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

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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

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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

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The Ancient Greeks Had a Word for the Specific Kind of Bad You’re Feeling Right Now

Listless and unable to motivate yourself to get your work and other things done? That’s ‘acedia.’ by Jessica Stillman, Contributor, Inc.com A scholar of the fifth century is probably the last person you’d think to look to for a description of our modern woes in the time of coronavirus. But writing on The Conversation recently, Australian Catholic University’s Read More

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