Tri-Cities Law Blog


March 26th, 2020

Explaining Temporary Layoffs in BC – What Needed to Change, but Didn’t

With close to one million employees applying for EI last week, we can be sure a large number are from BC and a large number have been laid off by…

March 25th, 2020

COVID-19 and the Workplace Update: Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Today, the federal government announced a new program called the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) that will provide $2,000 a month for four months to select Canadians that have seen…

March 24th, 2020

COVID-19 and the Workplace Update

Employment Standards Act Amendments Provide Job-Protected Leave for COVID-19 Related Absences from Work Yesterday, the BC Government passed amendments to the Employment Standards Act aimed at providing job security to…

March 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 and the Workplace

COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of Canadian life, including the workplace. We at BTM Lawyers LLP are keeping up to date on all government announcements and regulatory changes that are…

March 19th, 2020

COVID-19: Expanded Employment Insurance and Work-Sharing Benefits

The Federal Government has announced several measures to assist employees and employers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including several changes to Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits and the federal Work-Sharing…


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