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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?