Leave alterations present challenges for B.C. employers

New options could raise logistical, financial issues, say experts
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/15/2018
Vancouver employees are now able to take advantage of new leaves in British Columbia. Credit: Josef Hanus (Shutterstock)

New or extended leaves recently unveiled in British Columbia might not be unexpected but could still pose challenges for employers, according to experts.

“The issues for employers aren’t necessarily new ones — employers have been dealing with leave issues and the impact on the workplace for a long time — but it does produce some new considerations, both financial and administrative ones,” said Jordan Thompson, an associate at Fasken in Vancouver.

“In terms of preparation, though, any diligent employer can prepare for the changes without much issue.”