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  • July 7, 2020
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July 2020 COVID-19 Update

UpdatesAs we move further into Phase 3 of British Columbia’s Restart Plan there have been some important changes in the COVID-19 labour and employment law landscape.Employment Standards ActThe government of British Columbia has extended the temporary lay-off provisions under the…

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  • June 30, 2020
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COVID-19 Safety Plans

Phase 2 of the Government of British Columbia’s plan to re-open the province’s economy and businesses commenced May 19 and ended June 23.  Phase 3 commenced June 24, 2020. Businesses that decide to open or remain open must adhere to…

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  • May 7, 2020
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Extended Temporary Layoffs due to COVID-19

To provide more flexibility to employers and employees wishing to extend a temporary layoff due to COVID-19, the government of British Columbia has amended the definition of temporary layoff in the Employment Standards Act to increase the maximum length of…

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  • April 24, 2020
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COVID-19: Details on Canada’s Wage Subsidies

Updated April 24, 2020 Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy As part of Canada’s economic support for businesses and workers facing impacts from COVID-19, the federal government announced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS).  The subsidy aims to help businesses avoid lay-offs…

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  • April 24, 2020
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Summary of Income Relief Programs offered by the Federal Government and the B.C. Provincial Government

This article provides a summary of already-established and newly announced programs by the federal and B.C. provincial governments that are available to workers who are experiencing negative impacts to their earnings as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  Some…

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  • April 24, 2020
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COVID-19 and Temporary Lay-off

Updated April 24, 2020  Many businesses in British Columbia have seen slowdowns in business that have impacted their staffing needs. In some cases, the impact has put the viability of their business at risk. Many employers have, or are considering…

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  • April 14, 2020
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BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner Provides Guidance on Human Rights Issues and COVID-19

On April 7, 2020, the BC Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender, released a policy statement intended to provide guidance to employers, landlords, service providers, and individuals about how to ensure human rights are protected and balanced against urgent public health…

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  • April 3, 2020
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You are invited: Advocates for Employers of Canada COVID-19 Webinar

Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP is a proud member of Advocates for Employers of Canada (AEC). AEC is an alliance of management-side labour and employment law practitioners from across Canada. We advocate for clients in every sector of the economy, from…

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  • March 30, 2020
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COVID-19 – Employee Entitlements During Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Employers across Canada are struggling to deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 25, 2020, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy published a message to debtors encouraging them to inform themselves of the economic measures…

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