Author: Mark Grabas

The BC NDP are moving forward with proposed changes that claim to modernize the Workers’ Compensation Act.
As you are no doubt aware, we are in Phase 2 of BC’s restart plan.
The BC Government has announced its phased approach to reopening businesses. The BC Government has partnered with WorkSafeBC to develop resources and general guides to assist in the transition from
Unprecedented times have called for unprecedented measures. Now, we see a flicker of light at the end of tunnel as BC has released its plan for easing the restrictions.
This is an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The effects of the spread of the virus are being felt across all industries by employers and employees alike.
In December 2019, the Metro Vancouver Regional District received an administrative penalty of $637,415.60 for committing high risk safety violations.
On April 30, 2019, BC’s Labour Minister, Harry Bains, introduced proposed changes to the Labour Relations Code (the “Code”).
Regulatory changes took effect on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 that expanded the presumption for mental health disorders caused by work.

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