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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of February 11, 2019 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Labour force survey, January 2019
Each month, data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) are highly anticipated because they offer a first glimpse of the general state of the labour market. Data for January 2019 is now available. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45113]


Federally Regulated
 
Protection against arbitrary dismissal
Subject to formal adjudication, section 240 of the Canada Labour Code allows an employer to dismiss a non-union employee who has completed at least twelve consecutive months of continuous employment only if it can show reasonable grounds for doing so.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45109]


Ontario
 
An employee could have received 36 months’ notice
In a recent Ontario Superior Court case, the unofficial rule of thumb of one month of notice per year of service with an upper limit of about 24 months was set aside when an employee was awarded a 30-month notice period. The Court also held that it would have awarded more, 36 months in fact, if the employee had asked for it.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45110]
 
Mandatory JHSC training moving online
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced that they are in the process of making changes to the mandatory certification classroom joint health and safety committee (JHSC) training to reduce the burden on businesses while maintaining standardized, high-quality training accessible to all workers across Ontario.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45111]


Prince Edward Island
 
Extending wage loss benefits in lieu of ease back to work
The Prince Edward Island Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has approved in principle changes to the WCB Return to Work (POL-93) policy, and interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on these changes.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45112]