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Paying Employees

 

Paying Employees

Congratulations on being ready to employ staff! This is a big step for your company. While it can be scary to put your company’s reputation in the hands of someone else, knowing your responsibilities as an employer can help ease your transition.

When you hire employees, you must register for a CRA payroll account. This account will be linked to your Business Number (BN). To open your CRA account, you will need to complete a
RC1B form.

As an employer, you will need to submit the following forms to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA):
TD1AB

TD1

These forms are Personal Tax Credits Return forms that you have to give all new employees to complete. These forms help you determine what deductions you need to make from their paycheque.

What if employee is being paid hourly + commission?

It is common to pay beauty industry employees by commission, unless your employee is claiming expenses, the forms above will suffice.

Additionally, Alberta Employment Standards Code requires you to keep the following records for every employee:

Payroll record listing

  • Employee’s name, D.O.B., and address
  • Employee’s start date
  • Starting wage
  • A daily record of hours worked
  • All deductions
  • Any vacation time taken by employee including start/end dates of vacation + period of employment vacation was earned

Pay Administration record listing

 

  • Employee’s job title and job description
  • All correspondence relating to that employee
  • Any performance reviews including discipline reports
  • Copies of TD1/TD1AB forms
  • Information on benefits, WCB, and all other info that may apply

**NOTE: Payroll records must be kept for at least 3 years from creation date.

PAY SCHEDULE

At the end of each pay period, you must provide each employee with a statement of earnings that includes:

  • regular and overtime hours of work;
  • wage rate and overtime rate;
  • earnings paid that show each component separately;
  • deductions from earnings and the reason for each deduction;
  • time off in lieu of payment of overtime; and
  • statement period.

FYI- cash shortages can only be deducted from an employee IF:
1. the employee is the ONLY ONE with sole access to the cash
2. the employee authorizes the deduction in writing with the amount and date of shortage being deducted

If you plan to reduce any employee’s wage rate, overtime rate, general holiday pay, vacation pay or termination pay, the employee must be notified before the start of the pay period in which the reduction is to take effect.
Keep in mind, these rates must always be at least the
minimum required by the legislated standards.

REMITTING TO THE CRA

You must remit to the CRA all deductions you made from an employee’s paycheque (federal and provincial income tax deductions, E.I. premiums, and CPP) before the 15TH of the month AFTER the month in which you made the deductions.

All remittances must be made in bulk for all of your employees.

You can use the Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC) to calculate payroll deductions.

ISSUING T4s
You must provide a T4form to your employees ON or BEFORE the last day of February for the previous calendar year. This T4 contains information on the total CPP, E.I. premiums, and income tax deductions you made on your employees behalf for the previous calendar year.

For more information view the Employers’ Guide
Payroll Deductions and Remittances.

If you have any questions or concerns with the information provided on this article please contact Executive Spa Group.

‘Cultivating the Beauty Industry’



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(780) 604 2772
info@executivespagroup

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Working with botox in Alberta

So you want to work with botox injections and fillers…

The popularity of cosmetic injections continues to grow immensely. The social media buzz over the treatments have helped them to become some of the most in demand treatments offered at dermatologist offices and medispas. First let’s take a look at these treatments and some of amazing things they can do:

BOTOX and DYSPORT

These are the two most widely used products that are erasing lines and wrinkles around the world. Prior to 2009 BOTOX® was the industry-leading injectable and go-to choice for establishments offering injections. Dysport launched in the summer of 2009 and has since been in direct competition with BOTOX. DYSPORT has surprisingly enough been holding it’s own and has become a serious contender in the battle against aging. These products both work by temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for causing expression lines. The effect generally last anywhere from 3-6 months. Let’s take a look at some facts:
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic is a trademarked product manufactured by a pharmaceutical company, Allergan Inc. Anyone who offers botox injections in their medispa is a consumer of this product, and the client in turn, is a consumer of the medispa.
  • Allergan is the biggest manufacturer of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox).
  • DYSPORT is made by Ispen Pharmaceuticals in Europe.
  • Both of these companies also manufacture a wide variety of drugs including filler injectables.

FILLERS

Volume, volume, volume- this is what fillers do. The most popular fillers have an immediate plumping effect and are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a natural occurring sugar protein found in the skin. Lips, cheeks and nasal labial folds are a few of the most common areas that are injected. Results are immediate and depending on the brand can last anywhere from 6 months to 1.5 years. There are many different brands to choose from and with the treatments becoming so in demand, the variety continues to grow. Fillers plump the skin from the inside out and vary in molecular size which means some are specifically designed to treat certain areas. Fillers are also a wonderful treatment for deep, indented acne scarring. Some of the most popular choices for filler are:
  • Restylane and Perlane which are manufactured by Ispen Pharmaceuticals.
  • Juvederm, Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm VOLIFT which are manufactured by Allergan.
  • Teosyal is another popular brand which offers a variety of different fillers to choose from depending on the area being injected including TEOXANE, REDENSITY and KISS.
These are a few of the most known and used plumping agents available although currently there are over 30 approved filler products approved by Health Canada.

Who regulates Allergan’s products, specifically, botox/filler injections, in Canada?

Health Canada is the ministry responsible for ensuring every drug prescribed to Canadians performs its purpose safely. By following the Food and Drugs Act and its associated cosmetic regulations, Health Canada regulates the safety, efficacy and quality of drugs and medical devices, including injections and fillers. Health Canada conducts post market surveillance on all marketed health products. Health Canada also monitors research on interactions between drugs, medical devices, natural health, and food products, and communicates information to health professionals and consumers about the risk of potential interactions. Manufacturers are required to provide Health Canada with reports of serious adverse reactions for health products they sell in Canada. Consumers and health professionals are also encouraged to report adverse reactions.

FYI

Clients who choose to receive BOTOX or DYSPORT injections must see an authorized doctor annually for a check up to ensure they are a candidate for treatment. Contact Executive Spa Group to add information.

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Beauty PROfiles- the newest way to find work!

Our BEAUTYPROfile online feature takes out the “bs” in job search.

How does it work?

Our multiple choice questionnaire makes creating your BEAUTYPROfile a new fun way to look for work!

Once you create your BEAUTYPROfile, it will be posted on our website where hiring beauty industry employers can review your profile.

BEFORE UPLOADING…consider the following notes for protecting your identity when creating your beautyPROfile:

  • ESG will never ask you to include your social insurance number, full name, home address, driver’s license number, credit card or bank account numbers, or other personal identifying information on your beautyPROfile.
  • Cell phone numbers are generally unlisted, home phone numbers are not, therefore, provide your cell phone number instead of giving out your home phone number.
  • Creating an email address that doesn’t include your full name or other identifying information to be used only for your job search is the safest way to go.
  • Always meet with an employer in a public place.

CREATE YOUR BEAUTYPROFILE.

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Is chair rental for me?

Post Chair/Room Rental Job Listings Alberta

In a previous article, LinkedIn reports IBISWorld’s notes stating that beauty industry employment will grow steadily through 2017 at a nearly 4% annual rate.

Though these are U.S. figures, Canada is expecting a similar growth rate at 3.1%. In the article What’s Next? Beauty Industry Trends Point to Blooming Booth Rental Market, Elizabeth Kraus discusses relevant industry news as well as 6 ways the growing booth rental market might change the Beauty Industry.

Renting space in your salon/spa has pros and cons. Success in this personnel model depends primarily on 2 factors: your knowledge of rules and regulations on this topic, and the tenant/landlord relationship you conduct.

Like Judiffier Pearson says in the behindthechair.com’s article Booth Renting 101: A Guide for Owners and Renters, “The true spirit of booth renting is a tenant-landlord relationship”. Remember, this is an article from the U.S. thereby Canadian information may differ.

If you are well-informed, renting space in your salon or spa can be an excellent method of secure income.


Executive Spa Group provides Alberta beauty industry employers an opportunity to promote their rental opportunities. This is a complimentary service we offer to cultivate Alberta’s beauty industry.

Our job bank features a Room/Chair Rental category where you can post as many details you would like to describe.

Our job bank is free, fast and easy to use. When you post your listing with Executive Spa Group, you are able to post multiple listings for up to 30 days at a time. Candidates submit their resume and other application material directly to you, thereby allowing you to be fully in control of the screening and hiring process.

By advertising in our room rental job bank, you will ensure your posting is seen by beauty professional job seekers across Alberta. Our room rental opportunities job bank can help you reach more qualified service providers than ever before. Simply complete our template outlining the skill set you require and submit it for posting. It’s that easy. And because Executive Spa Group specializes in the beauty industry, finding service providers has never been so easy!
Why post with Executive Spa Group?

  • Our job bank is Alberta Beauty Industry focused
  • Our job bank is visited by Service Providers in Alberta looking for their next employment opportunity
  • Executivespagroup.com attracts top industry employers and job seekers
  • Our job bank is easy-to-use
  • Our job bank is absolutely FREE!

To post your chair/ room rental job listings click HERE.


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Beauty Industry Cover Letter Template

beauty industry cover letter template
How to write cover letters for beauty industry jobs.

Cover Letter Template for Beauty Industry Jobs

Cover letters are an important piece of your application package. Not only do they express a bit about your professional background, they give the employer hints about your language skills, plus the way they can expect you to express yourself verbally.

In the beauty industry, language is very important as it is the number one tool we use to build relationships with our clients.

Every cover letter needs to be customized. This makes applying for employment a bothersome process. It prevents you from sending a mass email with your résumé to all employers all at once.

However, employers do not like receiving application packages that were obviously sent to the masses. It is quite apparent when an applicant has not taken the time to research the potential employer and is applying anywhere and everywhere. These are the résumés that end up in the shred pile before anyone gets a chance to review them.

As a beauty industry resource centre, we encourage all service providers looking for employment to use a cover letter in the application package. In this article, we will share the basic information that should be included in your cover letter. Follow the template we provide, and customizing a cover letter will be much easier 😉


BEAUTY INDUSTRY COVER LETTER OUTLINE

Your Full Name
Your address
City, Province, Postal Code

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Name of Recipient
Recipient’s position
Company Full Name
Street address
City, Province, Postal Code

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DATE

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RE: Position Title (Job Reference Number, if available)

(BLANK SPACE…BLANK SPACE…BLANK SPACE)

GREETING: Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

*TIP: Address the person by last name. To be gender-neutral, don’t use Mr./Ms. and use the person’s full name instead (e.g. Dear Taylor Smith). If you do not know who to address, use “To whom this may concern”. This is the ONLY time you should be using this greeting.

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FIRST PARAGRAPH: Why are you writing? Explain your reason. If you are applying for a specific job, state how you heard about the opportunity (newspaper? Online job bank? Word of Mouth? Etc.). If you’re not applying for a specific job, say WHY you are interested in working for this organization.

*TIP: Give one brief reason why you want to work for that spa/salon- do you like the product line they carry? Do you enjoy performing the specific services they offer? Etc.) If someone referred you to the employer, name that person (for example, ‘Anna Thompson, your Head of Esthetics’, suggested I write to you).

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MIDDLE PARAGRAPH(S): Why do you think you are a good fit for this position in this spa/salon? Point out any key experience (including volunteer, training or school experience) that qualifies you for the position.

*TIP: Keep your paragraphs short. If you are responding to a job posting, explain how your skills and experience match those described in the posting.

*EXTRA TIP: Use similar language that they did on the job posting. Similar, not identical.

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LAST PARAGRAPH: State that a résumé (and if available, a portfolio) is enclosed for more information. Request an interview by expressing that you would like to meet, and offer to provide additional information if needed.

*TIP: Include your phone number in the last paragraph so that piece of information is readily available should the employer want to contact you immediately.

BLANK SPACE…BLANK SPACE…BLANK SPACE

SIGN-OFF: Sincerely,

SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE
SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…SPACE FOR SIGNATURE…

Your Full Name

*TIP: If you’re sending your resumé via fax or in person, leave three lines for your signature before your name. If you’re sending it electronically, you don’t need to leave space before your name.

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Enclosure


We hope this cover letter template helps. Best of luck in your job search, and remember, looking for a job IS a job! Consciously dedicate time daily to job searching, even if it’s half an hour per day. The bigger you cast your net, the sooner you’ll reel in the fish 😉

Are you an ESG grad?

Assistance in writing and editing your resume and cover letter is a complimentary service to all ESG graduates. Thanks for choosing ESG!


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Beauty Industry Resource Centre
(780) 604 2772
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