Current to April 7, 2020 The following Fact Sheet compiles information relating to the following financial programs and initiatives the Canadian and BC governments are implementing in response to the COVID-19 crisis: A. Federal Government Programs Temporary Wage Subsidy Tax Filings GST Credit Canada Child Benefit Canada Emergency Response Benefit Work-Sharing Program Employment Insurance Employment […]
Current to March 25, 2020 To help British Columbia business owners during the current global health crisis, we have put together a COVID-19 FAQ (frequently asked questions) for employers. We will continue to update these FAQs as more questions arise. If you have any questions about how best to prepare your business in response to […]
In this class, learn about the legal issues that may affect you in the workplace. KEL Lawyer Trevor Thomas explains the essentials of the Employment Standards Act, the law that sets out standards every employer and employee must follow.
COVID-19 and the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know Community Futures April 2, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Webinar On April 2, join employment lawyers Paula Krawus and Erin Brandt to learn how to manage your workplace during the COVID-19 health crisis. Topics will include temporary lay-offs, sick leave, termination pay/severance, non-discrimination, as well as health […]
Yesterday, the British Columbia government announced its COVID-19 Action Plan, which included a variety of financial relief initiatives to help both individuals and businesses who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including: The new BC Emergency Benefit for Workers Changes to the BC Climate Action Tax Credit Extension of Tax and Other Payment Deadlines For […]
By Richard Johnson. We have witnessed several exciting human rights debates and developments in British Columbia in recent years: from prohibitions on sexualized dress codes, to protections for childcare obligations, to the availability of menstrual product receptacles in gendered washrooms. A central purpose underlying the work of Canadian human rights tribunals and courts is to […]
On March 18, join employment lawyer Paula Krawus to learn about sustainable employment and the simple steps your business can take towards creating an engaged and purpose-driven workplace based on principles like respect and collaboration.
With the legalization of cannabis, Canadians have a legal right to consume cannabis. Employers have concerns about the possible impact on employees’ performance during working hours. Join David Brown and other experts as they discuss the legal, medical and practical issues facing employers when it comes to cannabis in the workplace.
By Gurkirat Singh Dhillon. Are you an employer who just learned that one of your employees has not shown up to work in a while? Did that employee communicate with his or her manager about this absence? Have calls and emails to the employee gone unanswered? Depending on the answers to these questions, you may […]
Join KEL Partner Richard Johnson at this year’s HRD Employment Law Masterclass in Vancouver on Feb 19 to learn everything you need to know about long-term absenteeism in the workplace!