B.C.’s New Legislation: Updating Workplace Policies

COVID-19 has prompted a series of legislative changes across the country, including British Columbia. Two new leaves have been added to the province’s Employment Standards Act (ESA), to protect workers and their jobs. Business owners must now learn their new obligations and provide eligible employees with their entitlements if they […]

Day of Mourning Offers an Opportunity to Reflect on Health and Safety

Do you know why April 28 is an important day for your business each year? It’s the national Day of Mourning, an annual event remembering the people who have lost their lives to a work-related incident or occupational disease. It’s also a reminder of how you can make a significant […]

What’s Happening in March 2020 at Small Business BC?

The green shoots of spring are starting to appear across our province meaning winter is at an end. Why not use this transformational time to review where your small business could use a refresh? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade off your marketing plan; maybe it’s time to consider incorporation or […]

Road Safety at Work

Work-related motor vehicle incidents (MVI) continue to be the leading cause of traumatic workplace fatalities, accounting for 38 per cent of traumatic work-related deaths in B.C in 2018. That is why Road Safety at Work is launching a campaign to remind employers and workers about the value of an effective […]

Are You a ‘Bad Boss’?

“They say that people don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses … so why are there still so many bad bosses out there?”   This earnest question came from one of my students last week. The whole class turned their eyes toward me, some nodding in agreement, waiting for an answer. […]

6 Signs That Say It’s Time to Outsource Your Business HR

When a company is really small, you as a business owner believe that you can run everything yourself, even HR tasks, knowing that you are no expert at handling payroll, compensation & benefits, legal compliance, training & development, etc. But when your business starts experiencing growth, it may reach a […]

Small Business Health & Safety – What You Need to Know

Small businesses in B.C. employ nearly 1.1 million people and according to the Government of British Columbia’s report on Small Business for 2018, account for 54% of private sector employment.  Small business owners traditionally wear many hats, and are often required to be experts in everything from payroll to purchasing. […]