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BC Minimum Wage Increase – September 2016

The B.C. government will increase the minimum wage 40 cents from $10.45 to $10.85 per hour effective September 15, 2016. The province is also committing to increase the minimum wage to $11.25 on September 15, 2017.    

 

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How to Establish an Effective Bonus Program

The end of the holiday season marks the start of the New Year, which is an excellent time to review the basics of how to establish an effective bonus program. Want to know what bonus to offer at the end of the year? Without setting performance targets at the beginning of the year, it’s difficult […]

 

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BC to Raise Minimum Wage

The BC government announced that the minimum wage will increase by 20 cents to $10.45 per hour, effective September 15, 2015. The government has also committed to basing future yearly increases on the year-over-year percentage increase in the BC Consumer Price Index (CPI). Future minimum wage increases will be announced in March to take effect […]

 

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Holiday parties & bonuses – CKNW AM 980 appearance

The CKNW Morning News, with guest host Jon McComb, contacted Clear HR Consulting, to discuss the prevalence of holiday parties and bonuses in today’s economy. You can listen to CKNW host Jon McComb discuss holiday parties and bonuses with Vancouver HR expert Cissy Pau here.

 

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BC Ferries employee perk controversy

Recently, The Province newspaper reported that BC Ferries provided each of its 3,000 unionized employees with a $300 perk to recognize the “excellent safety record achieved in the past fiscal year.” The BC Ferries employees have the option of receiving either a $300 gift certificate from Mountain Equipment Co-op or SportChek — or $300 to help […]

 

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