December 07, 2021 by Emily Kroboth in Labour
  • Comments Off on Federal Government introduces 10 paid sick days for federally regulated employees

Federal Government introduces 10 paid sick days for federally regulated employees

The Federal Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-3, legislation that will amend the Canada Labour Code, and grant employees […]

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December 01, 2021 by Ernest Tam in Employment Standards
  • Comments Off on Ontario Says “No” to Non-Competes and “Yes” to Disconnecting from Work Policies

Ontario Says “No” to Non-Competes and “Yes” to Disconnecting from Work Policies

In a previous blog post, we had alerted readers to the Ontario government’s intention to ban non-compete agreements and require […]

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November 24, 2021 by Cristina Wendel in Alberta, Occupational Health and Safety, OHS
  • Comments Off on Alberta employers: Changes to occupational health and safety legislation take effect on December 1, 2021

Alberta employers: Changes to occupational health and safety legislation take effect on December 1, 2021

A number of significant changes to Alberta’s occupational health and safety legislation that were initially introduced in the fall of […]

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November 18, 2021 by Mary Picard in Employment and Labour, General, Ontario, pensions, Pensions and Benefits
  • Comments Off on How many members of your pension plan are missing?

How many members of your pension plan are missing?

The Ontario pension regulator wants to know Administrators of registered pension plans wrestle with a serious challenge regarding “missing members”.  […]

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October 27, 2021 by Emily Kroboth in Employment and Labour, General
  • Comments Off on Ontario government to ban non-compete agreements, require employers to implement policy with respect to disconnecting from work

Ontario government to ban non-compete agreements, require employers to implement policy with respect to disconnecting from work

On October 25, 2021, the Ontario government introduced the Working for Workers Act, 2021 (Bill 27). If passed, this new […]

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October 25, 2021 by Mary Picard in General, Ontario, pensions, Pensions and Benefits
  • Comments Off on Employers who administer Ontario DC pension plans: act now!

Employers who administer Ontario DC pension plans: act now!

Employers who administer defined contribution (DC) pension plans registered in Ontario may want to consider telling the Ontario government that […]

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October 07, 2021 by Larysa Workewych in Employment and Labour, General
  • Comments Off on Federal Pay Equity Act came into force August 31, 2021 – what employers need to know

Federal Pay Equity Act came into force August 31, 2021 – what employers need to know

The Pay Equity Act[1] (the “Act”), which received royal assent in December 2018, finally came into force nearly three years […]

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October 07, 2021 by Larysa Workewych in COVID-19, Employment and Labour
  • Comments Off on Vaccine mandate introduced for federally regulated public servants

Vaccine mandate introduced for federally regulated public servants

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced that all federal public servants in the core public administration, including […]

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September 17, 2021 by April Kosten in Alberta, COVID-19, Employment and Labour, General
  • Comments Off on What Alberta’s new restrictions mean for employers and their business

What Alberta’s new restrictions mean for employers and their business

Note: This post has been updated to reflect the changes made to the Restrictions Exemption Program on September 18, 2021. […]

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September 17, 2021 by Meaghen Russell in COVID-19, General, Ontario
  • Comments Off on Deemed IDEL extended to end of 2021: What this means for Ontario employers

Deemed IDEL extended to end of 2021: What this means for Ontario employers

Ontario’s deemed infectious disease emergency leave (IDEL) has been further extended, just a week before it was expected to end […]

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