COVID-19 In-person proceeding policies



As of July 2, 2020, and continuing in effect until further notice, the following policies apply to any request for an in-person proceeding:

  1. Policy for the Conduct of In-Person Proceedings 
  2. Policy for the Conduct of In-Person Votes; and 
  3. Illness Policy 

These policies reflect our duties as an employer to protect the health and safety of Board staff. They also reflect our duty to protect the health and safety of members of public with whom we interact as we perform our duties and responsibilities under the Code.

Board staff will, in large measure, continue to work from home. In addition, the Board’s premises will remain closed to drop-ins, with attendance by appointment only or where the Board has granted a request, or decided, to hold an in-person proceeding.

These policies may be amended in response to changes to recommended safe operating requirements, as identified by the PHO, BCCDC, or WorkSafeBC.

As we gain experience, together, in the context of a pandemic, we want to hear from you about what is working and what is not. We have benefitted immensely from the high degree of cooperation, problem-solving, and collaboration of the parties that have appeared before us since the Provincial state of emergency was declared. In that same spirit, we encourage you to provide your feedback to us so that we can consider your perspectives and experiences, and to refine our policies going forward.



This page was last updated: 2021-05-26

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for general purposes only and is not legal advice. This information is subject to the Labour Relations Code, the Labour Relations Board Rules, the Labour Relations Regulation and the published decisions of the Board

The Labour Relations Board acknowledges the traditional territories of the many diverse Indigenous Peoples in the geographic area we serve. With gratitude and respect, we acknowledge that the Board’s office is located on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.