Labour and Employment Communiqué

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April 20, 2021

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BC introduces COVID-19 vaccine paid leave

Veronica S. C. Rossos, Jenifer C. Gentle

As discussed in a previous communique, the BC Government amended the Employment Standards Regulation, BC Reg 396/95, to create an unpaid leave for employees who require leave to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to assist a dependant who is being vaccinated...

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Workplace closures and a new Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant in BC

Veronica S. C. Rossos, Jenifer C. Gentle

In a recent joint statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have advised that a new provincial health officer Expedited Workplace Closure Order is in place. Effective April 12, if an investigation determines...

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