• Employee retention is one of the most important components of running a successful practice. With branded terms like quiet quitting circulating the internet, employers need to step up their game to ensure the term does not turn into real quitting.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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% […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • We know what to do. We’re just not doing it. (But don’t blame yourself.) Written by Bill Murphy Jr. for Inc.com As we mark the unfortunate milestone of an entire year dealing with a global pandemic, I have some good news. And some news that pertains to something we all do, sleep. A brand new study suggests that […]

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  • Now-remote companies have learned how to make large events meaningful this pandemic year. Here’s what’s worked best–and how you can replicate it. Written by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Senior Writer, Inc.com Normally at this time of the year, companies are hiring caterers, setting up onsite casinos or party games, and inviting employees to cut at least a […]

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