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

As the “circuit breaker” measures and travel restrictions continue to apply across British Columbia to help combat the third wave of COVID-19, Bill 3: Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2021 (“Bill 3”) received Royal Assent on
Continue Reading Government of British Columbia introduces paid leave for COVID-19 vaccine ‎appointments

On April 22, 2021, Bill 71: Employment Standards (COVID-19 Vaccination Leave) Amendment Act, 2021 (“Bill 71”) received royal assent to retroactively take effect starting April 21, 2021.

Bill 71 amends the Alberta Employment Standards Code
Continue Reading Government of Alberta introduces paid leave for employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations

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

The government of Alberta has introduced an Innovation Employment Grant (“IEG”) to complement its Job Creation Tax Cut (“JCTC”) in an effort to stimulate investment and expand opportunities in Alberta.

The IEG was first announced
Continue Reading Alberta announce $166 million Innovation Employment Grant for research and development

On Monday, January 4, 2021, the City of Toronto announced new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces, as well as to increase employer and government accountability. These measures create additional safety and
Continue Reading The City of Toronto announces new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces

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*