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Canadian retailers eligible for settlement in credit card class action

August 9, 2022

A class action lawsuit that was recently settled claimed certain banks and Visa and Mastercard conspired to set higher interchange fees and to impose rules restricting merchants’ ability to surcharge or refuse higher cost (premium) Visa and Mastercard credit cards. If your business accepted Visa and/or Mastercard credit cards as payment at any point since … Continued

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B.C. government consults on new statutory holiday

August 9, 2022

The B.C. government is having an online survey (as a substitute for a consultation process) to determine support for various potential actions to mark National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Buried in the survey amidst a number of actions that businesses and employers could undertake to mark the day, is a question as to whether National … Continued

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StatCan: Unemployment rate keeps steady, retail jobs fall in July

August 9, 2022

Statistics Canada released its Labour Force Survey (LFS) for July 2022, revealing Canada’s jobless rate was unchanged at a very low 4.9%. In retail, the number of people working in wholesale and retail trade fell by 0.9% – the second consecutive monthly decline in the industry. The vast majority of the net decrease took place … Continued

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