BC Legislation and Policy Update: Employment Law and Family Law (Oct 2019)

[21:16] Provides updates on Employment Law and Family Law in British Columbia. Lawyer Raji Mangat covers changes in the Employment Standards Act and the Divorce Act. For advocates and community workers. Topics include:

  • Changes in hiring young people
  • Two new forms of job-protected leave: caregiving for critical illness or injury, and leave in the case of domestic or sexual violence
  • Employers’ responsibilities relating to tips
  • Divorce Act modernization
  • Duties for divorcing parties and Legal Advisors
  • Relocation applications
  • Best interests of the child and family violence

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Credits: Presentation by Raji Mangat, West Coast LEAF. Filmed and edited by Paul Donovan, Focus Audio Visual Services Ltd., Production and publication coordinated by Kate Murray, Bridget Greenwood, Baljinder Gill, Ella Droko, and Brian Goncalves, Legal Aid BC. Thumbnail design by Brian Goncalves and Caitlin Kuo, Legal Aid BC.

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