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Alberta Labour Law Changes Begin
On May 27th, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 2 (An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business).
Canada
10 Jun 2019
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2019 Brings New Rules For Federally Regulated Employers
In 2018, provincially regulated employers saw significant changes to provincial employment standards legislation such as found in Bill 17 (Alberta), Bill 176 (Quebec). and Bill 148 (Ontario).
Canada
15 Jan 2019
3
NWT Increases Minimum Wage
On January 10, 2018, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced that it would increase minimum wage to $13.46 per hour on April 1, 2018.
Canada
12 Jan 2018
4
Bill 30 Receives Royal Assent
Employers and other workplace stakeholders have little time to waste in preparing for the upcoming changes to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation legislation.
Canada
20 Dec 2017
5
Key Changes To Employment Standards Regulations
Last week, the government amended the Employment Standards Regulation and thereby provided some greater certainty as to how the changes to the Employment Standards Code will impact employers.
Canada
18 Dec 2017
6
Federal Government Announces Changes To EI Legislation
The federal government confirmed yesterday that changes to the Employment Insurance program announced as part of the 2017 budget will come into effect on December 3, 2017.
Canada
16 Nov 2017
7
Alberta WCB Review Panel Issues Report And Recommendations
The Alberta Ministry of Labour recently released its long awaited WCB Review Report.
Canada
13 Sep 2017
8
Update On Changes To Alberta's Employment Standards And Labour Relations Legislation
Last week we provided you with an update on the new Bill within a couple of hours of it being tabled in the Legislature, which was based on a briefing by the Ministry without seeing the actual legislation.
Canada
13 Jun 2017
9
Alberta Government Introduces Changes To Employment Standards And Labour Relations Legislation
This afternoon the Alberta government introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Code and the Labour Relations Code.
Canada
6 Jun 2017
10
16 Reasons Why Alberta Trade Unions Are Celebrating The Fair And Family-Friendly Workplaces Act
The defensively-named Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act was introduced in the form of a government bill yesterday and will soon be passed into law.
Canada
5 Jun 2017
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Consequences Of Improper Administration Of Employee Benefits
Throughout an employee's time with an employer, there are many occasions where the employer will be required to have the employee complete forms or other documents for third parties, or where the employer must complete forms themselves for third parties.
Canada
6 Feb 2017
12
Be Careful Of Fixed Term Employment Agreements
On October 13, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to consider an appeal of an Ontario Court of Appeal decision.
Canada
21 Oct 2016
13
A Director's Resignation Must Be Signed And Delivered
Under the Income Tax Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan Act and the Excise Tax Act, a director of a corporation is jointly and severally liable for a corporation's failure to deduct and remit source deductions.
Canada
14 Oct 2016
14
Bonus Payments – Do They Form Part Of A Severance Package?
Many employers have annual bonus plans which provide additional compensation to employees upon the achievement of certain objectives.
Canada
26 Aug 2016
15
Severance Strategies In A Slumping Economy
The drop in oil prices has proven to be more dramatic and prolonged than many experts expected.
Canada
14 Mar 2016
16
Compassionate Care Leave Changes - What Do They Mean For Employers?
There are recent media reports about the new Federal government agreeing to carry forward with the expansion of compassionate care leave benefits.
Canada
6 Jan 2016
17
Farm And Ranch Workers About To Lose Their Statutory Exemptions
Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, was recently introduced in the Alberta Legislature.
Canada
7 Dec 2015
18
Are Your Employees Entitled To Time Off To Vote?
With Canada's 42nd general election just around the corner, it is important for employers to know their obligations with respect to allowing employees time off to vote.
Canada
13 Oct 2015
19
New Minimum Wage For Alberta Employees On October 1, 2015
During its 2015 provincial election campaign, the Alberta New Democratic Party made an election promise that it would increase minimum wage rates in Alberta to $15.00 per hour.
Canada
23 Sep 2015
20
Navigating The Sea Of Constructive Dismissal
In the midst of economic uncertainty and widespread cost-cutting, many employers are currently facing the challenge of how to taper wage costs while avoiding constructive dismissal claims.
Canada
27 Jul 2015
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