Ontario ESA Amendments Introduce “Infectious Disease Emergency Leave” Protection

On May 29, 2020, and in light of recent events, the Ontario Government amended the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA): Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Regulations 228/20. The new rules provide temporary relief for businesses from potentially triggering termination pay or severance to non-union employees who have been temporarily experiencing a reduction in wages or hours…

How Do We Go Back?

Returning to work during a pandemic.  As we begin contemplating the new normal brought on by the realities of COVID-19, small and mid-sized businesses must navigate the unknown. But you’re not alone. PaymentEvolution is here with you and for you. We’re a Canadian SMB just like you and we want to help. In Canada, spring…

Workplace Wellness In A Pandemic

This week will see a number of restrictions, put in place due to COVID-19, lifted in communities across Canada. We remain in a time of transition and unknowns. From front-line workers to small business owners, we are all doing our part to support ourselves and each other through this pandemic. Facing this new phase in…

What Human Resources Can Learn from Kobe Bryant

Creating an Organizational Culture of Excellence Key to Business Success Black Mamba. Kobe Wan Kenobi. KB24. Whatever you call him, Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash with his daughter and seven others, wasn’t only a Jedi Master on the court – he was an organizational wizard off it, as well. While the…

5 Payroll & HR Impacts of Coronavirus on Canadian Small Businesses

Paid Vacation Changes, HR Policies Among Areas Affected by the Growing Outbreak Small business owners aren’t known to panic in uncertain times – but they do like to be prepared. While large Canadian companies dealing with the coronavirus outbreak have had to cancel international trips, withstand the stock market falling, and temporarily shut down thousands…

7 HR Policies to Make Employees Feel Valued this New Year

Personalized Touches, Focus on Wellness Improve Productivity When it comes time for the holiday season, no one wants to be an office Scrooge. And while it may be tempting to your inner Ebenezer to make employees work right through the holidays to keep the growth going, creating HR policies that make your employees feel valued…

How Time Clock Software Helps Improve Productivity & Attendance

Time Data Helps Business Owners Identify Issues, Enhance Efficiency With the new schoolyear in full swing, teachers across the country track attendance each day to make sure little Janey and Johnny aren’t off on a Ferris Bueller-style Ferrari joyride somewhere. But in the business world, it’s not teachers who track attendance, of course – it’s…

The New Workplace

Thank yo, Google! While you weren’t the first, you’ve certainly popularized fun work environments. The word has spread, and at many companies the 9-to-5 cubicle is a thing of the past. Most employees will tell you it is for the better – but how do you offer a great environment at your office without breaking…

Interview: Future of Work

I recently joined Dominic Mazzone on his podcast Start Attack (hosted on 360STRM) to talk about entrepreneurship and some trends we’re seeing in the Canadian workforce. The traditional 9-5 job is under attack with many job-seekers looking for flexible work hours and freelance positions. We’re seeing individuals value short-term associations with their employers and gravitate to…