skip to Main Content
250.385.7784 - 1.844.332.0918 (TF)    Email: info@EngagedHR.com
Update From The BC Employment Standards Branch

Update from the BC Employment Standards Branch

  • April 9, 2020

The BC Employment Standards Branch released a much-anticipated update regarding the interpretation of the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). In its update, it recognizes that that the COVID-19 pandemic could be considered an ‘unforeseeable event’ for the purpose of group and…

Update On Federal Government COVID-19 Relief Programs

Update on Federal Government COVID-19 relief programs

  • April 9, 2020

On April 8, 2020 the Federal Government provided several important updates regarding previously announced programs designed to help employers and employers weather the COVID-19 storm. Update on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program (CEWS) The eligibility criteria has been clarified…

Update On The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Update on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

  • April 2, 2020

This is an update to the March 31st HR brief. On April 1st Finance Minister Bill Morneau provided some additional details about the government plans to assist businesses hurt by COVID-19. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is designed to…

Federal Support Program For Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Federal Support Program for Businesses impacted by COVID-19

  • March 31, 2020

On March 30th The Federal Government announced an expansion of a the previously announced wage subsidy program for small and medium sized business. The new program has significantly expanded eligibility for the program and it now covers all businesses, of…

To Bonus Or Not To Bonus?

To Bonus or Not To Bonus?

That is a question that we get a lot! Christmas brings about the topic of bonuses every year. Should I give a Christmas bonus? What if we haven’t had a good year? Will staff start to expect it each year?…

Emerging Trends In Employee Leaves

Emerging Trends in Employee Leaves

  • August 8, 2019

Bill 8 was enacted May 30th, 2019 through BC’s Parliament and some of the most significant changes in BC’s Employment Standards relate to the introduction of new statutory leave requirements for critical illness or injury leave and leave respecting domestic…

Employee Bonuses: Getting Rewards Right

Employee Bonuses: Getting Rewards Right

  • July 24, 2019

Most companies offer employee bonuses in one form or another, but many employers don’t give much thought to their bonus allocation strategy. There are endless ways to “slice and dice” how bonuses are doled out, and the resulting confusion leads many…

Secrets For Success: Employee Promotions

Secrets for Success: Employee Promotions

  • May 16, 2019

When handled well, employee promotions create opportunities to celebrate success, make employees feel appreciated, and have the added bonus of motivating other employees to mirror their colleagues’ upward career trajectory. But when handled poorly, promotions can foster feelings of rivalry and…

Lieu Time – Too Good To Be True?

Lieu Time – Too Good to Be True?

  • September 26, 2018

Lieu Time. To many employers, it sounds like the perfect alternative to paying overtime. Employees get the flexibility they’re looking for, and the company has an alternative to the requirement to pay them extra when they work longer than 8…

What’s An Averaging Agreement, Anyways?

What’s an Averaging Agreement, Anyways?

  • September 6, 2018

More and more workplaces are embracing flexible work arrangements to enable their employees to better balance work and life, and to address ever-shifting business demands. Providing that kind of flexibility can be a big tick in the plus column for…

Back To Top