What’s a Business Owner to do about Minimum Wage Increases?

In our October newsletter, we showed how the real cost of the minimum wage increases is higher than is commonly discussed and that it is the business owner who shoulders those costs. This leaves a hard decision for the employer. A basic concept of accounting is that Revenue – Costs …

How to pay a subcontractor

Some jobs are too big to handle on your own and you may need to bring on a subcontractor either for a certain period or project. Determining whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor is a larger topic for another day but once you have determined that your …

Employment Standards in Alberta

Navigating the government’s rules and regulations that come along with having employees can be a lot of work for any business owner. Research is required to ensure that both sides of the employer-employee relationship are respected and protected, and the documents available on the topic contain a lot of information …