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Paid leave for Covid-19 vaccine eligible to BC workers (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzvgvmwCkFc Also read: Can I get fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine? Transcript: In March 2020, the BC Government amended the Employment Standards Act to allow employees to take job-protected COVID-19 related leave. I’m Rebecca Jackson, a lawyer at Labour Rights Law Office. In this video, I talk about the BC Government’s recent amendment to [...]

By |2021-07-20T14:11:46-07:00July 20th, 2021|Covid-19, Law Videos, Tips|

Top 3 ways to get the most value out of your lawyer (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQVihY_PAiI Also read: Can I get fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine? Transcript: How can clients get the most out of their first consultation? And, afterwards, how can they help make sure they get the best value for their legal fees? I’m Anthony Moffatt, a lawyer at Labour Rights Law Office. In this video, I [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:00:47-07:00June 28th, 2021|Law Videos, Tips|

Paid leave for Covid-19 vaccine eligible to BC workers

You may recall that in March 2020, the BC Government amended the Employment Standards Act to allow employees to take job-protected COVID-19 related leave. Recently, the BC Government made another amendment to the Employment Standards Act, to allow employees to take up to three hours off work, with pay, to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This [...]

By |2021-06-01T10:02:02-07:00June 1st, 2021|BC Employment Standards Act, Covid-19, Tips|

Top 3 ways to get the most value out of your lawyer

Top 3 ways to get the most value out of your lawyer At Labour Rights Law, we pride ourselves on being approachable and helping clients from all walks of life.  These are two of the reasons why we offer free, half-hour consultations to talk to clients and help them with their employment, labour, and human [...]

By |2020-12-11T11:00:48-08:00December 8th, 2020|Tips|

The law behind “I quit”

There’s more to leaving a job than saying “I quit” and packing your stuff into a cardboard box. Before resigning from your employment, you should consult a lawyer to determine what your legal rights and obligations are - and what rights or compensation you might be giving up by leaving. Do I have to [...]

Recalled or Rehired? – Returning to Work After Covid-19 Layoffs

What are the differences between being "recalled" and "rehired" when returning to work after Covid-19 layoffs? As government restrictions on workplaces are becoming more relaxed, businesses that have laid off their workers due to the pandemic can now begin rebuilding their teams. However, employees who are hired back should be aware of the legalities surrounding their [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:46:24-07:00October 21st, 2020|BC Employment Standards Act, Covid-19, Loss of a Job, Tips|

End of CERB: What does it mean for People on Income Support?

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) ended on 26 September 2020 and has been replaced by the Canada Recovery Benefit (“CRB”). The CRB is available for those who are not eligible for Employment Insurance (“EI”) or had their employment income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19. Eligible individuals can receive $500 per week [...]

By |2021-05-13T11:10:42-07:00October 20th, 2020|Covid-19, Tips|

Legal Considerations for Working Remotely

To slow the spread of COVID-19, many employees are choosing to continue working remotely, where they can practice social distancing. Below we have outlined some of the legal considerations that both employers and employees need to be aware of in order to successfully navigate through the uncertainties of working remotely. WorkSafeBC Rules Regarding Safety at [...]

By |2021-05-13T11:10:42-07:00October 19th, 2020|Covid-19, Tips|

What do I do if I’m working in a toxic work environment?

What do I do if I’m working in a toxic work environment? Over the years, laws in Canada have evolved to protect workers from toxic work environments.  Today, more Canadians than ever understand the legal right to a safe and healthy workplace that is free of bullying and harassment or discrimination under human rights law. [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:42:08-07:00August 20th, 2020|Discrimination at Work, Tips|

Don’t Sign That Employment Contract Yet! 2 Things You Need to Know First

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Employees who are too eager to sign contracts with restrictive covenants in employment can jeopardize their ability to earn a living going forward. Signing an employment contract can be one of the most exciting moments in your career.  It can represent the payoff of years of education or hard work, a [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:43:09-07:00June 15th, 2020|Employment Contracts, Tips|

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