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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of August 19, 2019 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Consumer price index, July 2019
Consumer price index rose 2.0% on a year-over-year basis in July, matching the increase in June. Prices increased year over year in all eight major components. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45750]
 
How emerging technologies are redefining the way people work
According to a new survey , as the integration of technology solutions continues to reshape businesses, collaboration is becoming a standard procedure between Canadian Chief Financial Officers and Chief Information Officers.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45735]
 
Second $80M employee class action lawsuit expands to include RBC Life Insurance Company
It has been reported that a second employee class action lawsuit has been filed against RBC. This time, it is against RBC Life Insurance Company.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45736]
 
Personal tax measures in second draft budget bill
Finance Canada has released draft legislation to implement outstanding tax measures from the 2019 federal budget.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45737]
 
Turnover and top talent retention trends
New research reported that 80 percent of Canadian employers are concerned about holding on to top talent, with more than one-quarter of them being very concerned and with good reason.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45738]
 
Labour force survey, July 2019
Employment was little changed for the third consecutive month in July. The unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 5.7 percent as more people searched for work. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45732]


Alberta
 
Government’s disability agenda
The Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) review panel report has been released. It will be used to focus on matters of importance to the new Alberta UCP government that had significant disability commitments in its campaign platform.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45734]
 
Challenges to law to postpone wage reopener arbitration
The Alberta government has filed an appeal notice after an interim injunction was granted by the Court of Queen’s Bench to stop the coming into force of the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act (introduced as Bill 9)
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45580]


Northwest Territories
 
Changes to the Human Rights Act
Gender expression was added as a protected ground of discrimination under the Northwest Territories Human Rights Act effective August 1, 2019, among other changes.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45739]


Ontario
 
Recommendations to improve accessibility standards for information and communications
The Information and Communications Standards Development Committee is asking interested stakeholders to provide feedback on how to improve access to information and make communications more accessible for people with disabilities following the tabling of the Committee’s initial recommendations report.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45740]
 
The grievance arbitration awards portal
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has launched its Grievance Arbitration Awards Portal.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45741]
 
Musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards safety blitz
From September to December 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Labour safety blitz will focus on musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45742]
 
Employee entitled to rescind retirement notice
The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee had the right to unilaterally revoke her notice of resignation due to changing circumstances, and was wrongfully dismissed when her employer would not allow her to do so.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45743]
 
Workplace violence prevention blitz in the health care sector
Since July 22, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has been conducting a workplace violence prevention safety blitz in long-term care, retirement homes and community care workplaces across Ontario.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45744]


Quebec
 
Court authorizes class action against junior hockey league and teams
The Quebec Superior Court has authorized a $50 million class action against a junior hockey league and teams, on behalf of players alleging breach of employment standards legislation.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45745]


Saskatchewan
 
Revise your 2019 payroll estimate online
If your actual 2019 payroll will be 50 percent higher than your initial estimate, you need to update it to avoid a penalty.
by Saskatchewan WCB
View Article  [Article No. 45747]


Yukon
 
Employer payroll revision
To avoid an underestimating penalty, employers have until December 31, 2019, to make a revision to their payroll estimate.
by The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board
View Article  [Article No. 45748]