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Are CPP and EI Applied to Tips and Gratuities?

By |2019-02-20T11:51:09+00:00February 20, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you run a restaurant or bar, in addition to their hourly wage, chances are your staff will receive tips from customers. There are two types of tips: Controlled Tips The term controlled tips refers to tips that an employer controls or possesses and then must pay to the employee. The following are some examples of controlled [...]

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Accessibility – Easier Than You Think

By |2019-02-07T15:49:20+00:00February 7, 2019|Uncategorized|

“In Canada, people with disabilities have about $47 billion in disposable income. In terms of population, the 6.2 million people with disabilities in Canada represent the size of the Greater Toronto Area—the opposite of a niche market.” – Rich Donovan, CEO of The Return on Disability Group. There are two common misconceptions when it comes to accessibility [...]

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AHLA Elections Approaching

By |2019-02-15T14:26:47+00:00January 31, 2019|Uncategorized|

Fresh perspectives and innovative approaches are integral to the health and success of the AHLA, and all members have a voice in who represents them. Elections for the 2019 AHLA Board of Directors will take place in March 2019. Three seats are up for election this year and Nominations will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2019. The board [...]

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New AGLC VLT Policies Now in Effect

By |2019-01-17T11:58:07+00:00January 17, 2019|Uncategorized|

In an effort to better serve VLT retailers and gaming entertainment centres, and support the Alberta Lottery Fund, AGLC has updated the Liquor Licensee Handbook with VLT policy amendments that took effect January 1, 2019. Full policy changes can be viewed here. Below is a summary of the amendments: Consumer demand assessment model Net sales [...]

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New Year, Same Fight!

By |2019-01-17T10:41:54+00:00January 17, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) ended 2018 with a strong stance by issuing a press conference and calling on the federal government to follow through on the Standing Committee on Finance’s Pre-Budget Consultations Report. The Committee recommends actions focused on tax fairness and tax avoidance, which would help address the existing advantages currently [...]

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Happy New Year from the AHLA Board of Directors and Staff!

By |2019-01-17T10:33:38+00:00January 17, 2019|Uncategorized|

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for the AHLA! We've got our Centennial to celebrate, and a provincial election to plan for. Of course, we will also continue to support AHLA members through our programs, services and advocacy efforts. Here are some of the things we did for our members in 2018: Successfully lobbied the [...]

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Minimum Age for Youth Employment to Increase in 2019

By |2018-12-21T08:38:56+00:00December 21, 2018|Uncategorized|

On January 1, 2019, the minimum age of youth employment will increase to 13 years. In the new year, youth workers under the age of 12 must adhere to the following: May only be employed in an artistic endeavour. A permit is required for work in artistic endeavours. Allowable hours of work and any other restrictions [...]

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Your Property Can Now Become a HAC Member

By |2019-01-11T11:53:36+00:00December 21, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is evolving to serve our industry better. Historically, HAC members were hotel brands and provincial associations like the AHLA. In an effort to better serve Canadian hoteliers and the hospitality industry, your property can now become a direct, non-voting member of the Hotel Association of Canada. How do [...]

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Let the Celebrations Begin!

By |2019-01-11T11:55:46+00:00December 19, 2018|Uncategorized|

The AHLA's Centennial celebrations are officially underway! Our Centennial celebration is meant to commemorate everything Alberta's hospitality industry has achieved over the past 100 years, bringing together past generations of leaders with new ones. When is the next Centennial event?  We hope to see all of our members at next year's convention from April [...]

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A Win for Alberta Hotels – DMFs Excluded from City Charter Legislation

By |2018-11-29T17:03:10+00:00November 29, 2018|Uncategorized|

This afternoon, the Government of Alberta released their plan to provide funding for Edmonton and Calgary. As a result of significant efforts by the AHLA and local associations in Edmonton and Calgary, the government decided not to give the cities authority over the administration of DMFs. After more than a year of lobbying and attending many [...]

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