Join Kent Employment Law’s Kim Darling and Tanja Halsall of Potentia HR for a discussion on the practical considerations for managing your risk and engaging with your employees during these unprecedented times.
On May 14, Kent Employment Law Partner Richard Johnson joined #AskABCorp for a live Twitter chat covering a wide range of employment law issues particularly relevant during the COVID-19 climate. Richard was on hand to answer questions about furloughs and layoffs, workers’ rights, government benefits for entrepreneurs, and more. If you weren’t able to attend, […]
5 key questions on vacation time with COVID-19 By John Dujay, Canadian HR Reporter, April 28, 2020 With so many workers being laid off or working reduced hours, vacation time is becoming one of the hot-button issues facing employers and HR during the pandemic. Do they have the right to force workers to take vacation […]
HR and Employment Law Issues During COVID-19 BC Non-Profit Housing Association April 30, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Webinar On April 30, the BCNPHA presented a free webinar for employers seeking help navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. In this 90 minute session, legal and HR experts Simon Kent (Founder of Kent Employment Law) and Marsha […]
Government Assistance for Businesses during COVID-19, Part 2: Export Development Canada Loan Guarantee
By Trevor Thomas. This is the second post in a three-part series covering the three credit programs that the Canadian Federal government has established for businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. In Part 1, we wrote about the Canada Emergency Business Account. Below, we review the second option available to Canadian businesses: the Export Development […]
By Michael Bellomo. BC’s courts are closed. How will this affect your legal matter? Read on to find out. Operations suspended As you have likely already heard, last month the British Columbia Supreme Court suspended regular court operations to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Initially, the Court suspended all civil (and family) matters that […]
By Trevor Thomas. As you’ve likely already heard, the Canadian Federal government has earmarked $65 billion for businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. The funds are accessible through three credit programs: 1. Canada Emergency Business Account (“CEBA”); 2. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Loan and Guarantee Program; and 3. Business Development Bank Co-Lending Program. This […]
On April 21, 2020, employment lawyer David Brown partnered with the People’s Law School of BC for a webinar focusing on the Canadian benefit programs available to workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In this free 45-minute presentation, David breaks down the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and EI: who’s eligible, how to apply, […]
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 […]
On Friday April 3, 2020, join employment lawyer Trevor Thomas online as he speaks to Veterinary professionals about the employment law issues affecting them and their workplace during this global health crisis.