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

2024-04-05T07:38:24-07:00August 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.

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

2023-03-07T13:05:57-08:00April 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”).

Tis the Season for Office Holiday Parties

2024-04-05T07:35:03-07:00December 4th, 2019|Legal|

December is packed with office parties and long festive lunches. Many of these parties involve the consumption of alcohol. And while we want our employees to enjoy themselves, we also know that over consumption of alcohol can quickly lead to problems. As employers, we are obligated to make sure the workplace is safe; this extends to venues and gatherings occurring offsite and after hours.

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