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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of September 24, 2018 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Employment Insurance beneficiaries, July 2018
In July, 475,700 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, an increase of 11,000 from June. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44738]
 
Construction union wage rate index, August 2018
The construction union wage rate index for Canada was unchanged in August compared with the previous month. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44739]
 
Consumer price index, August 2018
The consumer price index rose 2.8 percent on a year-over-year basis in August, following a 3.0 percent increase in July. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44740]
 
Do employees have to tell you they are using marijuana?
Employees do not have to tell you that they are using recreational marijuana. Also, an employer cannot directly regulate its employees’ off-duty activities. However...
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44732]
 
Employment insurance 2019 premium and reduction rates
The Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) has published the 2019 employment insurance rates and reduction rates.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44733]


British Columbia
 
Confidentiality breach can be just cause for termination
Despite its high threshold, the British Columbia Supreme Court upheld the just cause dismissal of a long-service management employee following a series of confidentiality breaches.
by Ava Z Moradi, JD, and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Editors, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44731]


New Brunswick
 
New workplace regulations to prevent violence and harassment
The New Brunswick government new workplace regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act aimed at preventing workplace violence and harassment to protect workers comes into force April 1, 2019 instead of September 1, 2018.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 43985]
 
Election promise: Pay equity and 14 dollars minimum wage
New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says that if he is re-elected on September 24, 2018, he would impose pay equity on the province’s large businesses and raise the minimum wage to 14 dollars.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44727]


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.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44730]


Ontario
 
Goodlife Fitness settles wage-and-hour class action suit
Goodlife Fitness chains recently settled a class-action lawsuit for $7.5 million over hours worked and unpaid wages.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44728]
 
Recruitment policy struck down for not having citizenship
In a new landmark decision, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recently set a strong precedent in holding that employers cannot discriminate against job candidates who are legally able to work in Canada but do not have Canadian permanent residence status or citizenship.
by Ava Z Moradi, JD, Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44734]
 
Suspension without pay led to constructive dismissal
Addressing the issue of suspension without pay and notice period in the context of constructive dismissal, the Court of Appeal for Ontario recently confirmed the trial judge’s finding of constructive dismissal but...
by Ava Z Moradi, JD, Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44735]
 
Setting aside common law reasonable notice
The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently held that any intention to rebut common law reasonable notice requirements must be clear in order to be enforceable and any ambiguity is to be resolved in favour of the employee
by Ava Z Moradi, JD, Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44736]
 
Human Rights Tribunal awards unprecedented
In a recent case where an employer sexually harassed and assaulted a worker for nearly 20 years, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario awarded an unprecedented award in damages to compensate for the worker’s injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect.
by Ava Z Moradi, JD, Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44737]


Prince Edward Island
 
Government eliminating entrepreneur provincial nominee program
On September 12, 2018, the Prince Edward Island government announced that they will no longer accept applications from immigrants looking to set up a business on Prince Edward Island in exchange for immediate permanent residency.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44729]