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Answer for In BC, can an employer require an employee to take their vacation leave in a non-unionized environment?

Received this note from Alan confirming my earlier response to your Q.
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Sorry, thought I had answered this earlier.
Yes, your answer is correct.
In practical terms, it might be better off for employees to claim the new federal and BC benefits related to the covid-19 crisis and save their vacation pay for later, in case these new benefits aren’t sufficient.

Alan R. McEwen
Alan McEwen & Associates
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