Keyword: Employment legislation

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The Ontario government is raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. “Ontario’s workers deserve a raise and today we’re delivering one,” said Premier Doug Ford in a statement. “There’s no better way to support hard-working Ontarians right now than raising the minimum wage.” Read: CFIB, Unifor clashing over proposed $15 federal minimum wage As of […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2022 January 3, 2022
  • 08:45

Employers’ top concerns in 2021 included the coronavirus pandemic, vaccination policies, the impact of inflation on salaries, new employment legislation and plans for returning to the office, according to the most popular stories on BenefitsCanada.com. What can employers do if workers won’t get coronavirus vaccine? Unvaccinated employees may not be eligible for EI: feds Trudeau […]

The government is open to amending legislation that would provide 10 days of paid sick leave for federally regulated workers. Federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan acknowledged that at least two provisions in the legislation, Bill C-3, could undermine the objective, which is to ensure ill workers don’t have to choose between going to work sick or staying home without […]

While it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for some employees these days, employers aiming to be inclusive during the holiday season and year-round can think beyond the Christian-centric calendar. Nora Jenkins Townson, the founder and principal of Bright + Early, has taken being inclusive one step further by giving staff at the human […]

Paid sick days for employees continues to be a hot topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with the top two stories over the past week focusing on legislation that’s tackling the issue at the federal and provincial levels. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C. giving workers five paid sick […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021
  • 09:00
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The Ontario government is requiring employers with 25 or more employees to draft a right-to-disconnect policy. The legislation, which passed on Nov. 30 but is yet to receive royal assent, means employers will be required to establish a written policy about employees disconnecting from their job at the end of the workday. The Progressive Conservative Party of […]

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  • December 3, 2021 December 2, 2021
  • 09:00

With Ontario just passing right-to-disconnect legislation and Canada’s federal government seriously considering it, Portugal serves as a model that’s still working out some kinks. Under the country’s new law on working from home, employers can’t attempt to contact their staff outside working hours. They also must help staff pay for their home gas, electric and internet bills. And […]

ACPM calling on feds to streamline pension overpayment recovery

The federal Liberal Party is following through on an election campaign promise by introducing legislation that would provide 10 paid sick days per year to employees in the federally regulated private sector. In a press release, the government said it will consult with federally regulated employers and workers toward the implementation of this legislation. Prime […]

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  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
  • 15:00

Workers in B.C. will be eligible for “fair and balanced” sick leave pay that provides a minimum of five days a year starting Jan. 1, 2022, according to Labour Minister Harry Bains. The new sick leave policy affects all workers covered by the province’s Employment Standards Act, including part-time workers, he added. “I firmly believe that […]

The federal government is outlining its latest aid package for an economy recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, proposing targeted support to severely affected businesses, locked-down workers and extra weeks of benefits that expired just days ago. The legislation, introduced Wednesday in the House of Commons, is one of four bills the government wants members of […]