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The essential elements of an offer of employment letter

During the honeymoon phase of an employment relationship, mistakes are made because the parties are afraid of doing the cautious thing at the beginning of the relationship, which is to put all the terms and conditions of employment on the table and making sure all i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. This clearly entails having a well-drafted written offer of employment letter.

Proposed changes regarding health and safety committees, representatives and training

On June 8, 2013, the federal Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, Department of Transport, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and Department of Natural Resources published amendments to the Policy Committees, Work Place Committees and Health and Safety Representatives Regulations in light of changes to the Canada Labour Code that add rules of procedure for policy committees, address training requirements and add minor administrative changes to harmonize the Regulations with the Code.

Changes to the online payroll deductions calculator

The July 1, 2013, version of the payroll deductions online calculator is now available. Recent changes involve the insertion of new input fields in “clergy” for better accuracy of tax calculations and updated tax rates for New Brunswick that become effective July 1, 2013.

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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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