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Features for the Week of April 16, 2018 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Consumer price index, March 2018
The consumer price index rose on a year-over-year basis in March, following an increase in February. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44423]
 
Construction union wage rate index, March 2018
The construction union wage rate index for Canada was unchanged in March compared with the previous month. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44421]
 
Employment Insurance beneficiaries, February 2018
The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries decreased in February to 480.200, the lowest level since comparable data was available in 1997. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44422]
 
Mandatory breach notification comes to Canada: What to do about it
Beginning November 1, 2018, PIPEDA will require notification to affected individuals and the federal Privacy Commissioner when a security incident involving personal information results in a real risk of significant harm. (In PDF)
by Daniel J. Michaluk, Jordan D. Simon, Hicks Morley LLP
View Article  [Article No. 44403]


Alberta
 
Online filing of pension annual information return 2018
In accordance with Section 38(1)(a) of the Employment Pension Plans Act and the Employment Pension Plans Regulation, the annual information return (AIR) must be filed within 180 days of the fiscal year end of the plan.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44405]


British Columbia
 
WCB presumptive coverage for first responders
On April 11, 2018, the British Columbia government tabled Bill 9, Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2018 to allow first responders and others, access to services and workers’ compensation for mental disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that can arise from traumatic workplace incidents.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44406]


Manitoba
 
New human rights guidelines in the hiring process
The Manitoba Human Rights Commission released a new guideline outlining considerations in the hiring process for employers.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44407]


Nova Scotia
 
Financial Measures (2018) Act introduced
On April 6, 2018, the Nova Scotia government introduced Bill 116, the Financial Measures (2018) Act to implement 2018 budget measures.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44408]
 
WCB 2017 annual report
On April 5, 2018, the Nova Scotia Workers’ Compensation Board tabled their annual report which indicates that workplace injuries leading to time off the job remained about steady in 2017.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44409]
 
Medical marijuana must be insured, Court of Appeal does not agree
On April 12, 2018, the Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia overturned the human rights board decision that ruled a Halifax-area man's prescribed medical marijuana must be covered by his employee insurance plan.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 43365]


Ontario
 
Bill to implement certain 2018 budget measures
On March 28, 2018, the Ontario government tabled Bill 31, Plan for Care and Opportunity Act (Budget Measures), 2018 to implement some of the 2018 budget measures.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44410]
 
Constructive dismissal when removing right to work from home
On December 27, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided that an employee had been constructively dismissed when her employer removed the work from home three days per week arrangement.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44411]
 
Sexual harassment in the workplace is an epidemic
According to the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario member survey, sexual harassment is far more prevalent among their workplaces than company executives would like to believe. It is also reporting that sexual harassment in the workplace is an epidemic that has been allowed to persist.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44412]
 
Negative references protected from defamation suit
The Ontario Court of Appeal refused to overturn the decision in Kanak v Riggin, confirming that negative statements in a work reference is protected from a defamation lawsuit.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44413]
 
Possible private sector privacy law
On March 21, 2018, a private member’s Bill 14, Personal Information Protection Act, 2018 was introduced to implement private sector privacy legislation that would regulate how organizations collect, use or disclose personal information of an individual, unless the individual provides consent.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44414]
 
Rules for target benefits in multi-employer plans
On April 4, 2018, the Ontario government published proposed regulations relating to the funding framework for certain multi-employer pension plans seeking to convert defined benefits to target benefits for public consultation until May 4, 2018.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44415]
 
Employers cannot unilaterally change terms of employment during the notice period
On December 5, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal found that an employer cannot make fundamental changes to the terms of employment during the notice period.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44416]


Prince Edward Island
 
Proposed changes to the Workers Compensation Act — Benefit payable upon death of a worker
The Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island is requesting feedback on proposed changes to the Workers Compensation Act to increase the benefit payable upon the death of a worker.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44417]
 
Recurrence WCB policy review
The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has approved in principle the Recurrence (POL-60) policy but is holding a public consultation to obtain feedback on the draft policy by May 10, 2018.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44418]


Quebec
 
Are you entitled to the tax credit for union, professional or other dues?
To claim the tax credit for union, professional or other dues for the 2017 taxation year, you must have held employment, carried on a business or practised a profession in 2017. (In PDF)
by Revenu Quebec
View Article  [Article No. 44419]
 
An employer convicted of manslaughter following the death of his employee on the job
In a recent decision, the Court of Quebec decided that the breach of occupational health and safety regulatory and legislative standards justified that an employer be convicted of manslaughter.
by Philippe Bélisle, Catherine Pronovost, CHRP, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
View Article  [Article No. 44420]