Maternity & Parental Leaves
Maternity leave and parental leave are outlined separately under the Employment Standards Act.
Fostering Employee Engagement During a Time of Crisis
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many tourism and hospitality employers have suddenly been faced with making tough business and financial decisions in order to comply with government legislated restrictions (e.g. physical distancing measures) as well as maintaining the viability of their business.
Understanding Tips and Gratuities
For workers in the service sector, such as servers, cooks, bartenders, taxi drivers, bell staff and tour guides, gratuities are a substantial part of their income.
CWSAA Retention & Engagement Guide Templates
These templates are intended for illustrative and general information purposes only, and they do not constitute legal advice of any sort.
Nine Best HR Hacks That Every Business Needs to Know
Efficient, lean HR teams and innovative hiring ideas can provide for the staffing of efficient employees in the most affordable ways. The methods—or innovative hacks—also save time so that the HR professionals and teams can focus on other employee engagement programs and cultural initiatives.
Changes to Unpaid Leave Periods in British Columbia
Amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) in 2019 and 2020 have introduced new job protected leave periods as set out below.
BC’s Provincial Nominee Program: What Employers Need to Know
Administered by the Province of BC under an agreement with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”), the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is the province’s only direct economic immigration tool for bringing in new British Columbians.
Statutory Rights Separate From Those in Employment Agreement
Employees are protected by two distinct sorts of rights. The first set is created under employment standards and other legislation (“statutory rights”). Some of the most basic employee entitlements are found in the BC Employment Standards Act (the ESA)
“Tweets Are My Own” – Except When Your Company’s Reputation Is On The Line
Employers can ask workers not to identify themselves as employees on personal social media accounts.
Dealing with Accident and Injury at the Workplace
This article describes requirements for reporting work-related injuries, diseases, accidents, and close calls to WorkSafeBC.