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IHSA: impairment in the workplace

The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) has prepared a very useful safety talk on impairment in the workplace.

Changes to employment standards passed

On May 30, 2019, the British Columbia government gave royal assent to Bill 8, Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 to significantly update the Employment Standards Act and incorporate some recommendations from the BC Law Institute, as well as from the BC Employment Standards Coalition, the BC Federation of Labour and feedback from workers, employers and the public. Further recommendations will be considered at a later date and proposed legislation tabled.

Burnout is classified as a chronic condition

At its annual assembly in Geneva, the World Health Organization indicated that effective in 2022, burnout will be classified as a chronic condition. This will strengthen its link to work, employment and unemployment.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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