Noteworthy employment/human rights cases (BC 2017)

BCHRT v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62 In this decision, the SCC expanded the scope of the “workplace” in relation to human rights. This case involved M, a Muslim Iranian descent who worked for Omega and Associates Engineering Ltd., and S, a site supervisor who worked for...

BC Provincial Elections – Employer Obligations

With BC’s provincial election scheduled to take place on May 9, 2017, it is a good time to remind employers of their obligations in this regard. Employer Obligations Further to the British Columbia Election Act, an employee is entitled to have four consecutive...

Changes to Parental Leave

The 2017 budget lays out the Federal Governments plans to extend parental leave and benefits to 18 months. New parents can now choose to take 18 months of leave at a benefits rate of 33% of their average weekly earnings, or 12 months of leave at a benefit rate of 55%...