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The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, Bill 148, received Royal Assent in 2017. It’s provisions will become effective between 2018 – 2019. Some of these changes will involve extra paperwork for hospitality management. Others will cause serious disruptions in the hospitality industry, especially around holidays, or for seasonal tourist attractions. Bill 148 amends both the… Read more »

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In the recent decision of Klonteig v. West Kelowna (District), 2018 BCSC 124, the BC Supreme determined that an employer could terminate employment based on off-duty conduct. In this case the defendant was pulled over for suspicion of impaired driving.  In this case the defendant was an exemplary employee with no prior disciplinary incidents on… Read more »

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Just this last weekend I was privileged to spend a couple hours of quiet time with a man who had owned restaurants, and managed restaurants for more than thirty years. We discussed the evolution of restaurant management in Canada. The number one difference this gentleman had seen was the evolution of employee management. When he… Read more »

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I was writing job hunting and career coaching topics for GeckoHospitality, an 18-year-old hospitality recruitment firm, and one of Forbes top recruiters, 2018. I was asked a question that is difficult to answer. What is the difference between job hunting in Canada and job hunting in the USA. The first difference is that a hospitality… Read more »

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Canada plans to welcome nearly 1 million immigrants over the next three years. This will have a major impact on the hospitality industry.  Immigration authorities are targeting skilled workers through their Canada Express Entry System. The Canadian hospitality industry has already started to evolve in the last couple of years to reflect new trends and… Read more »