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BC announces ministerial regulation establishling timelines for BC Labour Relations Board decisions

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

The BC Government issued a news release on March 21, 2012 announcing a ministerial regulation establishling timelines for BC Labour Relations Board decisions. Here's the release:

A ministerial regulation establishing timelines for Labour Relations Board decisions will ensure timely resolution of workplace disputes, Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government Margaret MacDiarmid announced.

Labour Relations Board decisions will need to be managed within 180 days from the date an application is filed ensuring workplace disputes are quickly resolved. The new 180-day timeline includes the time to make submissions, conduct oral hearings and finalize the decision-making process involving matters under the Labour Relations Code.

Extensions to the timelines can be approved by the chair in specific cases, such as to allow the parties to engage in settlement discussions, collective bargaining or to allow the board to wait for the conclusion of matters before the courts.

The timeline is effective for all applications received on or after Sept. 1, 2012, to allow the board and the community to prepare for the implementation of timelines.