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Canadian Restaurant Workers Coalition Lobbying Government for Greater Worker Support

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MONTREAL — The Canadian Restaurant Workers Coalition (CRWC) recently published a petition seeking government action to ensure “more dignified, equitable and just employment for...

Government Announces New Support for Businesses

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OTTAWA — The federal government has announced plans to introduce new, targeted supports to help hard-hit businesses and other organizations experiencing a drop in...

Sodexo Recalls 1,500 Furloughed Employees Thanks to CEWS Subsidy

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BURLINGTON, Ont. ––Last week,Sodexo Canada announced it’s utilizing the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to recall 1,500 recently furloughed employees. The Federal Government’s CEWS program subsidizes 75 per...

Federal Government Provides Updates on Economic Response Plan

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On April 1, the Government of Canada provided updates on support measures included in its COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.  In a press conference, Minister of...

Matters of Pay

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When Ontario’s minimum wage jumped 20 per cent to $14 in 2018, restaurateur Erik Jayal went “mining for margins.” As the owner of Toronto...

Legislation to Prohibit B.C. Employers from Taking Tips

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VANCOUVER — B.C. restaurant and bar operators have been barred from taking a share, or all, of workers’ tips, according to CBC News. The B.C. government made changes...

Examining the Relationship Between a Higher Minimum Wage, Tipping and EBITDA

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On January 1 of this year, Ontario became Canada’s second province to mandate a significant increase in minimum wage in recent years. Many experts have commented...

Challenges & Opportunities: Tapping into Talent

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Approximately 1.2 million people in Canada are employed in the restaurant industry, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, accounting for seven per cent...