Amendments to the Employment Standards Act providing workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine are now in effect, retroactive to April 19, 2021.
Bill 3 is now law and ensures that no employee will lose pay if they need time away from work to get vaccinated. Both full-time and part-time employees can take up to three hours of paid leave.
On the same day there was a reported 799 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 127,048 cases in British Columbia, the BC Government formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.
During the pandemic, many of us have spent several months at home.
To pass the time, we have started tackling projects that have been on our to-do lists for months, even years.
The B.C. government has introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act that, if passed, will provide workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine.
The amendments ensure no one will lose pay if they need time away from work to get vaccinated.
The Province is providing an additional $2 billion in development financing through B.C.’s HousingHub to finance the construction of thousands of new homes for middle-income families.
It has been five years since the Provincial Health Officer declared a public health emergency in response to the significant rise in opioid-related overdose deaths reported in B.C.
On the same day the province reported more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases in three days, BC announced a new vaccine registration schedule that will provide certainty for more than 1.3 million British Columbians aged 40 and older, as B.C.'s Get Vaccinated program moves forward.
Nearly one million British Columbians have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Province’s Get Vaccinated program is ramping up and is calling on everyone aged 60 and older to register.
100 Mile House RCMP is seeking assistance in a child exploitation investigation involving a teacher at a local high-school.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, announced Thursday that WorkSafeBC inspectors have been given new duties in fighting the spread of COVID-19 transmissions in the workplace environment.