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HR and Employment Law Issues During COVID-19 (Webinar Recording Available)

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 […]

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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 […]

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COVID-19 and the Courts

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 […]

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Government Assistance for Businesses during COVID-19, Part 1: The CEBA

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 […]

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EI and Emergency Benefits for Workers (David Brown Webinar with PLSBC)

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, […]

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COVID-19 and the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know (FAQs)

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 […]

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Webinar on COVID-19 and the Workplace: Trevor Speaks with BC Vet Techs (April 3)

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.

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COVID-19 and the Workplace: Webinar with Paula and Erin (Link Available)

COVID-19 and the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know Community Futures April 2, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Webinar On April 2, employment lawyers Paula Krawus and Erin Brandt partnered with Community Futures to offer a webinar on managing your workplace during the COVID-19 health crisis. Topics included temporary lay-offs, sick leave, termination pay/severance, non-discrimination, […]

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BC’s COVID-19 Action Plan: The Provincial Government’s Efforts to Support People and Businesses

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 […]

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Creed: Protecting Veganism as a Human Right

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 […]

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