Inflation has become the top concern for many businesses. The Chamber is hearing from many members struggling to balance higher costs by adjusting prices and raising wages to keep staff.
On top of this, the increased emphasis on tipping that took hold during the pandemic has created new challenges for employers, employees and customers.
The issues and a few solutions are the subject of a new series that recently ran in the Times Colonist. The articles shine a light on how tipping was affected by social changes over the past few years, as well as consumers reliance on debit cards and tax implications for people whose income relies on tips.
It's well worth the read as we head into the holiday shopping season!