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

March 2020

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.

To read the full March 24th, 2020 bulletin, please see the link below: 

COVID-19 Update – March 24, 2020

This memorandum is current to the morning of March 24, 2020, but the pandemic and the responses of federal and provincial governments continue to evolve, and this may impact the accuracy of the information in this bulletin.

Please visit to see all of our COVID-19 updates as we are adding bulletins on a regular basis.

If in doubt about whether anything in this document is still current, please do not hesitate to contact us.