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There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Are Unpaid Interns Worth the Price?

While it is common for many organizations to use unpaid interns, volunteers and/or practicum students to perform important functions, these unpaid positions may in fact truly be employees and can end up costing you much more than you anticipated. While the British Columbia Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) itself does not specifically define the terms of […]


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Time Off to Vote On Election Day

With the upcoming federal election on Monday, October 19, 2015, we thought it would be useful to review the obligations of employers to provide their employees with time off to vote. The Canada Elections Act says everyone who is eligible to vote must have three consecutive hours during voting hours to vote on election day. […]


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External HR Consultancy of the Year Finalist – Canadian HR Awards

We’re pleased to announce that Clear HR Consulting is a finalist for “External HR Consultancy of the Year” at the 2015 Canadian HR Awards. The Canadian HR Awards brings together industry leaders to celebrate excellence in the human resources management profession. Recognizing that HR outsourcing plays a big role in supporting both large and small […]


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HR Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

Time and time again, we hear about employees getting into hot water as a result of violating human resources policies, and companies are finding themselves in the middle of the controversy. Here are some recent headlines of employees running afoul of HR policies: Employees making inappropriate comments via social media Employee arrested for trying to […]


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3 Employment Standards Myths Debunked

As human resources consulting experts for small business, we find that many small businesses rely on myths about the BC Employment Standards Act to determine terms and conditions of employment for their staff. Here are three common employment standards myths or misconceptions that we repeatedly hear: Myth 1: If I let an employee go, all I […]


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