The BC Government Introduces Bill 23 – Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020

Following the BC government’s recent modernization of the Workers Compensation Act in April of this year, the Minister of Labour introduced the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020, for first reading on July 14, 2020. The Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020, has more significant substantive implications for employers’ management of compensation claims and occupational health and … Continued

BC Ministry relaxes data residency requirements under FIPPA

On March 26, 2020, the Minister of Citizen’s Services issued an order under section 33.1(3) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) relaxing certain requirements under FIPPA during the COVID-19 crisis. FIPPA ordinarily requires public bodies to access and store personal information only within Canada except in limited circumstances.  That requirement … Continued

BC Government’s COVID-19 Action Plan

The province of British Columbia has announced a COVID-19 Action Plan to help support people and businesses. The plan dedicates $2.8 billion to help people and $2.2 billion to provide relief to businesses and help them recover after the outbreak. Minister Carole James said the plan is the first step to address immediate needs and … Continued