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Why the Province of Employment Rules Don’t Work

It’s time we recognize the province of employment rules need fixing. I’ve written several times about these rules, (search my blog for ‘province of employment’) but always with a view to explaining what these are. Now I’d like to express … Continue reading

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What are Vacation Time and Pay Best Practices?

Payroll best practices are about reducing administrative burden, while at the same time increasing accuracy and compliance. Since there are such wide variances in vacation practices, it’s worth trying to shed some light on how these practices may be improved. … Continue reading

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What’s the correct tax treatment for individual WLRPs?

First of all, what do we mean by the term wage loss replacement plan (WLRP)? These are plans which provide employees with income when they can’t work due to illness or injury. For payroll or HR purposes, these plans are … Continue reading

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Emergency travel benefits – Do they belong as part of extended health?

Extended health coverage is a benefit offered by many employers, usually under a group insurance contract with one of the major insurance companies, such as Sun Life, Manulife and The Co-operators, etc. Emergency travel benefits are a standard part of … Continue reading

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Employee Identity – Best Practices

What would you do in this situation? You’re hiring an employee, where a valid driver’s licence is required. The company pays by direct deposit, so the applicant has provided a void cheque. You have asked, but the employee says his … Continue reading

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Book review

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review the just published Touch: Five Factors to Growing and Leading a Human Organization, by Tod Maffin and Mark Blevis. This review has been posted here on the  HRVoice.org web site by the … Continue reading

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Vacations and Overtime

Vacations and Overtime Here’s a quick test of your payroll knowledge – Jake takes Monday as a vacation day. For that day, the employer pays Jake 8 hours at his regular hourly rate. During the remainder of the week, Jake … Continue reading

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