Labour, Employment & Human Rights: Odds and Ends

There were various labour, employment and human rights cases and new legislation this past year that impact local governments as employers. Local governments are also experiencing changes to the workplace caused by the increased demand and ability to work remotely. The cases discussed below cover a wide area including union representation rights, employee privacy rights, whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor, and discrimination on the basis of family status and colour. We also discuss obligations and issues to consider with remote working arrangements and a local government’s obligations under the Accessible British Columbia Act and the Accessible British Columbia Regulation which came into effect this year.

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