At the end of June, 2020, BC extended the maximum period for COVID-19-related temporary layoffs to 24 weeks in any 28 consecutive week period, ending before August 30, 2020 (see our summary here).
Today, BC announced it is extending the Employment Standards Act temporary layoff period to a maximum of 16 weeks in any period of 20 consecutive weeks for layoffs connected to the COVID-19 emergency.
On March 23, 2020, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (No. 2), 2020 came into force. It amends the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The amendments introduced two types of unpaid…
Continue Reading Protecting Jobs in an Emergency – Amendments to BC Employment Standards Act
Advance polling for Canada’s federal election commences today, ahead of election day on Monday, October 21, 2019 (7:00 am to 7:00 pm in BC).
Employers should keep in mind their obligations under the Canada Elections …
Continue Reading Advance polling begins: what employers need to know before election day
On August 27th, 2019 former Ontario school teacher Ryan Jarvis was sentenced to six months in jail and 12 months’ probation after the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) convicted him of voyeurism earlier this year. …
Continue Reading Case involving voyeuristic teacher leads to clarification of law relating to private vs. public places and provides valuable lesson for employers