COVID-19 Update – Recap for Week of May 25, 2020

May 29, 2020

As Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan entered Week 2, many B.C. businesses were either re-opening their doors or planning for re-opening, following the guidelines set out by WorkSafeBC.  Below is a summary of this week’s key COVID-19 news and updates for B.C. employers with direct links to relevant information bulletins, governmental resources, and articles.

Applications for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Open May 25

May 26th bulletin: WorkSafeBC Announcement re: Waiving Premiums for Employers Impacted by COVID-19

WorkSafeBC publishes documents providing guidance to hazardous process facilities. The checklist may be helpful for employers as they develop their Safety Plans

Provincial State of Emergency Extended to June 9, 2020. This represents the longest state of emergency in B.C.’s history.

May 27th article: A Worker Refuses to Come Back to Work: What Do We Do? Canadian HR Reporter interviewed Roper Greyell partner, James D. Kondopulos, regarding potential issues employers face when welcoming employees back to the workplace

For questions on any information contained in today’s update, 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.