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May 2020 Archives

Workplace accident: When can TBI victims return to work?

British Columbia workers who suffered work-related injuries can typically return to their jobs after recovery. However, when a workplace accident causes traumatic brain injuries, returning to work may not be a given. Each TBI victim faces unique challenges to overcome, depending on the severity and location of the damage to the brain.

Are there human rights violations in your workplace?

Workers should all have equal access to employment opportunities, and their human rights must be protected at all times. However, even when workplace equity exists, human rights problems may not be immediately evident. The British Columbia Human Rights Code is meant to protect employees from discrimination at work.

COVID-19: BC Government Extends Duration of COVID-Related Temporary Layoffs

As of May 4, 2020, a significant amendment to the BC Employment Standards Regulation, BC Reg 365/95, was ordered by Order in Council that effectively extends the duration of COVID-19-related temporary layoffs under the BC Employment Standards Act. This is a change that benefits both employees and employers affected by layoffs due to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.

How to avoid discriminatory wording in job advertisements

In a competitive environment, employers must often battle to ensure they have access to the best prospective candidates for an open position. They will frequently explore various distribution methods to cast a wide net in search of quality applicants. In British Columbia, employers often publish an ad for a job to incite applicants to submit resumes.

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