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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


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


National
 
Consumer price index, December 2018
Data for the last consumer price index (CPI) index for 2018 is now available. This monthly release of the CPI for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them.
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45075]
 
RC4054 ceiling amounts for housing benefits paid in prescribed zones
RC4054 Ceiling Amounts for Housing Benefits Paid in Prescribed Zones was updated on December 21, 2018, to include an update to the ceiling amounts for rent and utilities for 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45064]
 
Workers want help with wellness goals
Research from Office Team, a Robert Half company, indicates workers are looking to their employers for some help in meeting their health and wellness goals.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45065]
 
Regular places of employment and personal travel
This CRA document deals with a particular work location becoming a regular place of employent (RPE) and the value of employer-provided transportation between an employee's home and this RPE. (In PDF)
by Knotia, EYEP and/or E&Y LLP and/or CPA Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45072]
 
Do your employees use their vehicle for work? Here's what you need to know
Do your employees use their personal vehicles for work-related travel? If so, you may provide them with an automobile or motor vehicle allowance to help cover expenses. It is important that you understand your responsibilities around these allowances. (In PDF)
by Knotia, EYEP and/or E&Y LLP and/or CPA Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45073]
 
Express consent to provide information slips electronically may be received through online process: An EY commentary
In this CRA document, the CRA confirms that a taxpayer may consent to receiving certain information slips in electronic format through the process of signing up to download the slip on a secure website. (In PDF)
by Knotia, EYEP and/or E&Y LLP and/or CPA Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45074]


Alberta
 
Increase to claims cost threshold
The Alberta worker compensation claims cost threshold for No-time-lost (NTL) claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and increases in 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45060]
 
Driver training for new truckers mandatory
The Alberta government is making driver training for new commercial truckers mandatory as of March 1, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44615]


British Columbia
 
WorkSafeBC proposed 20192021 policy workplans
The proposed 20192021 compensation, occupational disease, assessment, and occupational health and safety (OHS) policy priorities workplans (Policy Workplans) for WorkSafeBC are presented for stakeholder review and comment.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45061]
 
Changes to PharmaCare program
On January 4, 2019, the British Columbia government announced changes to the Fair PharmaCare program and three-year $105-million investment that is reducing or eliminating deductibles and co-payments for lower-income households effective January 1, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45062]
 
Reducing asbestos risks for workers, public and environment
According to a December 19, 2018, press release, the British Columbia government has released a report that includes a wide range of draft recommendations on ways to reduce exposure to asbestos to protect workers.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45063]


New Brunswick
 
New guidelines for employers regarding addictions
On December 21, 2018, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission issued guidelines to help employers meet their legal obligations to accommodate employees who have an addiction to cannabis, alcohol and drugs.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45066]


Ontario
 
Summary of 2019 new, amended and upcoming employment law changes
Here is a brief summary of the new or amended and upcoming 2019 employment law changes in Ontario that you need to be aware of and implement to ensure compliance.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45067]
 
WSIB 2019 benefit rates
On January 2, 2019, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board published a revised version of the 18-01-05, WSIB Table of Benefits Rates effective January 1, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45068]
 
WSIB premium remittance
On January 2, 2019, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board published a revised version of the 14-03-09, Premium Remittance policy, which became effective January 1, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor
View Article  [Article No. 45069]


Saskatchewan
 
Mandatory semi-truck driver training
Effective March 15, 2019, training will become mandatory for drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial licence in Saskatchewan, meaning that potential semi-truck drivers will be required to undergo a minimum of 121.5 hours of instruction.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45070]


Yukon
 
Result of minimum wage review
The Yukon Employment Standards Board has submitted its review of Yukon's minimum wage to the Minister of Community Services.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45071]