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Features for the Week of October 14, 2019 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Gender wage gap narrows
A new report by Statistics Canada says that in 2018 the gender wage gap narrowed to 13.3 percent but, women still earned $4.13 less per hour. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45918]
 
Canadians believe it is the responsibility of the federal government to ensure access to prescription drugs
According to a poll, Canadians feel that it’s important for everyone across Canada to have equal access to prescription drugs and that it is the responsibility of the federal government to ensure it happens..
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45874]
 
Morneau Shepell survey shows salaries are expected to increase by 2.7 percent in 2020
Despite slowed economic growth, employers in Canada are expecting base salaries to rise by an average of 2.7 percent in 2020, according to Morneau Shepell.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45875]
 
Workers are reluctant to admit to mental illness at work
According to a recent survey by RBC Insurance, more Canadians are recognizing depression and anxiety as disabilities compared to last year. However...
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45876]
 
CRA interest rates for the fourth calendar quarter of 2019
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) 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, 2019 to December 31, 2019. (In PDF)
by the Canada Revenue Agency
View Article  [Article No. 45889]


Federally Regulated
 
Refusing dangerous work is not only in the eye of the beholder
A recent case confirms the principle that an employee’s belief in a work-related threat that is purely subjective and hypothetical will not allow the employee to invoke the exceptional remedy under the Canada Labour Code to refuse to work.
by Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45885]


Manitoba
 
Throne speech
The newly elected Manitoba government tabled their speech from the throne on September 30, 2019, to open the first session of the Forty-second Legislative Assembly.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45873]


Newfoundland and Labrador
 
Independent minimum wage review committee
The Newfoundland and Labrador government is establishing an independent minimum wage review committee.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45877]


Northwest Territories
 
Payroll estimate revision
The deadline is fast approaching for your 2019 payroll estimate revisions.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45878]


Nunavut
 
Payroll estimate revision
The deadline is fast approaching for your 2019 payroll estimate revisions.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45879]
 
Minimum wage survey
The Nunavut Department of Justice announced on September 30, 2019, that they are currently reviewing the minimum wage rate.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45880]
 
New public (statutory) holiday
The Nunavut government tabled proposed legislation on September 17, 2019, to appoint Nunavut Day as a general holiday.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45881]


Ontario
 
Display screens and hand-held devices exemption review
The Ministry of Transportation is currently considering making the hand-held two-way radio exemption permanent under the regulation because it is not aware of any collisions that are attributable to the use of these devices.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45882]
 
Discriminatory hiring practices a blind spot in the legal industry
A law firm was recently found to have discriminated against an applicant and was ordered to pay general damages for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect.
by Lewis Waring, Paralegal, Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45883]
 
One-time opportunity for pension filing
To ensure that pension plan administrators are compliant, the FSCO has granted a one-time opportunity for pension administrators to make certain past-due filings to avoid the imposition of summary administrative penalties.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45884]
 
2020 WSIB premium rates are now available
For the fourth year in a row, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has been able to offer a reduction in the average premium rate for Schedule 1 businesses. The average premium rate has been reduced by 17 percent for 2020.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45886]
 
WSIB will officially eliminate its unfunded liability charge beginning in January 2020
On September 24, 2019, the Ontario government announced that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is ending its unfunded liability charge in January 2020.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45887]
 
New safety blitz targets cause of top workplace injuries
On October 1, 2019, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, announced that MOL inspectors will blitz workplaces in an effort to prevent Ontario's top workplace injuries, musculoskeletal injuries and respiratory hazards.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45890]


Prince Edward Island
 
Proposed changes to the Workers Compensation Act
The Prince Edward Island Workers Compensation Board is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to the Workers Compensation Act by October 26, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45888]