Keyword: Employment legislation

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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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • 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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • 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 […]

The federal government is extending the deadline for its consultations on modernizing the employment insurance program. The online survey, which was opened in August and scheduled to run until October, has been extended to Nov. 19, 2021. In a joint statement, Carla Qualtrough, the minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion; Pierre Laliberté, the Canada Employment […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 10, 2021 November 9, 2021
  • 09:00
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The Ontario government is promising to expand mental-health and addictions support for frontline health and long-term care workers by investing $12.4 million over two years. In its fall economic statement, delivered Thursday, the province acknowledged the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on these employees’ physical and mental well-being. “The COVID‐19 pandemic has had a significant […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2021 November 10, 2021
  • 09:00

The Ontario government is introducing legislation that will require employers with 25 or more employees to draft a right-to-disconnect policy. On Monday, Monte McNaughton, the province’s minister of labour, training and skills development, announced the move as part of the Working for Workers Act 2021, as the Ontario government gears up for an election next […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 26, 2021 October 26, 2021
  • 09:00

The federal government has unveiled a $7-billion redesign of pandemic aid for businesses and individuals that kicks in Sunday, which would cut support to almost 900,000 workers and potentially put thousands of jobs at risk in the near-term. The Liberals have long said the federal wage and rent subsidies, along with benefits like the Canada […]

A third term for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau means some significant promises with the potential to impact employers and employees may soon become reality. During its campaign, the Liberal Party pledged to support workplace coronavirus vaccination mandates, a national childcare program, expanded public mental-health offerings and a right-to-disconnect policy. On vaccination mandates, the Liberals promised […]