Returning to work from the lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting effects on workplaces in BC is an ongoing and evolving situation. With changes to regulations happening daily, it is important for both employers and employees to pay attention to local, provincial, and federal government announcements. These announcements can impact your available options. These are a few FAQs that may provide … Read post

Canadian Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

The Canadian government has recently announced a new benefit to include students who may not have been eligible for the previous Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), or Employment Insurance (EI). The ultimate goal is to provide secondary, post-secondary, and recent post-secondary graduates with financial support through the months of May to August 2020. Who can … Read post

The 2020 Guide to Child Support in BC

In Canada, children have a legal right to child support. This means that parents or guardians are required to financially support their children, even in circumstances where one parent or guardian does not see or take care of the children. If you and your partner are going through a separation or divorce and have children, … Read post

COVID-19: Record of Employment Code

Up to date as of April 1, 2020. How to code the reason for dismissal during Covid-19 This is information from the Trudeau government. If your employees are directly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and they are no longer working, you must issue a Record of Employment (ROE). When the employee is sick or quarantined, … Read post

Notice and Termination

Notice and Termination If you are terminated from your employment without cause, you are entitled to some notice before that termination takes effect. There are two ways in which notice can be provided to you: working notice, or a lump sum payment.  Working notice means your employer can tell you on January 1 that your … Read post

Subject Removal for Real Estate Transactions

Subject Removal for Real Estate Transactions Subjects can be important parts of many real estate transactions. The subject removal period allows potential buyers to perform their due diligence to ensure they’re fully willing — and able — to make a deal. But there is some confusion as to exactly what this process entails, when it … Read post