Author: Colin Edstrom

Colin's practice focuses on labour and employment law, workers' compensation, occupational health and safety, privacy law and human rights. He is a trusted advisor and counsel to workplaces of all…

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The British Columbia government recently proposed legislation to create a new annual provincial statutory holiday on September 30th named the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Today is Pink Shirt Day which represents an anti-bullying campaign. Bullying and harassment in the workplace exists on a spectrum and is a moral and legal issue.
British Columbia employees are entitled to five paid days and three unpaid days of sick leave as of January 1, 2022.
The Federal Government recently passed legislation to create a new annual federal statutory holiday on September 30th.
British Columbia recently passed legislation requiring employers to provide employees with two new separate paid leaves.
As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, employers have lots of questions about how vaccines will impact their workplace.
While all employees owe a duty of fidelity to their employers, certain employees owe an elevated fiduciary duty.
Employees can be an organization’s greatest asset but also – in the circumstances of a corporate transaction – its greatest liability.
Childcare is one of the most difficult areas to navigate for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and daycares were closed forcing many employees to balance working from home with childcare obligations.
The British Columbia government recently announced that employees may not be entitled to notice of termination or termination pay pursuant to the BC Employment Standards Act if their employment is terminated as a result of COVID-19.
The Employment Standards Act was amended to provide job protection to persons who are ill, need to self-isolate, need to care for their child or other dependent, or whose employer is concerned that the employee may expose others to risk as a result of the COVID-19
On March 23rd, the British Columbia government announced a $5-billion economic relief plan to support families, businesses and economic recovery in response to COVID-19.

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