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Features For The Week of February 19, 2018 Text Size: M L XL XXL

Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Employees of world anti-doping agency
This CRA document deals with whether employees of the World Anti-Doping agency are entitled to a tax deduction. (In PDF)
by Knotia, EYEP and/or E&Y LLP and/or CPA Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44251]
 
What's new this tax filing season
This tax filing season, many important changes and improvements were made to services, benefits and credits for Canadians. Here is what you need to know. (In PDF)
by Knotia, EYEP and/or E&Y LLP and/or CPA Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44252]
 
Labour force survey, January 2018
Labour force survey data for January 2018 is now available. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44253]
 
Reducing the reporting burden for employers
Employers have many obligations. The Canada Revenue Agency is taking steps to make it easier for businesses to meet their reporting obligations. (In PDF)
by Knotia, EYEP and/or E&Y LLP and/or CPA Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44254]
 
Current and previous Canadian income tax rates
This CRA document provides employers with an overview of federal, provincial and territorial tax rates for 2018 and previous years. (In PDF)
by Knotia, EYEP and/or E&Y LLP and/or CPA Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44255]
 
Health Canada changes security rules for medical marijuana producers
On January 25, 2018, Health Canada announced two changes to the current physical security requirements that producers of medical marijuana must follow.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44246]
 
Online tool measures stress levels in a workplace
The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) have collaborated to create a new tool for employers to measure how stressful their workplaces really are.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44247]


Alberta
 
Claims effect on premiums
The Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board is not increasing the claims cost threshold for 2018.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44244]


British Columbia
 
Current and upcoming minimum wage
Effective June 1, 2018, British Columbia’s minimum wage will increase by 11.5% to…
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 4346]


Federally Regulated
 
Update to proposed locomotive cameras
On January 31, 2018, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications to share his views on Bill C-49. In particular, the Commissioner raised various privacy considerations related to the proposed requirements mandating the installation of locomotive voice and video recorders in trains.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 43837]


Manitoba
 
Adjudicator finds employer did not stop egregious harassment
Human Rights Adjudicator Lawrence Pinsky has found that the owners of the Gillam Motor Inn did not take reasonable steps to deal with harassment in their workplace, contrary to the Human Rights Code.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44245]


New Brunswick
 
Amendments to the Employment Standards Act proposed
On February 2, 2018, the New Brunswick government tabled Bill 44, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act to allow for domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence leave, among other things.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44248]


Nova Scotia
 
Current and upcoming minimum wage
The current minimum hourly wage for Nova Scotia's "experienced" employees is $10.85 an hour and was last changed April 1, 2017. The minimum wage is increasing by 15 cents on April 1, 2018.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 4349]


Ontario
 
Termination clause validity scrutinized again
The Ontario Court of Appeal just released another decision on the interpretation and enforceability of termination clauses.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44249]


Quebec
 
Supreme Court integrates duty to accommodate into health and safety legislation
The Supreme Court recently ruled that Quebec employers have a duty to accommodate injured workers under workers’ compensation legislation even though that duty is not expressly mandated in law.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44250]


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