5 paid sick days coming to workers in BC January 1, 2022

On November 24, 2021, B.C. became the first province in Canada to legislate a minimum of 5 paid sick days for all workers covered by the Employment Standards Act (ESA), including part-time, temporary or casual workers. This action is in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has highlighted that when workers […]

HASCAP financial relief program for businesses impacted by COVID-19

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The Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program, or HASCAP, has been launched by the Canadian Government in an effort to provide financial support to businesses that have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. Eligible businesses can apply for aid as early as Feb. 1, 2021, at principal financial institutions, and more widely by Feb. […]