The Ontario provincial election will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Aside from the election results themselves, the most pressing question triggered by this event for many employers is: are my employees entitled to paid time off to vote?… Continue Reading
Bill 30, which passed Third Reading on December 12, 2017, brings significant changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”). Many of the amendments to the OHSA under Bill 30 are effective June 1, 2018. Key among these … Continue Reading
On May 10, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed judgments of the Superior Court of Quebec and the Court of Appeal of Quebec declaring Sections 76.3, 76.5 and 103.1 para. 2 of the Quebec Pay Equity Act (the “PEA”) … Continue Reading
On May 17, 2018, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 6) came into force increasing maternity, paternity, and compassionate care leave and establishing two new job-protected leaves: crime-related child disappearance leave and child death leave.
On April 26, 2018, Ontario passed the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the “Act”). The legislation is part of a larger provincial initiative designed to remove barriers to equality in the workplace, particularly in the context of compensation and hiring practices.… Continue Reading
Effective January 1, 2018, Bill 148 enacted a new manner of calculating public holiday pay under section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).
After discussions with stakeholders, the Government of Ontario has passed a new regulation (Ontario … Continue Reading
On March 20, 2018, Quebec’s National Assembly introduced Bill 176, proposing modifications to Quebec’s Act Respecting Labour Standards. The Quebec legislature has stated that Bill 176 is principally aimed at improving work/life balance, and reflects a change of thinking … Continue Reading
On April 27, 2018, the Parkland Institute of the University of Alberta and the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre released a joint report on workplace safety in Alberta entitled Safer by Design: How Alberta Can Improve Workplace Safety. The report … Continue Reading
On April 9, 2018, the B.C. government introduced Bill 6, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018, in the B.C. legislature. Bill 6 will amend the B.C. Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”) with respect to maternity leave, parental leave, … Continue Reading
On March 6, 2018, the Hon. Kevin Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour, introduced legislation entitled Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018. Bill 203 is part of a government initiative in Ontario to close the wage gap between women and … Continue Reading