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Millennial workers most likely to contemplate suicide

How can HR care for suicidal employees? by Rachel Ranosa – 13 June 2019 Millennial workers most likely to contemplate suicide | HRD Canada In the midst of a stressful work environment, Millennials are said to have the highest tendency … Continue reading

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BC Workplace Laws: New Legislation in Effect

Excellent article from MathewsDinsdale regarding the new workplace legislation that has received Royal Assent. MathewsDinsdale – May 31, 2019 New workplace legislation is in force in British Columbia, which will have a significant operational impact on employers across the province. … Continue reading

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B.C. minimum wage to climb by $1.20 an hour Saturday, will hit $15.20 by 2021

By Simon LittleOnline Journalist  Global News Minimum wage in British Columbia will increase by $1.20 to $13.85 for most low-wage workers in the province on Saturday. The 9.5 per cent jump follows a $1.30 increase in the minimum wage on June … Continue reading

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Join Our Team!

Our significant and steady growth over the past few years has led us to search for a qualified team member to join our growing and enthusiastic firm! We are: An independent employee benefits, pension and HR consulting firm Headquartered in … Continue reading

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An Overhaul of BC’s Employment Standards Legislation: Bill 8 – What Employers Need to Know

An Overhaul of BC’s Employment Standards Legislation: Bill 8 – What Employers Need to Know | Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP April 30, 2018 Bill 8 – The Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 was introduced to the legislative assembly yesterday … Continue reading

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What’s New in Employer Health Tax

What’s New in Employer Health Tax – Province of British Columbia New tutorial videos have been posted on the Employer Health Tax website which walk through the registration and enrollment process. Latest updates April 18, 2019 Need some help to … Continue reading

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Celiac Medical Expenses for Tax Deductions

For people living with Celiac Disease, you will be happy to know that the Canada Revenue Agency does allow a tax deduction for the purchase of gluten free products. The Canada Revenue Agency has all the information needed on their … Continue reading

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Our own Greg Shorter is presenting at the CPHR Round Table in Vernon

Details below . . . Vernon Roundtable – Group Benefits: Attract & Retain Top Talent Date: April 24, 2019 Event start time: 7:30 am Pacific Time Location: Community Futures North Okanagan Greg Shorter – Greg earned his B.B.A with a focus … Continue reading

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Happy Benefits Day!

National Employee Benefits Day is celebrated each year on April 2. The day recognizes trustees, administrators, benefits practitioners and professional advisors for their dedication to providing quality benefits and the important role they play in their colleagues’ well-being. IFEBP ENCOMPASS … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH! While your benefit plans and employees cost share biologic drugs, prison inmates get them for free! Wow.

According to CTV News, the Correctional Service of Canada has spent more than $2.1 million (Jan 2015-Aug 2018) to provide inmates with biologic drugs that some Canadians struggle to afford. Drugs such as Remicade, Humira and Embrel have revolutionized treatment … Continue reading

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