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Paid sick days: A Case Study

Better Way Business Bread By Us, a beloved espresso bar & artisan bakery in Hintonberg, Ottawa, shares their story about how paid sick days helped them stay open through the peak waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Changing the culture around paid sick days in...

Ontario Election 2022: 3 Minimum Wage Myths

Ontario Election 2022: 3 Minimum Wage Myths

The Ontario election is here & our team at the Better Way Alliance is here to clear up 3 minimum wage myths. Minimum Wage increases are coming to Ontario.  While some groups will tell you this will have devastating effects - increases to minimum wage often provide...

Businesses back paid sick days

Businesses back paid sick days

To see the list of signatories or add your business, click here! An open letter sent to: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour CC: The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International...

Businesses support minimum wage bump to $15 per hour

Businesses support minimum wage bump to $15 per hour

Business owners welcome news of a $15 minimum wage on January 1, 2022, which will put more money in workers’ pockets to spend at businesses in their local economies. This is the absolute bare minimum from a government that cancelled a scheduled $15 minimum wage three...

Paid Sick Days are Good for Small Business!

Paid Sick Days are Good for Small Business!

What is it? Workers in Canada need a minimum of seven paid sick days, and 14 in a pandemic. A paid sick day is just that – you are paid your full wage for the day with no deductions and no requirement to make up the time unpaid later. You won’t be penalized, demoted...