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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of May 21, 2018 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Canada Pension Plan 29th actuarial report
The 29th Canada Pension Plan actuarial report, supplementing the 27th and 28th actuarial reports as of December 31, 2015, was tabled in Parliament on May 1, 2018 to include the effect on the long-term financial state of the base and additional CPP of Division19 of Part 6 of Bill C-74, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1. An actuarial report is required whenever a Bill is introduced in the House of Commons to amend the Canada Pension Plan.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44456]
 
Changes coming to the Canada Pension Plan
Starting in January 2019, Canadians will begin contributing toward an enhanced Canada Pension Plan (CPP). At that time, employers and employees will begin making slightly higher contributions to the CPP. These will gradually increase each year for the next seven years.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44457]
 
Labour force survey, April 2018
Employment was essentially unchanged in April and the unemployment rate held steady. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44469]


Alberta
 
Bill to implement corporate and personal income tax measures
On May 3, 2018, the Alberta government tabled Bill 17, Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2018 to amend the Alberta Corporate Tax Act and Personal Income Tax Act in order to implement certain budget 2017–2018 measures.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44452]
 
Temporary solvency funding relief for defined benefit pension plans
The Alberta Superintendent of Pensions announced measures providing proposed funding relief to sponsors of Alberta-registered defined benefit plans.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44453]
 
Employer found guilty of discriminating against married and gay Indigenous man during interview
The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta awarded $56,000 in damages and lost wages to a prospective employee for discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status and race suffered during an interview. The Tribunal concluded that the statements and questions during the interview were not appropriate.
by Ava Z Moradi, JD, Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44454]


Manitoba
 
Standardized truck driver training
The government of Manitoba is consulting on the implementation of a standardized system of training and certification for commercial truck drivers that would allow road safety to be the number one priority in issuing licenses.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44455]
 
Western Canada spring 2018 HR trends reports
Western HR trend reports are tools for western HR practitioners to make informed decisions with reliable information on what is occurring in their workplaces.
by CPHR Manitoba
View Article  [Article No. 44459]


Newfoundland and Labrador
 
WorkplaceNL 2017 workplace injury rates and five year strategy
On April 26, 2018, WorkplaceNL reported 2017 workplace injury rates which indicated that for the third consecutive year, the lost-time incidence rate due to workplace injury or illness in Newfoundland and Labrador has remained at an all-time low of 1.5 per 100 workers.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44463]


Nova Scotia
 
Consultations on PTSD Regulations
Nova Scotia’s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is inviting stakeholders to participate in discussions about regulations regarding providing the benefit of presumption for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for frontline or emergency response workers.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44464]


Ontario
 
Changes to police record checks to come into force
Effective November 1, 2018, Ontario's Police Record Checks Reform Act to eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment, education and volunteer opportunities resulting from the inappropriate release of non-conviction or mental health information disclosed during a police record check comes into force.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB, Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 41770]
 
Public holiday pay calculations will change (again) effective July 1, 2018
On May 7, 2018, the Ontario government filed Ontario Regulation 375/18 under the Employment Standards Act to temporarily change how public holidays are to be paid and calculated. In essence, the government is reverting back to the old formula that was in place before the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) came into force January 1, 2018.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44467]
 
Arbitrator finds employees entitled to short-term and long-term disability plans under collective agreement are not entitled to personal emergency leave
An arbitrator has recently ruled that employees covered by a collective agreement that provides both short-term and long-term disability benefits are not entitled to an additional two paid personal emergency leave days under the Employment Standards Act. (In PDF)
by Lynn Harnden, Emond Harnden LLP
View Article  [Article No. 44468]
 
MOL updates impairment and workplace health and safety guide
The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has updated its online Impairment and Workplace Health and Safety guide in light of the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018, and new Ontario legislation has been updated regarding the distribution, sale and consumption of cannabis in the province.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44465]


Saskatchewan
 
WCB 2017 annual report and future strategic plans
On May 3, 2018, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) held its Annual General Meeting and published the following 2017 financial and operating results (2017 annual report) with Saskatchewan workers, employers and partners.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44466]