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Bill 47 Repeals Much of Bill 148

November 15, 2018

On October 23, 2018, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018. This new act repeals some of the reforms that were brought in by Bill 148, Fair Workplaces...

CPP Enhancement Brings Contribution Increases

November 1, 2018

Starting in 2019, the Canada Pension Plan enhancement will be gradually introduced over the next 7 years.  Employers and employees alike need to be aware that these enhancements will bring...

The Accountant’s Annual Physical - Part 1

October 30, 2018

Does your Business Need an Annual Physical? By Angela Todd Much like the annual physical recommended by your physician, your business operations should have an annual check-up. Our check-up for your...

WSIB Now Covers Chronic Mental Stress Injuries – What Employers Need to

October 9, 2018

By Jodi Gallagher Healy, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels  It used to be that Ontario’s workers compensation system only covered physical injuries at work...

Bill C-74 Highlights for Small Business

August 23, 2018

By Angela Todd On June 21, 2018, Bill C-74 received Royal Assent. The bill, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, implements a number of the measures outlined in the 2018 Federal Budget. Some of the key...

Pitfalls of Custom Contract and Employee Classification

August 21, 2018

Bill 148 Compliance By Simona Polgar In November of 2017, Bill 148 introduced new provisions that expressly prohibits the misclassification of employees and places the onus of proof on an employer...

New Consolidated Food Safety Regulations

June 28, 2018

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations replaces 14 existing regulations In June 2018, the Minister of Health unveiled a new set of consolidated food safety regulations for Canada. After more than 4...

Bill 148: Equal Pay for Equal Work

April 24, 2018

As of April 1, employers must pay part-time, casual and seasonal employees the same rate of pay as a full-time employee doing the same kind of work (and no, you cannot lower your full-time employee...

Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018

April 24, 2018

The Government of Ontario has recently proposed new legislation, Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018, aimed at reducing the gender pay gap by changing the rules about disclosing compensation...

Service Canada Announces Surprise Visits of Temporary Foreign Worker Employers

April 24, 2018

Service Canada recently announced that it will begin performing unannounced inspections of workplaces that hire temporary foreign workers, concentrating their efforts on the agricultural and...

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