October 02, 2015
When it comes to shopping around for business insurance for your restaurant or food business, you want to make sure that you choose the right provider that will offer you the best solution for your business. When it comes to a restaurant insurance policy, here are a few things you should look for:General Liability CoverageDoes the policy protect you if an employee or customer tries to sue the business for on-the-job injuries?Property...
September 03, 2015
As an insurance broker, we cannot stress enough the importance of reviewing all insurance policies. Many business owners do not review their policies until a disaster strikes and they incurs major losses, but this may be too late. Business owners are often surprised to find out that their basic policy coverages do not cover for storm surge losses, as this is an optional coverage that needs to be added on. It is extremely important for...
August 06, 2015
Before you can open up your new restaurant in BC, there are a few things you need to do and know about. The BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association, in partnership with the Province of BC, have created a website www.gov.bc.ca/startingarestaraunt and manual to make it easier to find government regulations that apply to the food service industry in BC. All information is current as of February 2015.
Here is a check list of things you need to...
July 13, 2015
From working with restaurants to catering, working with and serving the public brings many risks, including lawsuits. Spanning liquor liability to slips and falls and food poisoning, accidents can happen every day, no matter how well-prepared business owners are. Here are some tips on how you can reduce your restaurants risks:
The best way to avoid potential accidents is to be aware. Owners and management should create/maintain...
June 24, 2015
With the incredible weather we’ve been having here in Vancouver over the past few weeks, the summer patio season is now in full swing! Starting from April and ending in October, restaurant owners can now apply for extended patio hours.
As a part of Vancouver’s extended patio pilot project, 72 restaurants are now staying open until as late as 1:00AM. Currently, there are 314 active large patios and 260 active small patios that are...
May 11, 2015
All restaurant business that using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) should be aware of all the new changes in effect as of April 30th, 2015.
New cap definition:Employment and Social Development Canada has announced that the new cap will be measured by head count instead of hours. The new cap TFW’s allowed in a work location will be:
30% as of June 20th, 2015
20% as of July 1st, 2015
10% as of July 1st, 2016
Median wages go up:...