Resources: COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Update – Amendments to the B.C. Employment Standards Act

    March 2020

    by Brandon HillisAndrew NichollDelayne Sartison K.C.

    On March 23, 2020, the B.C. Legislature passed amendments to the B.C. Employment Standards Act, and last week, WorkSafeBC published a series of recommendations to employers and employees navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. This memorandum addresses these, and other, recent developments that will be of significance to employers operating in B.C. and elsewhere.

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  • COVID-19 Update – Introduction of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

    March 18, 2020

    by Brandon HillisMeaghan J. McWhinnieAndrew NichollDelayne Sartison K.C.

    The purpose of this March 19, 2020 bulletin is to provide additional COVID-19 information to employers regarding Employment Insurance benefits, the federal stimulus package of $82 billion, and new provincial job-protected leaves of absence.

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  • COVID-19 Update – March 18, 2020

    March 2020

    by Brandon HillisJames D. KondopulosMeaghan J. McWhinnieAndrew Nicholl

    British Columbians, as with people the world over, are in uncharted territory.  This crisis is unprecedented.  Schools, business and government buildings throughout the country are closed down, multiple provinces have declared states of emergency, and our leaders are holding press conferences to update us on the situation as it develops, seemingly by the hour.

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