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Global Remote Working - What Employers Need to Know

Canada - March 29 2021 There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and engage with each other. While we anticipate a return to the office for…

Dianne Rideout

The Federal Government and British Columbia Announces Mandatory Vaccinations

Canada - August 17 2021 Vaccination has been a hot topic for employers across Canada since a Covid-19 vaccine became reality in late 2020, with many employers wondering…

Kyle Lambert, Dianne Rideout

A Retailer’s Duty to Accommodate Disabilities That Interfere With a Customer’s Ability to Wear a Face Mask

Canada - April 5 2021 The BC Human Rights Tribunal (the "Tribunal") has issued its first decision relating to discrimination in the context of mandated mask policies. In…

Dianne Rideout

British Columbia Announces Paid Sick Leave Effective January 1, 2022

Canada - November 24 2021 British Columbia has become the first Canadian province to introduce paid sick leave for employees to whom the British Columbia Employment Standards…

Dianne Rideout

New Proof of Vaccination Requirement May Impact British Columbia Employers and Workplaces

Canada - August 24 2021 On August 23, 2021, BC's Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced that a new Public Health Order (which has not yet been published) will…

Dianne Rideout