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Statutory Holidays in BC for 2017: What small business owners need to know

With the start of the New Year, this is a common time for small business owners to plan out their schedule for the upcoming year, and inevitably, the question arises as to the impact of statutory holidays in BC. Let’s answer some of the frequently asked questions we receive about statutory holidays. What are the […]

 

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Season’s Greetings from Clear HR Consulting

From our family to yours, we wish you a happy holiday season and much joy, peace and prosperity in 2017. Over the course of the year, we have made donations to several charities, including: BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Canadian Mental Health Association (in memory of our dear friend Rick Coniker) Kids Up Front Vancouver Make-A-Wish […]

 

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Sick days in BC: What small businesses need to provide for sick leave

A common question we receive revolves around what small businesses need to provide for sick days in BC. Employers want to know how many paid sick days they are obligated to give and what the industry standards are for paid sick days, while employees want to know if they will be paid if they need […]

 

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How to Communicate Policies and Procedures

Air Canada recently gave us an example of the importance of knowing how to communicate policies and procedures to staff, as the airline advised its flight attendants that they weren’t permitted to wear poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day on their uniforms. Hours later, a company vice-president reversed course and informed staff that the wearing of […]

 

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How to Determine Salary Increases

To better attract and retain employees, employers must have a process in place for how to determine salary increases. You will be better positioned to address employee questions regarding compensation. You will be able to communicate clearly the timing of a salary increase and the criteria that will be used to determine an appropriate salary […]

 

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