• The Best Time of Year to Hire Employees
    As an employer when is the best time (and worst time) of the year to hire employees? We break down 5 things to consider when searching for top talent.
  • Are Cost of Living Adjustments Mandatory?
    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
    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
    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% Read More
  • How To Properly Structure A Signing Bonus
    Employers therefore need to carefully consider how they structure any signing bonus and consider adding terms that require employees to repay the signing bonus in some situations.
  • 5 Tips to Do What You Love and Love What You Do
    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
    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 Read More
  • British Columbia Government Mandates 5 Paid Sick Days
    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 Read More
  • What are the Benefits of Employee Onboarding?
    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 Read More