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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of April 22, 2019 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2019
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $1,007 in February, little changed from the previous month. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45397]
 
Immigrant entrepreneurs as job creators: The case of Canadian private incorporated companies
There has been considerable research regarding the tendency of immigrants to be business owners. A recent study begins to address business data that documents the immigrant status of the business owners. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45398]
 
Construction union wage rate index, March 2019
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. 45386]


Federally Regulated
 
CHRC 2018 annual report
The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s (CHRC) annual report presented its 2018 statistics and highlights from the year. According to the report, the Commission accepted 1,129 complaints in 2018, which is the highest number in decades.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45387]


New Brunswick
 
Under the circumstances, the employee cannot claim he did not receive written notice
The New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board had to decide whether or not the employee received the written notification that he had been dismissed for cause, as required under the Employment Standards Act, and whether the employee was entitled to the statutory notice.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45389]


Newfoundland and Labrador
 
Budget 2019
On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Newfoundland and Labrador 2019-20 budget was delivered at the 4th Session of the 48th General Assembly of the House of Assembly. The budget does not include any changes to corporate tax rates or personal income tax rates or fees. Measures that may be of interest to employers and payroll specialists include...
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45390]


Ontario
 
New occupational health and safety strategy
The Ontario Ministry of Labour is looking for feedback by May 15, 2019, on a new occupational health and safety strategy that is being developed for Ontario by the Chief Prevention Officer.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45391]
 
Ministry of Labour health and safety compliance plan
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has posted its compliance plan for 2019-2020. This plan provides information about the types of workplaces and hazards that will be targeted and offers resources to assist with complying with occupational health and safety laws in various industry sectors. These sectors include construction, health care, industrial and mining.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45392]
 
Bill to implement 2019 budget measures
On April 11, 2019, the Ontario government tabled Bill 100, Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 that includes a number of measures that are of interest to pension and benefit plan sponsors, employers and payroll professionals.
View Article  [Article No. 45388]


Saskatchewan
 
WCB continues to be fully funded to cover future claims
The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s 2018 Annual Report was tabled in the provincial legislature on April 13, 2019. According to the report, the WCB continues to be fully funded to cover future claims.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45393]
 
Volunteer firefighters gaining WCB presumptive coverage
On April 18, 2019, the Saskatchewan government announced that they will make it easier for volunteer firefighters to access Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) benefits
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45394]


Yukon
 
Workers’ compensation changes coming
On April 16, 2019, the Yukon government announced that it is planning to revamp rules around the territory’s workers’ compensation system and occupational health and safety system with the goal of having the changes tabled for the fall of 2020.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45395]