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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of December 10, 2018 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Construction union wage rate index, November 2018
The construction union wage rate index, (including supplements) for Canada was unchanged in November compared with the previous month.. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canda
View Article  [Article No. 44997]
 
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2018
The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds edged up 0.6 percent from the first quarter to surpass $1.9 trillion in the second quarter. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44995]
 
Consultations on enhancing retirement security
The federal government is seeking feedback from interested stakeholders (particularly those who have workplace pension plans) on how to address issues and enhance retirement security.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44986]
 
Revised payroll deductions formulas guide (T4127)
As indicated by the Canada Revenue Agency, the Payroll Deductions Formulas guide (T4127) effective January 1, 2019, has been updated.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44987]
 
2018–2019 payroll rates chart
This chart allows employers and HR and payroll professionals to view at a glance the Canada/Quebec pension plans, employment insurance, federal/provincial and territorial minimum wage rates, basic personal amounts, workers' compensation premium rates and maximum assessable earnings, among others, for 2018 and 2019 rates. The chart is updated as of December 14, 2018.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 8453]


Alberta
 
The establishment of an Independent Fair Practices Office
Effective December 1, 2018, the Alberta government opened the Fair Practices Office, which serves an ombudsman-type of role for Alberta’s workers’ compensation system.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44982]
 
Youth employment rules in force January 1, 2019
The Alberta government's new rules for the employment of minors are finally coming into force on January 1, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44983]


British Columbia
 
Certificate of Recognition Program
On November 22, 2018, the Board of Directors approved new policies for the Certificate of Recognition Program. The COR is effective January 1, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44984]


Federally Regulated
 
Consultation on a modern fair wages policy
The Government of Canada’s Labour Program consulted for a short period on a modern fair wages policy and what it should look like.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44985]


Newfoundland and Labrador
 
New Young Worker OHS online course
On December 10, 2018, WorkplaceNL launched a new Young Worker Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Course.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44988]


Nova Scotia
 
Report calls for minimum wage increase
The Nova Scotia minimum wage review committee tabled their report last month, recommending incremental minimum wage increases from April 1, 2019 to April 1, 2021.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44989]


Ontario
 
Employment standards changes under Bill 66
On December 6, 2018, the Ontario Conservative government introduced Bill 66 in the legislature to, among other things, make changes to posting and approval of averaging agreements under the Employment Standards Act.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44990]
 
Labour relations changes under Bill 66
On December 6, 2018, the Ontario Conservative government introduced Bill 66 in the legislature to, among other things, make changes that are of interest to employers, unions, municipalities and certain local boards, school boards, hospitals, colleges, universities and public bodies.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44991]
 
Other employment law-related Acts impacted by Bill 66
On December 6, 2018, the Ontario Conservative government introduced Bill 66 by amending or repealing certain Acts in the legislature. Other employment law-related Acts impacted by Bill 66 include the following
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44992]
 
Unwanted management not constructive dismissal
An increasingly common theme in wrongful dismissal actions are employee claims that an employer's allegedly heavy-handed and insensitive management constitutes a constructive dismissal. (In PDF)
by Stringer LLP
View Article  [Article No. 44994]


Quebec
 
TP-1015.F-V, Formulas to calculate source deductions and contributions, 2019
This guide contains the formulas for calculating Quebec income tax withholdings, QPP contributions, QPIP premiums and the employer contribution to the health services fund, among others, for 2019. Note that it does not contain any tax changes for the 2019 taxation year that were announced after October 31, 2018. (In PDF)
by Revenu Quebec
View Article  [Article No. 44996]
 
Tightening cannabis regulation to better protect minors and the public
On December 5, 2018, the Quebec government tabled a Bill to tighten the regulation of cannabis to, among other things, raise the minimum age required to buy, possess or consume cannabis. (In PDF)
by Michael Watts, Susan Newell and Marty Putyra, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
View Article  [Article No. 44993]