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Features for the Week of March 25, 2019 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Budget 2019
On March 19, 2019, the federal government tabled its election budget, the 2019-20 budget. The budget does not include any personal or corporate tax rate changes; however, the budget does include measures of interest to employers and payroll.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45310]
 
Repayment of employment income an employer paid by mistake in a previous year
Employees generally have to repay employers the gross amount of any employment income received by mistake if they repay the amount in a different year than it was received. However, effective January 15, 2019... (In PDF)
by Knotia, EYEP and/or E&Y LLP and/or CPA Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45311]
 
Construction union wage rate index, February 2019
The construction union wage rate index for Canada was unchanged in February compared with the previous month. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45312]
 
Projections to 2036 of the labour force in Canada and its regions
Statistics Canada's labour force projections are being released to provide a national and regional overview of the labour force in 2036 according to five different scenarios. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45313]
 
Employment Insurance beneficiaries, January 2019
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits fell to 435,600 in January, down 9,800 from December. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45314]
 
Consumer price index, February 2019
The consumer price index measures the change in prices of consumer goods and services over time and helps in the determination of wage increases. Data for February 2019 is now available. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45315]


Alberta
 
Privacy guidelines for managing emails
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta has published guidelines on how to manage emails to minimize organizational risks and expenses that could be caused by a privacy breach.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45299]
 
Speech from the throne
The fifth session of the 29th legislature opened with a speech from the throne delivered by Her Honour, Lois Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Measures for jobs and families and protecting health care were the focus of the throne speech.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45309]


British Columbia
 
Video surveillance of employees and issues of evidence: An update
The grievance arbitration decision in British Columbia involving two terminated employees who were caught on camera having intimate relations in the workplace was released on March 19, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45079]


Manitoba
 
Changes to the Workplace Safety and Health Act
On March 11, 2019, the Manitoba government introduced Bill 12, The Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act, which will reduce red tape, strengthen penalties for serious workplace infractions and improve the efficiency of services by modernizing The Workplace Safety and Health Act.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45300]
 
Canada Day to be fixed to July 1
On March 11, 2019, the Manitoba government introduced Bill 14, The Reducing Red Tape and Improving Services Act, 2019, which will, among other things, amend The Retail Businesses Holiday Closing Act and The Employment Standards Code to establish July 1 as a fixed statutory holiday.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45301]
 
Transition of conciliation and grievance mediation functions to the private sector
On March 11, 2018, the Manitoba government tabled Bill 18, The Labour Relations Amendment Act, to allow the transition of conciliation and grievance mediation functions to the private sector.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45302]
 
Changes to small claims court of interest to employers
The Manitoba government is increasing the value of matters that can be dealt with in small claims court from $10,000 to $15,000. However, amendments prohibit wrongful dismissal from employment claims...
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45303]


New Brunswick
 
Budget 2019
On March 19, 2019, the New Brunswick government tabled a balanced budget which would see, according to the documents, the provinceís net debt decrease for the first time in more than a decade.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45308]


Nova Scotia
 
Measures to bolster DB pension plans proposed
On March 12, 2019, the Nova Scotia government tabled Bill 109, the Pension Benefits Act (amended) to propose measures to bolster defined-benefit pension plans.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45304]


Ontario
 
Labour relations changes under Bill 66
On March 21, 2019, Bill 66, the Restoring Ontarioís Competitiveness Act, 2019, was referred for third reading in the Ontario Legislature by the Standing Committee on General Government, with amendments to the Labour Relations Act changes.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44991]
 
Cannabis call centre workers vote to unionize
On March 12, 2019, it was reported in the media that according to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), call centre workers for the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) had voted unanimously to unionize in a drive that put fair hours, scheduling and job security at centre stage.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45305]


Prince Edward Island
 
Wage increase for early childhood educators
Prince Edward Islandís early childhood educators will receive a wage increase starting April 1, 2019.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45306]


Saskatchewan
 
Misclassifying an employee as a manager can be very costly
In a recent Saskatchewan Court of Appeal (CA) case, Balzer v. Federated Co-Operatives, the CA found that the trial judge correctly concluded that the employee was not exempt from overtime pay because he was misclassified as a manager.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45307]