Paid sick-leave

On May 20, 2021 the Employment Standards Amendment Act received Royal Assent. The newly passed legislation immediately provides up to three paid days of COVID-19 related sick-leave to British Columbia employees, and commencing
Continue Reading British Columbia introduces paid sick-leave & increases minimum wage

As the third wave of BC’s COVID-19 pandemic rages on, provincial authorities continue to grapple with how to curtail rising caseloads in the province.

Although COVID-19 Safety Plans have been required for workplaces for the
Continue Reading Doubling-down on workplace safety: BC’s Provincial Health Officer issues new requirements for ‎workplaces and post-secondary institutions‎

A new public health order has expanded the powers of British Columbia’s medical health officers in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Expedited Workplace Closure order, in effect since April 12, allows medical
Continue Reading British Columbia expands power to close businesses in response to workplace COVID-19 ‎transmission

As COVID-19 case numbers rise to unprecedented levels, the BC Government continues to implement new provisions in response to the ongoing pandemic.

Early in the pandemic the BC government amended the Employment Standards Act to
Continue Reading British Columbia government expands COVID-19 Leave entitlement under the ‎Employment Standards Act

In response to a steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Vancouver Coast Health and Fraser Health regions, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer has imposed targeted orders that will affect both individuals
Continue Reading British Columbia imposes new COVID-19 restrictions for the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley‎*

The Federal government’s commitment to the “modernization” of employment standards applicable to federally regulated workplaces continues with the coming into force of more Canada Labour Code amendments and federal accessibility legislation. Federally regulated employers should
Continue Reading ‎“Times they are a-changin’” for federally regulated workplaces: significant amendments to Canada Labour ‎Code and accessibility legislation coming into effect