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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of January 20, 2020 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Accessible transportation regulation
The federal Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR) was registered under the federal Accessible Canada Act on June 25, 2019. Most provisions of the ATPDR will come into force on June 25, 2020, while other more complex requirements will be phased in over three years.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46374]
 
Enhancement to the federal basic personal amount – Updated tables, forms and guides
The Canada Revenue Agency has updated the following guides, tables, forms and calculators in light of the enhancement to the federal basic personal amount from $12,298 to $13,229 where net income is less than or equal to $150,473.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46376]


Alberta
 
Physician’s nonarbitrary discharge of patient held non-discriminatory
The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta delineated the limits of human rights law concerning a claim of discrimination against a physician on the grounds of mental disability.
by Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46372]


British Columbia
 
New and revised OELs
Each year, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists publishes a list of substances for which they have set new or revised Threshold Limit Values that will affect occupational exposure limits on the acceptable concentration of a hazardous substance in workplace air for a particular material or class of materials. (In PDF)
by WorkSafeBC
View Article  [Article No. 46379]


Federally Regulated
 
Safety inspections only required if the employer has control of the workplace
In a recent case, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the scope of an employer’s obligation to inspect its workplace.
by Lewis Waring, Paralegal, Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46373]


Ontario
 
New and revised WSIB policies to reflect regulatory changes and the new rate-setting model
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has introduced several new policies and updated several policies in January 2020 in relation to the new premium rate-setting model that came into force on January 1, 2020.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46377]


Quebec
 
Meals and lodging 2020 amounts for hotel and restaurant employees
Meals and lodging that an employer provides to a restaurant or hotel employee are taxable benefits for the employee.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46378]
 
Statement of hiring temporary foreign workers
Since January 1, 2020, employers who hire temporary foreign workers must declare it to the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46380]