Maternity & Parental Leaves
Maternity leave and parental leave are outlined separately under the Employment Standards Act.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
This page is being updated on an ongoing basis, to provide information to help address common HR inquiries related to COVID-19 that we are receiving.
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.
COVID-19, Layoffs and Group Terminations
Sometimes fluctuations in your business require temporary reductions in staffing levels. Such reductions may or may not become permanent in nature. Where a layoff involves a number of employees, it may evolve into a group termination. In any event, a keen understanding of the layoff and group termination provisions in the Employment Standards Act is essential to your ability to manage your human resources efficiently.
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)