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Harassment in the Workplace

Posted:  Nov 16, 2021
Harassment in the workplace can take many forms, such as the use of derogatory or offensive comments and jokes, stereotypes, names and other behavior that is insulting or disparaging. It also can include assigning you work that is undesirable or inconsistent with your job title and experience, such as assigning you to perform menial tasks without justification. Another common form of harassme...

Changes for Youth Employment in B.C.

Posted:  Nov 3, 2021
The provincial government has made changes to the B.C. Employment Standards Act primarily through raising the minimum working age of youth for most jobs in the province from 12 to 16. This move is intended to bring British Columbia in line with child labour standards of other developed nations as well as other provinces in the country. The changes, effective since Oct. 15th, are designed to p...

What To Do If You Have Been Terminated Due to the Vaccine Mandate

Posted:  Oct 18, 2021
As one of the most important aspects in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, increased vaccination rates in British Columbia and beyond are linked to dramatically decreased hospitalizations and deaths associated with the disease. All approved COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are safe to use and significantly reduce the spread of the disease. Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 also markedly decreases t...

Can You Refuse to Work With Someone Who is Unvaccinated?

Posted:  Oct 12, 2021
As of October 11th 2021, more than 82 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and above have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with an additional five per cent having received only one dose. Although the overall rate of vaccination across the country is high, there remains a sizable minority of individuals who are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated.   As a critical aspect of the effor...

What You Should Do If Your Employer Goes Out Of Business

Posted:  Sep 28, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously impacted businesses across Canada and worldwide. Employees are worried now more than ever about job security and finances. The unfortunate reality is that many businesses will not survive the devastating financial effects of reduced hours, forced closures, in addition to having to implement reduced seating in some cases. However, this doesn’t mean you have ...
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