On November 1, 2018, the B.C. Government introduced the Human Rights Code Amendment Act 2018, Bill 50. The Bill largely adopts the recommendations of the December 2017 report of Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary of Sport and Multiculturalism, which can … Continue Reading
On October 25, 2018, B.C.’s Minister of Labour released the report of the Labour Relations Code Review Panel. The report contains sweeping recommendations with respect to amending the B.C. Labour Relations Code ( the “Code”). A copy of the Panel’s … Continue Reading
On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 the British Columbia government introduced legislation – Bill 44, Budget Measures Implementation (Employer Health Tax) Act, 2018 – with respect to the anticipated Employer Health Tax (“EHT”) announced in the British Columbia Budget 2018.
The … Continue Reading
On May 17, 2018, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 6) came into force increasing maternity, paternity, and compassionate care leave and establishing two new job-protected leaves: crime-related child disappearance leave and child death leave.
On April 9, 2018, the B.C. government introduced Bill 6, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018, in the B.C. legislature. Bill 6 will amend the B.C. Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”) with respect to maternity leave, parental leave, … Continue Reading
Kevin Wright, Todd Shikaze and Emily Snow recently authored “On the ‘Level’ After Godfrey: Proving Liability in Canadian Price Fixing Class Actions,” for the December 2017 edition of Class Action Defence Quarterly. In the article they provide insight … Continue Reading
Making good on its campaign promises, British Columbia’s new NDP Government has announced a further increase to the minimum wage. According to the Provincial Government, the increase is intended “to better reflect the province’s overall economic growth and ensure all … Continue Reading
On August 4, 2017 the British Columbia government announced its intention to re-instate the BC Human Rights Commission. Disbanded in 2002 in favour of a direct-access model, the new Human Rights Commission will reflect a period of consultation with the … Continue Reading
The British Columbia Supreme Court recently applied the “modern approach” to determining whether an employment relationship exists at law in TCF Ventures Corp. v The Cambie Malone’s Corporation, 2016 BCSC 1521.
Tim Fernback applied for the position of CFO … Continue Reading
On May 4, 2016 the government of British Columbia announced its intention to raise minimum wage in the province. Implemented over two years, this change will see minimum wage increase to an estimated $11.25 by September 2017.
The government’s minimum … Continue Reading
On the one-year anniversary of the trans-rights focus of the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade, and on the eve of Vancouver’s 2016 Pride celebration, the British Columbia legislature has made it explicitly clear that transgender persons are entitled to protection under … Continue Reading
Yet another Canadian appellate decision has confirmed that employers who do not provide for the early termination of fixed-term employment agreements do so at their peril. In Alsip v Top Rollshutters Inc. dba Talius, 2016 BCCA 252 (“Alsip… Continue Reading