Damages Reduced for Failure to Accept Recall After Improper Layoff
A British Columbia production supervisor has successfully sued his former employer for wrongful dismissal after he was laid off indefinitely, but the BC Supreme Court reduced the worker’s damages by half because the worker refused the employer’s offer of recall.
Employment Standards Act Made Simple
For provincially regulated, non-unionized tourism employers, the Employment Standards Act of British Columbia (“ESA” or the “Act”) is probably the most important and frequently referenced piece of employment legislation. The purpose of this legislation is to provide the minimum standards, legal rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees.
Changes to Unpaid Leave Periods in British Columbia
Amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) in 2019 and 2020 have introduced new job protected leave periods as set out below.
Canada Revenue Agency: Payroll and Your Business
Setting up payroll can be confusing for small- or medium-sized businesses. Employers must make deductions from amounts paid to employees, report them on the applicable slips and send the payments to Revenue Canada.
Section 53 provides that employees are entitled to up to three days of unpaid leave on the death of a member of the employee’s immediate family.
The Employment Standards Branch, the Director of Employment Standards and the Employment Standards Tribunal are the agencies responsible for the administration of the Employment Standards Act.
Bad Faith Discharges Revisited
The following decisions can be considered positive developments for employers in the area of wrongful dismissal.
Bargaining in Good Faith
Once a notice to commence bargaining has been served, the union and the employer must begin bargaining in good faith within 10 days.