Leave or Absense
Maternity & Parental Leaves
Maternity leave and parental leave are outlined separately under the Employment Standards Act.
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.
Corporate Volunteering Leads to Engaged Employees
Many companies have employee volunteer programs, but for many companies in Europe, Canada and the US these programs are underfunded, underdeveloped and underutilized. This article is meant to offer a compelling reason why your business needs to invest (a bit more) in employee volunteering.
Compassionate Care Leave
As of May 2018, the entitlement to unpaid compassionate care leave in BC has increased from eight weeks to 27 weeks (six months).
Compensation is More Than Just a Pay Cheque
Compensation refers to all forms of pay and rewards received by employees for performance in their jobs, including all forms of cash, benefits, services and perks. It is important to recognize and communicate the total compensation to your employees. This should be done so that the value of what you are offering in compensation is clear and thus attracts and retains the people you need.
Compensation Philosophies Are Not Just For Large Companies
Compensation philosophies are not just for companies with hundreds of employees and a structured corporate environment. Instead, they are a practical addition to organizations of any size, including small to medium businesses.
With a certification, a union gains the right to compel the employer to engage in collective bargaining with the union on behalf of the employees it represents. The goal of collective bargaining is a collective agreement, which is a binding contract between the union and employer concerning the terms and conditions of employment for employees in the bargaining unit.