Monthly Archives: June 2016

NDP Announces Minimum Wage Hikes To 2018

By |2016-08-03T13:22:16+00:00June 30, 2016|Uncategorized|

The NDP government has announced all minimum wage increases from now to 2018. October 1, 2016: The general minimum wage will rise $1.00 to $12.20 per hour. The current liquor server rate will be completely eliminated. October 1, 2017: Minimum wage will rise $1.40 to $13.60 per hour. October 1, 2018: Minimum wage will rise $1.40 to $15 [...]

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Happy Hour Limit Eliminated

By |2017-05-10T08:43:12+00:00June 14, 2016|Uncategorized|

It was recognized that the 8 p.m. limit on 'happy hours' was not effectively supporting safe and responsible drinking environments. Therefore, the AGLC has eliminated this 'happy hour' limit, now allowing liquor establishments to offer reduced drink prices at any time during operating hours, provided the prices follow minimum drink pricing guidelines. For details on [...]

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Tourism Levy and Complimentary Rooms

By |2016-06-14T11:18:28+00:00June 14, 2016|Uncategorized|

If your hotel is providing complimentary rooms to wildfire evacuees, please note: TRA has previously issued a special notice addressing when the tourism levy applies in specific situations. Pursuant to the Tourism Levy Act (the Act), the tourism levy applies to the purchase price of accommodation in Alberta. Accommodation means lodging that is provided for consideration (monetary [...]

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Employer of Choice Program Now Open

By |2016-06-14T10:58:42+00:00June 14, 2016|Uncategorized|

Alberta's hospitality industry continues to face labour challenges. The Employer of Choice designation gives you a competitive edge in employee recruitment and retention by distinguishing your hotel, motel, campground, or resort from other employers in Alberta's tourism and hospitality industry. The 2016-17 Employer of Choice program is now open for you to begin the designation [...]

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