The British Columbia government recently announced that employees may not be entitled to notice of termination or termination pay pursuant to the BC Employment Standards Act if their employment is terminated as a result of COVID-19.
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On March 17, 2020, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, declared a public health emergency. The following day, March 18, 2020, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, declared a provincial state of emergency to support a province wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This signaled the closing of many BC business and the resulting layoff of employees.
Pushor Mitchell is committed to helping our clients through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. One of the ways we can help is to share our latest news and helpful tips for both individuals and businesses. As we write more material, it will be added to the collections below. Our firm’s response: An Update To Our Clients […]
Our governments have made several directives and recommendations since our previous articles which we address below. This article also canvasses issues such as school closures, layoffs resulting from COVID-19, working remotely and bans on large public gatherings.