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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of June 24, 2019 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Electronic logging devices and other amendments applicable to commercial drivers
On June 3, 2019, the federal government registered the Regulations Amending the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations (Electronic Logging Devices and Other Amendments): SOR/2019-165 in the Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 153, Number 12.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45563]
 
Employers underestimate the presence of chronic disease in the workforce
The 22nd edition of the Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey reported by CNW has uncovered gaps in knowledge that include, employers underestimating the presence of chronic diseases in their workforce,
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45565]
 
Final report on the implementation of national Pharmacare
On June 12, 2019, the federal government published the final report of the Advisory Council on the implementation of National Pharmacare which is recommending the federal government work with the provinces and territories to create a single-payer Pharmacare plan that works like Medicare to cover prescription drugs for every Canadian.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45566]
 
Consultation on Wage Earner Protection Program Regulations
On May 21, 2019, the federal government started a public consultation on the Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) Regulations to support the coming into force of certain updates and improvements enacted to the WEPP under the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 (introduced as Bill C-86).
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45567]
 
Employment Insurance beneficiaries, April 2019
In April, 438,300 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, little changed from March. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45573]
 
Construction union wage rate index, May 2019
The construction union wage rate index for Canada increased by 0.1 percent in May compared with the previous month. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45574]
 
Consumer price index , May 2019
The consumer price index rose 2.4 percent on a year-over-year basis in May, up from a 2.0 percent increase in April. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45575]
 
Pension plans in Canada, as of January 1, 2018
Membership in registered pension plans in Canada was more than 6.3 million in 2017, up 1.0 percent or 62,800 members from 2016. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45576]
 
Business and employment dynamics data at the national level, 2017
Private sector net employment growth was 1.5 percent in 2017, slightly higher than the average of 1.3 percent from 2001 to 2016. Net employment growth is a measure of the total change in the number of jobs among private sector employers. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45577]
 
Job vacancies, first quarter 2019
On a year-over-year basis, both the number of job vacancies and the job vacancy rate increased in the first quarter. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45560]


Federally Regulated
 
Bill C-63 changes to the Canada Labour Code proclaimed in force
The Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 (Bill C-63), which contains a number of changes to scheduling practices and leaves of absence under the Canada Labour Code, has been proclaimed in force.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44068]
 
Balance of C-86 changes to Canada Labour Code in force in September
The balance of Canada Labour Code changes under A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018, and other measures (introduced as Bill C-86) are proclaimed in force on September 1, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44821]
 
Regulations amending the Canada Labour Standards Regulations
In preparation for the September 1, 2019, coming into force date of the amendments to Part III (Labour Standards) of the Canada Labour Code, the federal government registered consequential amendments to the Canada Labour Standards Regulations.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45561]
 
New rules governing unpaid interns
On June 8, 2019, the federal government posted proposed regulations to extend standard health and safety protections to unpaid interns and to enact supporting regulations regarding limitations to internships.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45562]


Newfoundland and Labrador
 
Speech from the throne
On June 10, 2019, the Newfoundland and Labrador government tabled a speech from the throne to open the first session of the 49th General Assembly of the province, following the May 16 election.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45568]


Northwest Territories
 
Upcoming statutory leave changes
On May 29, 2019, the Northwest Territories tabled Bill 57, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act to align with recent changes to the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act, as well as to update certain provisions of the Act to better protect Northwest Territories workers.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45569]


Ontario
 
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations amended
On June 10, 2019, the Ontario government filed a number of amendments to regulations made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. (In PDF)
by Nadine S. Zacks, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
View Article  [Article No. 45572]


Quebec
 
QPIP rates expected to decrease in 2020
During a press release, the government announced that the premium rate for the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan will be decreasing on January 1, 2020.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45570]
 
Sexual harassment at work is unacceptable, confirms Human Rights Tribunal
A Quebec restaurant owner has been ordered by the Human Rights Tribunal to pay $26,000 in moral and punitive damages to an employee for sexual acts and comments.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45571]