Is Your Vacation Policy Compliant with the Employment Standards Act?

05. July 2021 0
Just like anything else in an employment relationship, the Employment Standards Act (the “Act”) defines the minimum that you must provide to employees in terms of vacation and vacation pay.  A failure to comply with the requirements of the Act can have significant financial consequences.  In addition to requiring you to comply, there are significant ...

BC Moves to Step 3 of Restart Plan

29. June 2021 0
More restrictions are being lifted in British Columbia on July 1 as the province moves to step 3 of its restart plan, which is a significant step towards normalcy.  The state of emergency due to COVID-19 will end on June 30 at 11:59 p.m.  With the end of the state of emergency, life for British ...

Updating your Offer Letters

07. June 2021 0
It is very exciting to have found a new candidate to add to your team.  It is often a long search to find the right person and once you do there can be a real push to get them started as quickly as possible.  Before you make a verbal offer, make sure that you take ...

The Return to Normal – BC’s Restart Plan

02. June 2021 0
BC is finally starting to see progress in moving past the COVID19 pandemic.  Daily cases are decreasing, hospitalizations are decreasing, and rate of vaccination is increasing.  With that, workplaces are beginning to consider the return to normal.  The starting point for that is understanding BC’s Restart Plan and finding a way to apply that Plan ...

Updating your Bonus Plans

03. May 2021 0
Bonuses are a great tool to motivate and reward staff. Bonuses can contribute to employee loyalty and can provide employers with a way of tailoring compensation to revenue, allowing payment in times when revenue allows it but not requiring it when revenue does not. Payment of bonuses can also; however, create unanticipated financial liability at ...

New Workplace Closure Powers

09. April 2021 0
In the ongoing fight against COVID 19 and in particular in response to the recent surge in cases, the BC Provincial Health Officer has announced new workplace closure powers. These were announced on April 8 and are in effect as of April 12. The order authorizes British Columbia WorkSafeBC officers to operate under the Public ...

Updating your Progressive Discipline Policy

06. April 2021 0
An annual review of your progressive discipline policy is good HR practice. Is your policy helping you to change unwanted behaviours? Are your employees aware of the policy and do they understand how it works? Is the policy helping you to communicate expected behaviour in the workplace? Is the policy being consistently and appropriately applied ...