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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
 

Employment Insurance beneficiaries, December 2019
In December, 448,000 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, little changed from November. (In PDF)


by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 46460]
 

Consumer price index, January 2020
The consumer price index rose 2.4 percent on a year-over-year basis in January, up from a 2.2 percent gain in December. (In PDF)


by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 46456]
 

Rules surrounding working in the cold in Canada
As temperatures plunge in several Canadian provinces and territories, employers must take precautions to prevent cold stress while employees work outside.


by Lewis Waring, Paralegal, Editor and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB. Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46441]
 

Meal and vehicle rates used to calculate travel expenses for 2019 and previous years
Meal and vehicle rates used to calculate travel expenses for 2019 and previous years. The rates for 2020 will be available on our website in 2021. (In PDF)


by Knotia, EYEP and/or E&Y LLP and/or CPA Canada
View Article  [Article No. 46453]
 

Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2018
Revised data on provincial and territorial labour productivity and related measures from 1997 to 2018 are now available. (In PDF)


by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 46419]


Alberta
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in Alberta with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways. In this article, we provide employers an overview of some of the key changes that have been announced in Alberta to assist in compliance
by Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46437]


British Columbia
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in British Columbia with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways. In this article, we provide employers an overview of some of the key changes that have been announced in BC to assist in compliance.
by Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46438]
 
Budget 2020
On February 18, 2020, the British Columbia government tabled their balanced budget plan in the Legislature which includes measures of interest to employers and payroll.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46439]
 
Speech from the throne
The British Columbia government speech from the throne was tabled on February 11, 2020. The throne speech marks the start of the spring session of the Legislature.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46451]


Federally Regulated
 
Coronavirus and occupational health and safety
There may be concerns from employers and employees in Canadian federally regulated workplaces about coronavirus and wonder how to prevent exposure in their workplaces. (In PDF)
by Employment and Social Development Canada
View Article  [Article No. 46420]


Manitoba
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in Manitoba with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways. In this article, we provide employers an overview of some of the key changes that have been announced in Manitoba to assist in compliance.
by Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46440]


New Brunswick
 
Minimum wage increase April 1, 2020
The New Brunswick government has announced that the minimum wage will increase on April 1, 2020.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46454]
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in New Brunswick with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways. In this article, we provide employers an overview of some of the key changes that have been announced in New Brunswick to assist in compliance.
by Shawn Gallimore, LL.B., Editor and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46443]


Newfoundland and Labrador
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in Newfoundland and Labrador with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways. In this article, we provide employers an overview of some of the key changes that have been announced in Newfoundland and Labrador to assist in compliance.
by Shawn Gallimore, LL.B., Editor and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46444]


Nova Scotia
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in Nova Scotia with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways. In this article, we provide employers an overview of some of the key changes that have been announced in Nova Scotia to assist in compliance.
by Shawn Gallimore, LL.B., Editor and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46445]


Ontario
 
Garment manufacturing industry regulations revoked
Special rules for employees in Ontario's garment manufacturing industry, specifically, the women's coat and suit industry, and the women's dress and sportswear industry under the Employment Standards Act were revoked.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46442]


Prince Edward Island
 
Employment standards review coming
On February 11, 2020, the Prince Edward Island government announced that the Employment Standards Comprehensive Review Panel will be responsible for completing a comprehensive review of the Employment Standards Act as well as its associated regulations.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46446]
 
Feedback wanted on provincial emergency response efforts
The Prince Edward Island government is asking the public and interested stakeholders to complete a survey and share their perspective on the provincial response to weather emergencies, including how the province responded to the recent post-tropical storm Dorian for potential future improvements.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46447]
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in Prince Edward Island with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways. In this article, we provide employers an overview of some of the key changes that have been announced in Prince Edward Island to assist in compliance.
by Shawn Gallimore, LL.B., Editor and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46449]


Quebec
 
Quebec won’t create emergency fund for corporate pensions
Quebec’s closed the door on the idea of forming a pension benefits guarantee fund to protect members in retirement plans sponsored by employers that have declared bankruptcy. (In PDF)
by Pierre-Luc Trudel, Benefits Canada
View Article  [Article No. 46452]


Saskatchewan
 
Brief guide to employment law changes in 2020
2020 promises to be a busy year in Saskatchewan with a variety of legislative and regulatory changes impacting employers in various ways. In this article, we provide employers an overview of some of the key changes that have been announced in Saskatchewan to assist in compliance.
by Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor and Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB. Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46450]
 
Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded
Recent amendments to Saskatchewan's Workers’ Compensation Act have expanded the list of occupational diseases covered by the rebuttable presumption for firefighters.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 46448]