Latest coronavirus coverage

May 22, 2020

This week saw British Columbia move into a new phase of its pandemic response, with some businesses and services reopening. We continue to update our coronavirus coverage to keep up with developments. Some highlights:

  • Can I refuse to work during the pandemic? Learn situations where that’s a definite yes, and others where it may be — and what you can do about it.

  • Can I still prepare a will at this time? The BC government made changes this week that temporarily allow for wills to be signed and witnessed remotely — providing at least one of the witnesses is a lawyer or notary public. Learn what’s involved, and other options for preparing or updating a will during coronavirus.

  • What’s the latest with the rules around social distancing? The rules are changing quickly. Learn the latest.

As well, on Wednesday, over 260 attendees from across the province tuned in for our lastest webinar, Returning to Work During the Pandemic. We’re so grateful for the enthusiastic feedback: 

"Thank you for soooo much for all the information that helps me a lot!"

"Thank you. The presentation is a good help to start a conversation going in and out of the workplace with direction."

"These webinars are fantastic. Thank you so much! I use the materials for myself and my employment clients."

"Continue as you've been doing. This is a fantastic service to the community. Thank you!"

If you missed the webinar, or you want to share it or watch it again, you can access the webinar recording on our website. You’ll find:

  • a video replay of the webinar (with closed captioning when you watch on YouTube)

  • a summary of highlights from the webinar with corresponding pinpoint references

  • links to additional resources

We’re excited to bring you more webinars. To get early word of upcoming webinars, be sure to join our mailing list

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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