British Columbia Employer Advisor Blog: Month in Review

Best of the Blogs
By Earl Phillips on October 21st, 2013

Here are links to recent posts on other McCarthy Tétrault blogs which may be of interest to BC employers:
       Attention Ontario retailers!
       Manitoba privacy legislation.
       Who owns customer contacts on Linkedin?
       This week at the Supreme Court of Canada
       Distracted drivers in Ontario.

BC Employers Face Bullying and Harassment Deadline — WorkSafeBC Policy Takes Effect November 1
By Earl Phillips on October 15th, 2013

It’s not too late, and it’s not too hard to comply, but the deadline is looming. WorkSafeBC's policy regarding compliance with the bullying and harassment law enacted in 2012 will come into force on November 1. We have previously described the legislation, and we have set out a plan for compliance. We can help employers ...

Criminal Consequence of Safety Violations
By Donovan Plomp on October 9th, 2013

In R. v. Metron Construction Corp., the Ontario Court of Appeal dramatically increased a fine imposed on the defendant Metron following its guilty plea to a charge of criminal negligence causing death, from $200,000 to $750,000. Metron had entered into an agreement to restore concrete balconies on two highrise buildings. To perform this work, it acquired ...