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Attention All Federally Regulated Employers: Mark Your Calendars For September 1, 2019
Summer is often a time for rest and relaxation but federally regulated employers will need to spend at least part of the summer months
Canada
10 Jul 2019
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Updates To British Columbia Labour And Employment Law
Effective May 30, 2019, the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Code have been amended. You can read about the amendments in our previous blog posts
Canada
25 Jun 2019
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What Do Alberta Employers Need To Know About Bill 2: An Act To Make Alberta Open For Business?
On May 27, 2019, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 2: An Act to Make Alberta Open For Business (Bill 2), in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Are Your "High-Tech" Employees Exempt From Overtime Under The Employment Standards Act?
Nitrogen Studios, the Vancouver animation firm behind the animated film Sausage Party, was recently ordered by the BC Employment Standards Branch to pay overtime pay to non-unionized animators.
Canada
30 Apr 2019
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Is Your Company's Employee Handbook Enforceable?
A recent BC Supreme Court case is yet another reminder that courts will carefully scrutinize any term which purports to displace an employee's common law entitlement to reasonable notice of termination of employment.
Canada
10 Apr 2019
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Preparing For 2019 Collective Bargaining?
This week, the British Columbia Business Council (the "BCBC") released its latest Collective Bargaining Bulletin containing collective agreement wage settlement data up to the end of November 2018 (the "Bulletin").
Canada
7 Feb 2019
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It's Not Humbug: Recognizing The Principle Of Mutual Trust And Confidence In The Workplace
Today the master and servant relationship between Ebenezer Scrooge and his clerk Bob Cratchit appears to our eyes an anachronism.
Canada
27 Dec 2018
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Ontario Proposes New Amendments To Employment Legislation, Reversing Changes Introduced By The Previous Government
We previously reported changes to Ontario's Employment Standards legislation. Some of those changes are now being undone by Bill 47.
Canada
12 Dec 2018
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A Refresher On Vacation Entitlement Under The Employment Standards Act
The holiday season is approaching, and many employees will be taking well-earned vacation.
Canada
3 Dec 2018
10
Province To Regulate Recruitment Of Temporary Foreign Workers
On November 8, 2018, British Columbia's government passed Bill 48, the Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act (the "Act").
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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Forthcoming Amendments To The Canada Labour Code
Last week we posted, "Changes to Labour Relations Code Proposed in New Report".
Canada
7 Nov 2018
12
Employment Standards Act Under Review
For the first time in over two decades, an independent review of the Employment Standards Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 113 (the "Act"), is underway.
Canada
3 Aug 2018
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Employer Liability At Shared Worksites Expanding: SCC Appears To Extend Schrenk To Occupational Health & Safety
In a pair of recent decisions originating from British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada appears to be putting employers on notice that their responsibilities and liabilities may extend beyond their own front door.
Canada
8 Jun 2018
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Recovery Of Overpayment To Employees In British Columbia
In the fast-paced world of payroll, mistakes occasionally happen leading to overpayment of employees. It is tempting to correct such overpayment by simply deducting the overpaid amount from the employee's next paycheque.
Canada
27 Apr 2018
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Employment Standards Amendments
Leaves under Employment Standards protect employees' job status and benefits while they are off work.
Canada
12 Apr 2018
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Drafting An Effective Termination Clause - Basic Pitfalls
In the recent Ontario decision Cook v. Hatch, 2017 ONSC 47, Lederer J. wrote that "if the parties to a contract seek to limit the notice requirements in the event of a termination but understand that...
Canada
23 Mar 2018
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Bullying And Harassment In The Workplace: Check Your Policies
Last week, we discussed a recent Ontario case where four former employees of Soulpepper Theatre filed sexual harassment suits alleging sexual touching, groping and harassment over a period 13 years
Canada
19 Jan 2018
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New Rules For Tax Treatment Of Employee Stock Options
The new Liberal government's tax policy focusses on relieving the tax burden on the middle-class and increasing taxation generally for those earning more than $200,000.
Canada
15 Dec 2015
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Amendments To Pension Investment Rules, Federal DC Accounts And Federal Disclosure Rules
On March 25, 2015, the Government of Canada published regulations amending the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 (the "PBSR").
Canada
1 May 2015
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