Self-Isolation Orders and Essential Service Workers: When to Self-Isolate?

On April 10, 2020, BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) issued an updated order regarding self-isolation requirements for travellers coming into British Columbia from outside of Canada.  This order provides additional clarification for employers of workers who have travelled outside Canada  including those who must commute across the US/Canada border in order to work in British … Continued

Federal Government Announces Support for Food Supply Chain

On April 13, 2020, the Federal government announced $50 million in financial support for the food supply chain. In a news release from the department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the government announced financial support for farmers, fish harvesters, and all food production and processing employers in order to ensure foreign workers arriving in Canada … Continued

Amendments to the Canada Labour Code in Response to COVID-19

On March 25, 2020, the federal government passed Bill C-13, an Act Respecting Certain Measures in Response to COVID-19. In addition to the introduction of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act (which we reviewed here), the legislation made a number of substantive amendments to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continued