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Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation Now a Statutory Vacation in B.C.


In our earlier weblog submit, we offered an summary of Invoice 2, Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation Act, which if handed into regulation, would acknowledge the Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation (September 30) as a public vacation in British Columbia and would set up it as a statutory vacation beneath the Employment Requirements Act.

As anticipated, Invoice 2 shortly made its approach by the Legislative Meeting and acquired Royal Assent on March 9, 2023. Due to this fact, September 30th will probably be noticed as a statutory vacation in B.C. beginning this 12 months.

The introduction of Invoice 2 and the official recognition of the Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation as a statutory vacation in B.C. is meant, amongst different issues, to commemorate the historical past and legacy of residential faculties, to honour the survivors of the residential faculties system and to permit extra British Columbians the chance to replicate on and take part in advancing significant reconciliation in B.C.

In preparation for the brand new statutory vacation, employers ought to assessment and replace their handbooks and insurance policies (as relevant). As well as, unionized employers must also assessment the language of their collective agreements to find out how the brand new statutory vacation will have an effect on them.

When you have any questions on this matter, or employment and labour issues generally, please contact a member of our Labour, Employment, and Human Rights Group.

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