Sabrina Anis

Sociétaire | Vancouver

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Recognizing and addressing racism in the workplace: Considerations for employers

The issue of systemic racism (particularly against Black and Indigenous persons) has been at the forefront of public discourse in Canada in recent weeks. As the conversation has taken hold, many employers have started to interrogate their own structures in...

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A streamlined approach to emergency benefits for workers in the wake of COVID-19

In the preceding weeks, nearly one million Canadians have applied for employment insurance benefits (“EI”) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The system is overwhelmed by the high volume of applications. In response, and as part of its economic...

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The Hidden Risks Associated with Social Media Background Checks

In the digital age, an individual’s personal information is often only a few keystrokes away.  The prolific use of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Reddit, offer an abundance of personal details.  While employers might value...

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Changes to British Columbia’s Labour Relations Act

On May 30, 2019, British Columbia’s Bill 30 – Labour Relations Code Amendment Act (“Bill 30”) received Royal Assent. Bill 30 made significant changes to the Labour Relations Code (the “Code”) following a government-commissioned report by the Labour Relations Review...

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Changes to British Columbia’s Employment Standards Act

On May 30, 2019, British Columbia’s Bill 8 – Employment Standards Amendment Act (“Bill 8”) received Royal Assent.  Bill 8 made significant changes to the Employment Standards Act  (the “ESA” or the « Act ») following a British Columbia Law Institute Report...

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