The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented circumstances for Employers and Employees. Many people have questions with respect to their rights as Employers and Employees, and, particularly for Employers, potential liabilities.
The British Columbia Employment Standards Act sets out minimum standards that employers must adhere to. COVID-19 does not change or suspend statutory rights or obligations. Failure to adhere to these standards may result in claims against Employers and even personal liability for directors and owners of companies. Being pro-active and getting good advice now can help avoid problems and encourage creative and pro-active solutions to preserve goodwill and morale in the workplace, and to make the best of a bad situation for all.
Don’t be fooled by one size fits all solutions. Each situation is different and requires careful review and planning.
Don’t get caught out. Call for assistance.