What is a Living Wage?
Living Wage is the regional-specific wage minimum that allows families to afford necessities including shelter and food, and participation in your community. It is based on a common family unit in BC of two full-time working parents and two children. Learn all about Living Wage, the benefits of a Living Wage, how it is invested in your community, and why you should consider a Living Wage in your region.
Unsure of where to start? Reach out to your regional HR Consultant today to discuss how to find value in becoming a Living Wage Employer and what that transition means for your business.
Compensation Philosophy & Benchmarking Wages
Determining what to pay your employees is a critical decision for your business. Benchmarking your wages gives you a strategic perspective that aligns with your business goals, needs and direction.
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.
Unlocking BC’s Tourism and Hospitality Potential
Unlocking BC's Tourism and Hospitality potential as businesses learn to optimize their recruitment and retention in response to the evolving labor market.
Ask Sarah Best – December 2023 NBCTA Newsletter
Regional HR Consultant, Sarah Best, answers a question from an employer about office staff parties in this December issue of the Northern BC Tourism Association newsletter.
The Labour Relations Board
The BC Labour Relations Board is an independent administrative tribunal with the authority to administer the provisions of the Labour Relations Code. The board is responsible for deciding all matters covered by the code.
Sale of a Business and Transfer of Work
An employer cannot extinguish the employees’ collective bargaining rights by simply selling the business. Certain provisions of the British Columbia Labour Relations Code are specifically designed to preserve the collective bargaining rights of employees and unions when businesses change hands.
Notice to Bargain
In the circumstances of a new certification, where no collective agreement exists, collective bargaining will commence when either the union or the employer provides written notice to the other party requiring it to begin collective bargaining.
Labour Relations Code Made Simple
Many BC tourism operations have employees represented by trade unions, and others have faced organizing drives. For these employers, the BC Labour Relations Code is a critical piece of legislation. Even those employers with no union experience should know the law regarding the unionization of workplaces.
First Collective Agreement
It is not uncommon for parties involved in the negotiation of their first collective agreement to experience more difficulties than unions and employers with a longer history of bargaining.