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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of February 18, 2019 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Medical expense tax credit for service animals
The federal government has improved the medical expense tax credit (METC) by covering expenses related to mental health service animals.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45117]
 
Update to article about CPP/EI and tips and gratuities
On February 12, 2019, the CRA updated the “Tips and gratuities” article, which explains how to treat tips and gratuities for the purposes of the Canada Pension Plan and the Employment Insurance Act.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45118]
 
Employment Insurance beneficiaries, December 2018
In December, 446,300 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, up 4,600 from November. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45124]
 
Construction union wage rate index, January 2019
The construction union wage rate index for Canada was unchanged in January compared with the previous month. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 45125]


Alberta
 
Be careful not to violate privacy laws when mailing T4s
In a recent breach notification case, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in Alberta decided that there was a real risk of significant harm to the affected individuals when T4s were mailed in error.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45114]
 
Wage rate sheet for fellow employees’ personal information protected under PIPA
A recent Alberta privacy case, P2019-ND-006, deals with a breach of salary information about identifiable individuals under the Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA).
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45115]


British Columbia
 
Budget 2019-20
On February 19, 2019, the British Columbia government tabled its 2019-20 budget, which reduces taxes for businesses and balances the budget in all three years of the fiscal plan.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45116]


Northwest Territories
 
Budget 2019
Northwest Territories Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod tabled the territory’s fiscal 2019-20 budget on February 6, 2019. The budget contains...
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45123]


Nunavut
 
Budget 2019
On February 20, 2019, the Nunavut government tabled its 2019-20 budget.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45122]


Ontario
 
Proposed pay transparency reporting requirements
The Ontario government is seeking feedback by April 5, 2019, on proposed pay transparency reporting requirements that would require certain employers to report on differences in compensation between men and women and on workforce compositions with respect to gender.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45119]
 
Proposed amendments to mine and mining plant regulations under OHSA
The Ontario government is inviting comments on proposed amendments to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45120]


Quebec
 
Government to restrict cannabis law
On December 5, 2018, the Quebec government introduced Bill 2, An Act to tighten the regulation of cannabis to increase restrictions on the consumption of cannabis in public places and raise the legal age to buy and consume cannabis to 21.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 45121]