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WorkSafe BC OH&S New Employer Obligations - Refusal of Workhttp://www.res360.ca/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=31WorkSafe BC OH&S New Employer Obligations - Refusal of Work<div class="ExternalClass5B9F436343FF45129D74D5FB4ADC822B"><p><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">​WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors have amended rules on the refusal of unsafe work set out in section 3.12 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. These amendments took effect on August 22, 2022. Most employers and employees are likely familiar with a worker's fundamental right to refuse unsafe work where there is a reasonable cause to believe it would create an undue hazard to their health or safety. This right is described in section 3.12 along with the established process for reporting and refusing unsafe work, and processes to follow in investigating and resolving such matters.</span><br></p></div>http://www.res360.ca/StoriesImages/legislature.jpg, http://www.res360.ca/StoriesImages/legislature.jpghttp://www.res360.ca/publications/Publications/V42_-_LB_-_OHS_Obligations_Refusal_of_Unsafe_Work_-_2022-08-30.pdf, http://www.res360.ca/publications/Publications/V42_-_LB_-_OHS_Obligations_Refusal_of_Unsafe_Work_-_2022-08-30.pdf
BC Labour Relations Code Amendments & Union Certification Royal Assenthttp://www.res360.ca/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=30BC Labour Relations Code Amendments & Union Certification Royal Assent<div class="ExternalClass829A5B4B9904428BA3A8F4A97A98F523"><p><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">​Further to the Legislative Briefing titled "BC Labour Relations Code – Union Certification Amendments Introduced", published on April 8, 2022, Bill 10 – 2022: Labour Relations Code Amendment Act, 2022 (Bill 10) received Royal Assent on June 2, 2022. The amendments came into effect on the date of Royal Assent.</span><br></p></div>http://www.res360.ca/StoriesImages/FemaleEngineers.jpg, http://www.res360.ca/StoriesImages/FemaleEngineers.jpghttp://www.res360.ca/publications/Publications/V41_-_LB_-_BCLRB_Union_Certification_-_Bill_10_-_2022-06-07.pdf, http://www.res360.ca/publications/Publications/V41_-_LB_-_BCLRB_Union_Certification_-_Bill_10_-_2022-06-07.pdf
BC Police Act - Recommendations for Reformhttp://www.res360.ca/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=29BC Police Act - Recommendations for Reform<div class="ExternalClass4C93D09A378E4B1EB7153DBB82B0CA17"><div><p><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">​On April 28, 2022 the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act (the "Committee") presented the Committee's Report titled "Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia" (the "Report") to the BC Legislative Assembly. The Report outlines 11 recommendations, including transition to a new BC provincial police service that is governed by the new Community Safety and Policing Act. The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth issued a news release on April 28, 2022 stating that the government is determining how to review the Report's recommendations, and commencing late summer discussions will take place "…with Indigenous partners, community advocacy organizations, health and mentalhealth groups, police leadership, agencies and police oversight bodies in order to meet the new vision for the Police Act as envisioned by the committee.</span></span><br></p></div></div>http://www.res360.ca/StoriesImages/ResLaunch.jpg, http://www.res360.ca/StoriesImages/ResLaunch.jpghttp://www.res360.ca/publications/Publications/V40_-_LB_-_Reforming_BC_Police_Act_-_2022-05-02.pdf, http://www.res360.ca/publications/Publications/V40_-_LB_-_Reforming_BC_Police_Act_-_2022-05-02.pdf

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