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Getting Ready: More Impending Changes to BC’s Employment Standards Act

Canada - July 27 2021 British Columbia’s Employment Standards Amendment Act (the “Amendment Act”) received Royal Assent on May 30, 2019. Some provisions became effective at…

Michael McDonald.

Key considerations in responding to employee requests to work from home

Canada - May 20 2021 During the pandemic, many employers and employees have demonstrated exceptional adaptability in shifting their place of work from the office to the…

Colton Dennis.

More Reasons on Reasonable Notice: Pandemic Uncertainty Supports a Longer Notice Period for Wrongfully Terminated Employee

Canada - March 25 2021 In the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, employers considering issues related to common law reasonable notice should consider whether and…

Julia Riddle.

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal Makes Record-Shattering Award for Injury to Dignity

Canada - February 28 2021 On January 28, 2021, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) ordered the Government of British Columbia to pay a total of $974,167 - including…

Heather Mallabone.

No Family Status Discrimination in Dismissal of BC Employee Who Rejected Work Travel

Canada - November 16 2020 Employers concerned with the issue of when it is permissible to terminate the employment of an employee who refuses work travel for family reasons…

Colton Dennis.