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Taxable benefits – Employee computer equipment

This CRA External Interpretation document deals with whether a taxable benefit arises where employers reimburse employees for the cost of computer equipment chosen and purchased by the employees that is used in the performance of their employment duties? (In PDF)

2013 Federal budget

On March 21, 2013, the Federal government of Canada tabled their 2013 Budget, which focuses on job training and infrastructure. With this small and prudent budget, the government is indicating its intention to balance the books without delving deeper into government coffers. The current goal is to erase the deficit and post a $800 million surplus by 2015. Of interest to employers…

Employer on hook for damages because of work reprisal

An Ontario labour arbitrator just decided that, when an employer terminated an employee after he refused to drive a truck he thought was unsafe, the employer engaged in a work reprisal. As a result, the employer was on the hook to pay $18,000 to the employee who had only been working with the employer for three months.

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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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