Tag Archives: Canada Labour code

Time Off for Voting on October 19

I’m sure everyone knows by now that Monday, October 19, 2015, is the date of this year’s federal election. What may not be as well known is the impact this may have on employee hours of work on that day. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The federally regulated minimum wage

The New Democratic Party has begun releasing its platform for the expected 2015 federal election. Last week, the NDP promised it would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, over the course of its first term should the … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is Workers’ Compensation coverage mandatory?

In Canada, one of the first areas of the employment relationship to be regulated was Workers’ Compensation, with the first Workers’ Compensation Boards created during WWI. There are now WCBs in every province and territory in Canada, while federally-regulated employers … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Employment Standards Jurisdiction – Which One Applies?

One of the basic concepts that anyone new to payroll has to master is which level of government applies. Canada is a federal state, meaning that both Ottawa and each of the provinces have their own legislative powers. While the … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

2012 Federal Budget Changes for EI and Federally Regulated Employment

October 18, the Harper government tabled legislation to implement the remaining parts of this year’s federal budget, plus other measures not previously announced. Apart from income tax measures related to the new pooled pension plans, this omnibus legislation contains measures … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment