Update From The BC Employment Standards Branch

Update from the BC Employment Standards Branch

  • April 9, 2020

The BC Employment Standards Branch released a much-anticipated update regarding the interpretation of the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). In its update, it recognizes that that the COVID-19 pandemic could be considered an ‘unforeseeable event’ for the purpose of group and…

Update On Federal Government COVID-19 Relief Programs

Update on Federal Government COVID-19 relief programs

  • April 9, 2020

On April 8, 2020 the Federal Government provided several important updates regarding previously announced programs designed to help employers and employers weather the COVID-19 storm. Update on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program (CEWS) The eligibility criteria has been clarified…

Update On The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Update on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

  • April 2, 2020

This is an update to the March 31st HR brief. On April 1st Finance Minister Bill Morneau provided some additional details about the government plans to assist businesses hurt by COVID-19. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is designed to…

Federal Support Program For Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Federal Support Program for Businesses impacted by COVID-19

  • March 31, 2020

On March 30th The Federal Government announced an expansion of a the previously announced wage subsidy program for small and medium sized business. The new program has significantly expanded eligibility for the program and it now covers all businesses, of…

Holding Effective Virtual Meetings

Holding Effective Virtual Meetings

  • March 26, 2020

These days, many teams have quickly shifted to working remotely in order to support employee health and safety, and abide by social distancing rules. Many organizations are scrambling, having had little time to prepare to lead from a distance. An…

BC Government Support Programs

BC Government Support Programs

  • March 25, 2020
Updated March 23, 2020; additional comments added from press conference held on March 23 by Premier Horgan and Minister James.
WorkSafeBC Guidelines For Working From Home

WorkSafeBC guidelines for working from home

  • March 24, 2020

With employers shifting to a work from home model in an effort to slow down the progression of COVID-19, WorkSafeBC issued guidance on employer and worker responsibilities for ensuring their workspace is safe. Develop a health and safety policy Employers…