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

August 18th, 2022|Legal, Media, Newsletter, Workplace|

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 Increases Mandatory?

July 4th, 2022|HR, Newsletter, Workplace|

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 does this impact my employees and should I be giving them a Cost of Living increase?

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

April 16th, 2022|HR, Legal, Newsletter, Workplace|

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% have signed a union card (known as “card check”).