COVID-19 Update – Recap for the Week of June 22, 2020

June 29, 2020

On June 24, 2020, Premier John Horgan announced that B.C. had entered Phase 3 of the four-phase Restart Plan. Additionally, last week both the Federal and British Columbia Provincial governments announced extensions to the time period for temporary layoffs.

The changes will provide employers more time to recall employees laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic before the employees’ employment is deemed terminated and the employers’ obligation to pay statutory severance pay and vacation pay, as well as possible common law severance, is triggered.

The key COVID-19 news and updates for B.C. employers for the Week of June 22, 2020, include:

    • Extension of the time period for temporary layoffs by Federal and Provincial governments
    • Introduction of the B.C. COVID-19 Related Measures Act
    • Introduction of the B.C. Economic Stabilization Act

To read the COVID-19 Update – Recap for the Week of June 22, 2020, please see the link below:

COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin – June 29, 2020

For questions on any information contained in today’s bulletin, please feel free to reach out to a member of our firm.

All our previous COVID-19 information bulletins can be found on Roper Greyell’s COVID-19 resource page.