How and Why You Should Get Certified as a Minority-Owned Business

Canadian organizations want their staff to reflect the country’s demographics and increasingly, they also want to see diversity in their supply chains.  Why? When one in 5 Canadians are “visible minorities, other than Aboriginal peoples” – that’s 7.67 million out of 34.4 million Canadians in 2016 – people want to do business with others they…

Addressing Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Quarantine, pandemic, covid-19, and social distancing – it’s all taken a huge toll on the mental health and well-being of the Canadian workforce all across the country. In fact, a CTV News survey found that many Canadians are now reporting their mental health has suffered tremendously due to the onset of covid-19. In this blog…

Is Your Business Prepared for a Workplace Inspection?

In early November, the Ontario Government mobilized approximately 200 provincial offence and by-law officers in a campaign aimed to educate, enforce, and ensure businesses are complying with COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations.  These inspections are not scheduled in advance, and businesses cannot deny the officers access to the workplace premises. MOL officers specifically visited businesses in…

Our Favourite Podcasts in 2020

My name is Alif, the Marketing Specialist here at PaymentEvolution, and in this blog, I want to share with you some of our favourite podcasts we love listening to here at PaymentEvolution. How I collected my “data” First, in order to figure out what sorts of podcasts my team members listen to, I had to…

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…

Layoffs During The COVID-19 Crisis

What Small Business Owners Need To Know Across Canada, employers are facing the tough reality of staff layoffs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Some businesses have had to slow down operations dramatically and others have completely ceased operations for the foreseeable future. Either way, cutting staff due to COVID19 is a painful reality and one…