Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the B.C. Business Council, said the change that will have the largest impact is the successorship rule, which will help workers but will also drive up costs for universities and hospitals contracting out various services. He said the changes won’t negatively affect the wider economy too much, but the cumulative effects of the new employer health tax and rising minimum wages could eventually hurt the current levels of job growth.
“So, our message to the B.C. government, in light of the above measures, is as follows: Take a breather before proceeding with anything else that imposes extra costs on employers," he said.