Will the BC Government declare National Truth and Reconciliation Day as a legal statutory holiday?

By |2024-04-05T05:26:43-07:00August 19th, 2022|HR Advice, Legal, News|

The survey clearly signals the B.C. government’s intent to add an 11th legal stat holiday for NTRD. There is broad support for this but many employers while supporting recognition of NTRD will be concerned about adding another statutory holiday with no compensating adjustment to the existing schedule of stats.

Are Cost of Living Adjustments Mandatory?

By |2024-04-05T05:26:03-07:00July 4th, 2022|HR Advice, News|

B.C.’s inflation rate is the highest it’s been since 1983 at 8.1% making it increasingly difficult for people to meet their monthly expenses. As an employer you may be asking yourself how are my employees doing? Should I be giving them a Cost of Living increase?

Leading with Empathy – 4 Ways to Begin Today

By |2022-09-04T07:28:38-07:00May 5th, 2022|HR Advice|

We are living in a world where labour is in short supply, we are becoming more divided than united, our mental health is taking a toll, and we are wondering what normal even means. As a leader, looking to the future, you may be wondering how best to respond to these challenges. What leadership skills do you need to focus on?

B.C. NDP Government Reverses Course and Will Bring in “Card Check” Unionization

By |2023-09-26T10:30:52-07:00April 21st, 2022|HR Advice, Legal, News|

Written by Geoffrey Howard and Sebastian Chern Howard Employment Law In a dramatic reversal of policy and without consultation, the BC NDP has announced on April 6, 2022 that it will pass legislation that will allow unions to be “certified” and thus become the sole authorized representatives of an entire group of employees based only on showing 55%

5 Tips to Do What You Love and Love What You Do

By |2022-12-15T14:53:12-08:00February 15th, 2022|Events|

February – an ideal time to revisit your New Year’s Resolutions and focus on finding out what you love and how you can do more of it. If you feel like you are languishing or need a boost then maybe identifying what you love to do may help to reenergize you, your life and your work. Wouldn’t it be great if we could spend more of our working lives doing more of what we love and still contribute? Well, the good news is that you can.

COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for Businesses

By |2024-03-09T03:47:46-08:00January 28th, 2022|Events|

Have you implemented or re-implemented safety plans for your practice in 2022 for COVID-19? Effective January 7, 2022, BC announced that businesses are once again required to implement (or re-implement) COVID Safety Plans. Businesses will need to ensure that they have a valid written policy addressing COVID and that they are properly observing COVID-19 protocols

British Columbia Government Mandates 5 Paid Sick Days

By |2024-04-05T05:36:24-07:00November 28th, 2021|Events|

Written by Geoffrey Howard, Founder and PrincipalHoward Employment Law The BC government passed amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) which allowed the government to impose mandatory paid sick leave days for all employers earlier this year. After conducting a survey of employees and employers, the BC government has announced that, starting January 1st, 2022, all employees

What are the Benefits of Employee Onboarding?

By |2022-11-24T04:47:13-08:00November 27th, 2021|Events|

A workplace may “tick all the boxes” but does it feel right when you walk inside? Much like house hunting, a lot is riding on ‘the right feel’. Creating a welcoming, comprehensive onboarding process can truly help a business’ chances of getting it right. You want the employee to feel welcome and valued, to know you care about their success and

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