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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”).