For Small Business

Can Employers Require that Employees take the COVID-19 Vaccine?

As COVID-19 vaccinations have begun their roll out across Canada, this is by far the most popular question floating around the workplace. 

Find out about the requirements and consider your options before implementing a vaccination policy.

At this point, we're all likely familiar with the Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc., 2020 ONCA 391 (Waksdale) case, in which the Ontario Court of Appeal held that termination clauses in employment agreements are read as a whole. But what does that mean for the rest of Canada?

COVID-19 Resources for Small Business

Here's some good news for employers. 

On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government introduced Regulation 228/20
(“the regulation”), which broadens the scope of the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).

COVID-19. Tackle your HR for Small Business Projects

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, small businesses are especially susceptible to an economic slowdown, but this may be an opportunity to dust off your HR for small business projects. 

10 Reasons Your Small Business Needs an Employee Handbook

No matter how many employees you have, an employee manual or employee handbook is an essential tool for running your business.

Have you created your employee handbook yet?

Become a consultant

Do you think being a consultant is sexy? Or boring?

Spoiler alert! You'll be leaning towards sexy by the end of this article.

Small Business Trends 2020

New year - new innovations, new competition, new trends.

Find out what small business trends are emerging in 2020 and how they can help your business stay ahead of the game.

Lifelong Learning: the key to an evolving workplace

Every 5 years, your skills are about ½ as valuable as they were before. 

Some canned goods have a longer shelf life! (I’m picturing myself rummaging through my cupboard throwing out cans, each labelled with a skill I’ve accumulated over the years, half of which are no longer useful to me. The thought hurts a little.)

Q:  If you could go back in time, would you still choose to run ConnectsUs as a virtual workforce?

Are you Cut out to Work from Home?

You roll out of bed, commute to the next room, and spend the day completing a report in your pajamas. Sounds like the dream, right? Well, that depends.