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Can I Bring My Dog to Work After COVID-19?
Lawson Lundell LLP, April 2021

As we look forward to returning to our normal routines, after we have all had the opportunity to be vaccinated, many people are wondering what permanent workplace changes will remain in place or will be introduced for workers; as well as the pets they either acquired or became more attached to during quarantine. I am certain my dog thinks I decided to stay home with him all day because he is so wonderful (which he is). Several studies have shown positive benefits in allowing pets in the workplace, including boosting morale, atmosphere and productivity...

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Is Refusal to Wear a Mask the Basis for a Human Rights Complaint?
Lawson Lundell LLP, April 2021

Mask wearing indoors has become a ubiquitous part of the COVID-19 experience. The B.C. government mandated mask wearing in November of 2020 for most indoor public settings. Those orders are premised on face coverings helping to prevent, respond to or alleviate the spread of COVID-19, when used with other protective measures. Some members of our society have physical, cognitive, or psychological disabilities that make mask wearing unduly difficult or unsafe...

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The CRA Has Simplified the Process for Employees to Claim a Tax Deduction for Working from Home Due to COVID-19
Lawson Lundell LLP, March 2021

In 2020, as offices and workplaces across Canada closed or reduced staffing capacity due to COVID-19, many Canadian workers who normally performed work at their employer’s worksite were suddenly required to work from home, either fully or partially. While this has not always been an easy transition, the silver lining is that such workers may be eligible for an income tax deduction in respect of their work-from-home situation. During “normal” years, if an employee was required to work from home as a condition of employment, the employee might be eligible to claim a tax deduction in respect of their home office and other related eligible expenses...

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Does Pandemic Fatigue Give Rise to a Duty to Accommodate?
Lawson Lundell LLP, March 2021

Now that we have persevered through one year of the COVID-19 pandemic, much has been written about pandemic fatigue and associated social isolation, mental stress, and anxiety. Employers may be seeing an increase in the incidence of mental illness claims in their workplaces. Statistics Canada conducted an online questionnaire in April-May 2020, Canadians' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, which found that over half of the participants reported a worsening of their mental health since the start of physical distancing measures. Of those participants, 41% reported the kind of symptoms consistent with moderate or severe anxiety...

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Can B.C. Businesses Force Employees and Customers to Wear Masks?
Lawson Lundell LLP, December 2020

On November 24, 2020, British Columbia issued a Public Health Order requiring the use of masks in all public indoor spaces in the province (the “Order”). In this blog post, we answer some frequently asked questions posed by business owners and employers about the Order. Mandatory Masking in Public Indoor Spaces Masks are now mandatory in all “indoor public spaces” in B.C...

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