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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: how an employee’s decision to retrain affected his right to damages after termination, improvements to CRA services for small and medium businesses and union-friendly changes to the certification process included in Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: a case where an employee was given the ultimatum to take a demotion or go; a case where an employee used the OHSA’s work refusal provisions to avoid work assignments he did not like; and an inquiry of whether an employer confers a benefit to an employee by paying premiums with respect to an employee assistance program.

 

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Employee or contractor? That is the $64,000 question

For over 25 years, clients have been asking me whether a person is an employee or a contractor in various legal contexts.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with employment equity compliance audit; new JHSC certification training; and how to deal with travelling expenses for a friend of an employee.

 

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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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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the definition of family member for Alberta’s new compassionate care leave; when to amend a T4A; and the termination of an employee for offensive Facebook comments.

 

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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 Alberta’s compassionate care leave; a reprisal claim for allegation of harassment under OHSA; and accumulated unused sick leave payout.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most viewed articles on HRinfodesk this week deal with when are employee recognition program taxable; if it is discriminatory to ask about a job candidate’s availability to work certain days; and how the Ontario Superior Court of Justice interpreted the termination clauses of an employment contract.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most viewed articles on HRinfodesk this week deal with whether employee referral fees should be included in income, sickness EI benefits for employees on parental leave and positive strategies for employees with arthritis.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most popular HRinfodesk articles this week deal with T2200 forms, penalizing employees, and 2013 rates for RRSP limits, YMPE limits, DPSP limits, Money Purchase limits, and Defined benefits limits.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most popular HRinfodesk articles this week deal with privacy on work-issued computers, motor vehicle expenses, and sudden requirement to work more hours.

 

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Rules to reinstate BC sales tax regime proposed

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In case you missed it, in February, the federal Department of Finance announced its “Transitional rules relating to the elimination of the harmonized sales tax in British Columbia.” BC is aiming to revert from the unpopular harmonized sales tax to separate provincial and federal sales taxes by April 1, 2013.

 

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Tax and employment insurance issues when settling dismissal claims

Employment lawyers are generally quite adept at negotiating and resolving disputes arising out of the termination of an individual’s employment. We have all seen the statistics that only a miniscule number of dismissals result in a full trial and we know that in almost every case, it is better for the parties to reach a resolution than to proceed with litigation. That said, many traps exist in the settlement of a wrongful dismissal claim.

 

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CRA and MRQ 2012 source deduction and reporting changes

These are the most important things you need to know before you begin your first 2012 payrolls and while preparing to issue T4s, T4As and RL-1s for 2011. We break this down between new reporting requirements for the 2011 tax year and new source deduction requirements for payments made after January 1, 2012.

 

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Bookkeeper goes to jail for eight years after defrauding employer

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently upheld a lengthy prison sentence for a bookkeeper who defrauded her employer of over $700,000.

 

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