Business Support



Members can get advice, counseling and support in dealing with governments and small business issues from CFIB's Business Counsellors, at no charge.

Microsoft discontinuing Windows Server 2003

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will no longer provide service or upgrades to its popular Windows Server 2003. A large number of small businesses in Canada presently use this system. However, beginning July 14th of this year, it will no longer be a supported system by its maker and plans must be made to switch or upgrade to a new system.

Avoiding heat stress in your workplace

Depending on the type of work being done, heat stress can happen at any time of year, but summer in Canada can mean extreme temperatures. Learn how to identify and prevent heat induced illness at your place of business.

Providing paid vacation for your employees in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador Employment Standards Act regulates that employees are required to take time off for annual vacation and to be paid vacation time. After being employed for 12 months, an employee becomes entitled to receive an annual vacation.

New training standards for Occupational Health and Safety Committees

As of July 1, 2015 new standards will come into effect with regards to training for Occupational Health and Safety Committees and Representatives in Newfoundland and Labrador. Do you know the requirements for your workplace?

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