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Can your Employer Call the Shot? The Question of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace

By Stephanie Cousineau and Kim Darling. In December 2020, the first person in Canada received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. So began Stage 1 of the vaccine rollout, during which the government expects over 5 million people will be vaccinated. Another 12 million are expected to get their shots during Stage 2 (between […]

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Mandatory Workplace Vaccinations (David Mardiros speaks to Surrey Now-Leader)

Employers might be able to require COVID-19 vaccination from employees: B.C. lawyer By Sarah Grochowski, Surrey Now-Leader, January 24, 2021 With COVID-19 vaccines expected to reach the masses in July, questions are being raised as to whether employers in B.C. will take a step further and require worker immunization. As Kent Employment Law’s David Mardiros […]

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Will Employers Be Able to Require COVID-19 Vaccination? (Stephanie Cousineau Quoted in Times Colonist)

Mandatory vaccination unlikely for workplaces; focus will be on education By Roxanne Egan-Elliott, Times Colonist, December 10, 2020 Once a COVID-19 vaccine is available, will employers be able to require that employees be immunized? Find out what Kent Employment Law’s Stephanie Cousineau had to say about mandatory vaccination in today’s Times Colonist article by Roxanne […]

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“Unsafe Work” and COVID-19

By Victoria Merritt. As COVID-19-related restrictions ease in British Columbia, employers and employees have begun to navigate the process of returning to work. Anxiety around safety in a non-virtual workspace, ongoing family care obligations, increasing economic pressure, and constantly evolving rules make for stormy seas to sail. A number of my colleagues have already shared […]

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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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