Provinces and Territories introduced plans in various forms, which generally involve phased-in approaches to the re-opening of economies. We have summarized these plans.Read more
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Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Decision to Strike International Arbitration Clause for Uber and UberEATS Drivers
The decision may be significant for companies in the “gig” economy as it opens the door for individuals engaged with Uber to access the Courts and/or other tribunals to adjudicate any disputes, such as disagreements about the applicability of the ESA.Read more
Premier John Horgan announced that the duration of temporary layoffs permissible under the BC Employment Standard Act has been extended to a maximum of 24 weeks, expiring on August 30, 2020.Read more
Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, 2020, seeks to amend 15 different pieces of provincial legislation, including employment and labour legislation in Alberta.Read more
Ryan Anderson talks with Adam Stirling on C-FAX1070, about the need for urgent government action to avoid crippling liabilities associated with automatic employee terminations in BC. Deadline to Pay Severance Fast Approaching for Many Businesses.
Paul McLean interviewed as part of a CityNews1130 story on CERB and the obligation to return to work. White Rock Coffee Shop Struggling to Get Workers Back.
Employers should note that time period for when a lay-off under the Canada Labour Code becomes a termination has been extended.Read more
Courts and workplace tribunals in Atlantic Canada have taken preventative measures in response to COVID-19.Read more