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Course details

This course will explore the common law legal principles and statutory regimes governing the relationship between individual employees and employers in Canada. While the emphasis will be on the law of employment in the non-union context, comparisons will be made throughout the course between individual and unionized activity and the relationship between unions and employers in Canada. The course will involve a review of relevant statutes, analysis of decisions from the courts, practical exercises, discussion and student presentations. Students should take HRMG 3205 Labour Relations I to learn about employment law as it applies to a unionized workforce.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$603.23 - $629.12 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of BLAW 3905 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 71713

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Mar 29 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 71713
  • $603.23
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 29 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Marlize van Jaarsveld

Course outline

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Cost

$603.23

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. This is an online asynchronous class. Students must submit email address when registering. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. This online course is NOT self-paced. You must have an e-mail address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. You are not required to be online at a specific time of the day; however you are required to submit all assignments on their due dates. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 72967

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Sat Apr 01 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 72967
  • $628.95
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 01 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Tj Schmaltz

Course outline

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Cost

$628.95

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Students must submit e-mail address when registering. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. This online course is NOT self-paced. You must have an e-mail address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. You are not required to be online at a specific time of the day; however you are required to submit all assignments on their due dates. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 72970

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Apr 04 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 72970
  • $629.12
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 Tue 17:30 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 830
Jan 17 - Jan 24 Tue 17:30 - 21:00 Online
Jan 31 Tue 17:30 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 830
Feb 07 Tue 17:30 - 21:00 Online
Feb 14 - Feb 21 Tue 17:30 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 830
Feb 28 - Mar 07 Tue 17:30 - 21:00 Online
Mar 14 Tue 17:30 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 830
Mar 21 Tue 17:30 - 21:00 Online
Mar 28 - Apr 04 Tue 17:30 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 830
Instructor

Joao Molinari

Course outline

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Cost

$629.12

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. This is a Hybrid/blended course that has both online synchronous and in-classroom meetings. The online synchronous weeks require regular attendance to scheduled lectures and provides real-time interaction with your instructor and classmates. In-classroom meetings are conventional on campus face-to-face format. Both the online synchronous meetings and in-classroom meetings are held on the same day and time each week. Campus and room location are as noted on the course registration information above. This Hybrid/blended course has more than 50% of the prescribed meeting time as “on campus in-classroom” and is therefore eligible for International Students to use as part of their “in-classroom” program requirement.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze the appropriate employment legislation and common law principles in order to ensure employer compliance and design best practices;
  • Apply the principles of contract law that govern the employment relationship from formation to termination.
  • Outline the key steps involved in employment law dispute resolution, including the administrative tribunal process, traditional litigation and alternative dispute mechanisms.
  • Design practices to effectively reduce the risk of wrongful dismissal disputes and other legal causes of action.
  • Develop basic workplace policies that assist employers in maintaining compliance with employment legislation and common law.​

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

Employment Law (BLAW 3905) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
    Diploma Part-time
  2. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Diploma Part-time
  3. Fire Executive Management
    BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate Part-time
  4. Human Resource Management
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  5. Human Resource Management
    Certificate Part-time
  6. Human Resources
    Statement of Completion Part-time
  7. Payroll and Human Resources
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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