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Update: Ontario Liberals announce changes to labour law—and a $15 minimum wage

While rumours of a $15 minimum wage have been swirling around since the past month, the announcement comes as part of the Ontario Liberal’s bigger campaign to protect vulnerable workers. The announcement also confirmed the rumours that annual vacation pay will be rising from two weeks to three weeks for employees that have worked at their jobs for at least five years.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: A case that addresses the validity of a termination of employment provision; Consumer Price Index (December 2016); and the release of revised noise guideline “A Guide to the Noise Regulation (O. Reg. 381/15) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act”.

 

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New minimum wage in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island

This morning’s blog post informed you of the upcoming minimum wage increase on October 1, 2016, in Ontario. However, there are upcoming minimum wage increases on October 1, 2016 in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island as well. The Alberta minimum wage is increasing to $12.20 for most employees; the current liquor server rate will […]

 

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The dark side of pay raises

A few weeks ago there were well-publicized reports of the planned and implemented increase to Wal-Mart’s minimum starting pay rate having a very negative effect in the workplace.

 

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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with Ontario’s minimum wage increase, workplace health and safety training for an office environment, and employee benefit plan redemption window.

 

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Ontario minimum wage increasing to $11

On January 30, 2014, the Ontario government announced that the minimum wage will increase from $10.25 to $11 per hour, effective June 1, 2014.

 

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Reminder: Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits and the Post-Retirement Benefit effective January 2012

An earlier First Reference Talks blog post dealt with CPP contribution changes effective January 2012. This post will deal with changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits and the Post-Retirement Benefit your employees need to know.

 

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