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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of October 15, 2018 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Aon predicts rise in pay in 2019
According to Aon’s 2018/19 Canadian Salary Planning report, employees can expect slightly larger salary increases for 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44758]
 
Bias against mental disabilities persist
According to a recent RBC Insurance study, despite the rise in public awareness of mental health issues, Canadians still hold a bias toward viewing disabilities as being largely physical rather than mental in nature.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44759]
 
Regulations amending the Canada Pension Plan
The Minister of National Revenue (Canada) is recommending amendments to the Canada Pension Plan Regulations to reflect the additional contributions and increased earning limits that will come into force January 1, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44760]
 
New five-week parental sharing to start in March 2019
The federal government of Canada has announced that the new federal Parental Sharing Employment Insurance Benefit will launch on March 17, 2019, earlier than the planned June 2019 date.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44761]
 
Labour force survey, September 2018
Employment rose by 63,000 in September, driven by an increase in part-time employment. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44766]
 
CRA interest rates for the fourth calendar quarter 2018
The Canada Revenue Agency announced the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts owed by the CRA to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. (In PDF)
by Canada Revenue Agency
View Article  [Article No. 44767]
 
Job vacancies, second quarter 2018
There were 547,300 job vacancies in Canada in the second quarter, up 87,100 from the second quarter of 2017. Most of the increase was for full-time job vacancies. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44768]


Alberta
 
Workplace accident is not enough to prove employer committed general duty offence under OHSA
Following a fatal workplace accident, the Alberta Court of Appeal provided a more comprehensive framework for the actus reus requirement of the general duty provision in Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and clarified that the mere occurrence of a workplace accident does not prove the employer committed a violation.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., and Ava Z Moradi, JD, Editors, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44756]


British Columbia
 
Increased notice period for recruited employee who left his previous job due to inducement
An employee who was dismissed only six months after being hired away from his old job was awarded an astonishing six months’ pay in lieu of notice by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
by Ava Z Moradi, JD, Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44757]


Manitoba
 
Bill to prohibit cannabis consumption proclaimed in force
On October 3, 2018, the Manitoba government proclaimed in force legislation to amend the Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Act in order to prohibit the smoking or vaping of cannabis in outdoor public places and other places specified by regulation.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44357]


Nova Scotia
 
Enhancing unpaid statutory leaves
The Nova Scotia government is making changes to the Labour Standards Code to provide employees with more time off work to support and care for their families. These changes are now in force.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44730]


Ontario
 
Amendments to the provincial cannabis framework
On September 27, 2018, the Conservative Ontario government tabled Bill 36, Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 to amend the rules for the distribution, sale and use of recreational cannabis (marijuana) in the province of Ontario.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44762]
 
Adding four new prohibited grounds of discrimination
On September 26, 2018, a private member’s Bill 35, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2018 was tabled in legislature to add four new prohibited grounds of discrimination in Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44763]
 
Possibility of Bill 148 being repealed
On October 1, 2018, the Conservative Ontario government indicated in the Legislature that it intends to repeal the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act reforms implemented under the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (introduced under Bill 148) enacted under the former Liberal government.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44764]
 
WSIB reduces premium rate by 29.8 percent
Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced that it will reduce its average premium rate by 29.8 percent in 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44765]