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Archive - Oct 2014


If You Deliver or Pickup Goods in New Jersey, Be Sure to Pay State Taxes

The State of New Jersey recently seized over 30 commercial vehicles for failing to pay the state Corporate Business Tax.  The tax applies to all trucking companies that pick up or deliver in New Jersey, regardless of whether they have a terminal in the US or not.

October 29th

6 Free Posters Available to Support Kitchen Safety

Injuries are bound to happen in the kitchen, but it is always best to have safety precautions to prevent as many injuries as possible.  WorkSafeBC has produced free posters that can be printed and placed in the kitchen as safety reminders.  Take a look at these 6 posters available:

October 28th

BC Government Falls Behind Seismic Upgrades on Schools

The liberal government made a promise in 2001 to apply $2.2 billion to upgrade 213 high-risk schools.  The upgrades were to ensure student safety in the event of an earthquake. 

Reports from the Ministry of Education reveal that:

October 24th

Canadian Securities Administrators Harmonized Take-Over Bid Approach

The Canadian Securities Administrators have proposed to regulate take-over bids and shareholder rights plans. They have provided an update to announce they will be taking a harmonized approach that will change the take-over bid rules throughout Canada.

For more information, see Canadian regulators propose harmonized take-over bid approach

October 23rd

Benefits for the Next Generation of Employees

The current workplace is a unique mix of generations that are no longer interested in the same benefits from their employers.  Between aging baby boomers, the Gen-X sandwich generation raising kids and caring for elderly parents, and young tech-savvy Gen-Ys, smart employers will need to customize their benefits if they want to stay relevant to employees of all ages.

Canadians May Be Misinformed Regarding Earthquake Coverage

A recent survey discovered that a large percentage of Canadians may be misinformed about earthquake coverage. 

The survey was conducted by Square One and was taken by 593 Canadians.  The results revealed that:

October 21st

Winterizing Your Boat: Protection for Next Season

HUB International would like to remind you that we’re approaching the season where you should consider winterizing your boat.  Providing your boat with the proper maintenance means saving on costs, a better quality boat and fewer issues when the next boating season begins. 

Please keep in mind that insurance policies are not the same when it comes to winterizing.  Please contact your broker regarding your coverage. 

October 17th

Vancouver a Key Location for Asian Tech Firms

Many East Asian companies, including FunPlus Games, and DeNA Studios, are happy to promote their BC workforce.

Many of these firms see the positive impact that is being made by larger American companies located in BC.  “Clearly they’re scanning the globe to find out where they should set up to develop that international creative culture that they’re looking for,” says Ian McKay, CEO of Vancouver Economic Commission.

Transforming Office Spaces Improve How Law Firms Do Business

Colin Scarlett, a commercial real estate specialist with Colliers International in Vancouver, is receiving a lot of attention from some of the world's top law firms.  Scarlett has been visiting law firms in 14 different cities, building an expertise on how law firms can solve their business problems by changing the space they work in.

How Wearable Technology Can Improve Health, Reduce Costs

More than any other time in history, Canadians are experiencing incidences of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, which continue to rise every year. According to Statistics Canada, between 1999 to 2009 the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among Canadians increased by 70%, due in large part to being overweight or obese.


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