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Extending Temporary COVID-19 Layoffs Beyond August 30, 2020

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
On June 25, 2020, the province introduced regulatory amendments to allow temporary layoffs to continue for up to 24 weeks, or until August 30th, whichever comes first.

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Employers’ Costs to Rise with WorkSafeBC Changes that Increase Insurable Earnings

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
The BC NDP are moving forward with proposed changes that claim to modernize the Workers’ Compensation Act.

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Layoffs, Recalls and Terminations – The Aftermath 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.

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Reopening and Returning – The Move from Lockdown to Baby Steps

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As you are no doubt aware, we are in Phase 2 of BC’s restart plan.

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Returning to Safe Operation

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The BC Government has announced its phased approach to reopening businesses.  The BC Government has partnered with WorkSafeBC to develop resources and general guides to assist in the transition from virus-related lockdown to carefully restarting social and commercial life.

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Returning to Work and Reopening Your Business in the Wake of COVID-19

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Unprecedented times have called for unprecedented measures. Now, we see a flicker of light at the end of tunnel as BC has released its plan for easing the restrictions.

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WorkSafeBC Claims for COVID-19

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
This is an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The effects of the spread of the virus are being felt across all industries by employers and employees alike.

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WorkSafeBC Penalty of Over $600,000

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
In December 2019, the Metro Vancouver Regional District received an administrative penalty of $637,415.60 for committing high risk safety violations.

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Amendments to the Labour Relations Code – Bill 30

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
On April 30, 2019, BC’s Labour Minister, Harry Bains, introduced proposed changes to the Labour Relations Code (the “Code”).

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WorkSafeBC Mental Disorder Presumption

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Regulatory changes took effect on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 that expanded the presumption for mental health disorders caused by work.

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Mark Grabas Presenting WorkSafeBC 101

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Pushor Mitchell lawyer Mark Grabas will be presenting a WorkSafeBC 101 seminar on April 24th.

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