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Features for the Week of February 24, 2020 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 

Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2019
The average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $1,042 in December, little changed from November. On a year-over-year basis, earnings grew 3.4 percent, the effect of an increase observed from March to October. (PDF)


by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 46479]
 

Negotiating pay with job offer
According to new research from global staffing firm Robert Half, just over one-third of Canadian professionals surveyed (36 percent) tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer.


by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46464]
 

Ransomware fastest growing cybercrime
New research by Aon's indicates that cyber-related claims in Canada have increased. The majority of those claims are cyber fraud claims, which include business email compromise, push payment fraud and cyber extortion.


by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46465]


Alberta
 
Improving commercial transportation industry regulations
The Government of Alberta is reviewing regulations for the commercial transportation industry to reduce red tape and remove redundant regulations on job creators.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46461]
 
Changes to non-urgent out-of-country health coverage
Effective April 1, 2020, Albertans travelling in another country will no longer be covered for elective, non-urgent health services and routine lab tests under provincial health insurance.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46462]


British Columbia
 
Coronavirus: Information for employers
Although the BC Centre for Disease Control reports that the risk to British Columbians relating to coronavirus is currently low, there are a range of legal issues for employers to consider in these types of circumstances. (In PDF)
by Erin S. White, Harris LLP
View Article  [Article No. 46476]


Federally Regulated
 
Application of work schedules and shift changes for on-call and standby employees
In the Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 154, Number 8, the department of Employment and Social Development Canada has tabled clarification regarding the application of sections 173.01 (Notice — work schedule) and 173.1 (Shift changes) of the Canada Labour Code to on-call and standby employees.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46463]


Northwest Territories
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in the Northwest Territories with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46469]


Nova Scotia
 
Addressing gender wage gap
The Nova Scotia government has decided to address the gender wage gap by introducing amendments to the equal pay for equal work provisions under the Labour Standards Code.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46466]
 
Enhancing reservist leave
The Nova Scotia Government has introduced Bill 220, the Labour Standards Code (amended) to enhance reservist leave under the Labour Standards Code.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46467]
 
Housekeeping amendments to the pregnancy and parental leave provisions
The Nova Scotia Government has introduced Bill 220, the Labour Standards Code (amended) to make housekeeping changes to the pregnancy and parental leave provisions under the Labour Standards Code.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46468]


Nunavut
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in Nunavut with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46470]


Ontario
 
Human Rights Tribunal upholds employer’s full and final release
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently confirmed that employers are entitled to use full and final releases when dismissing employees.
by Lewis Waring, Paralegal, Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46471]
 
Pre-start review requirements consultation
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is looking for feedback from stakeholders as it reviews the current pre-start health and safety review (PSR) requirements. The goal of the review is to ensure that PSRs continue to reflect the realities of today’s workplaces.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46472]
 
Not happy with a WSIB decision? Thinking about appealing the decision? Here is how to do it
Any unfavourable WSIB decision can be appealed, however, all appeals must be filed within the documented timeframes or you will lose your right to proceed with an objection. (In PDF)
by Peggy King, Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP
View Article  [Article No. 46477]
 
Creative sentencing for corporations convicted of OH&S offences
An Ontario Court may have altered the legal landscape with respect to sentencing corporations convicted of offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. (In PDF)
by Ryan Conlin and Jeremy Schwartz, Stringer LLP
View Article  [Article No. 46478]


Quebec
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in Quebec with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46473]


Yukon
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in the Yukon with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46474]
 
Minimum wage increases April 1, 2020
Yukon’s minimum wage will increase on April 1, 2020.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46475]