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Prince Edward Island

Working or not working on family day? A public holiday in most jurisdictions

Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia are the Canadian jurisdiction that recognize Family Day as a public (statutory) holiday and allow workers that qualify time off with pay on that day. This year except in British Columbia, family day for these provinces fall on February 18, 2013.

 

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HRLaw: End of the year wrap up and other legislative changes effective January 1, 2013

Several changes to pension, employment standards, payroll and other legal requirements are coming into force January 1, 2013 or later. Below you will find brief summaries, listed by jurisdiction, of some of the important changes employers need to know about and prepare for: (The post is now updated and includes the new AODA Built environment requirements coming into force January 1, 2013).

 

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Employee tips or other gratuities

splitting the tip

In general, restaurant and bar patrons are expected to leave a tip amounting to approximately 15 percent of their total bill when dining out or drinking. However, we do so without asking ourselves how the money will be divided among staff members. Well, it seems in Ontario, it is a common practice for restaurants to require servers to share their tips and gratuities with their managers and the owners.

 

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Family Day: A public holiday in most jurisdictions

All jurisdictions in Canada provide for a number of public (also called statutory or general holidays) holidays each year. Some are common to all jurisdictions; others are specific to individual provinces and territories. This year, Family Day falls on Monday February 20, 2012.

 

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Election fever across the country

Hey Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Ontario, PEI and Yukon! You’re going to the polls soon to elect new governments (or to re-elect new versions of old ones). It is not always easy to see how elections make a difference in daily life, so it might not seem very important, but different governments make different choices with respect to public services, economic management, crime prevention and the environment, among many other things. If you think of something that is important to you, or that you enjoy doing, the government probably has some influence over it.

 

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Prince Edward Island employer obligations on election day

The next provincial election in Prince Edward Island is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2011. Employers have certain obligations to employees under the Prince Edward Island Election Act.

 

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Mandatory retirement still a working issue for employers

A brief analysis of Nilsson v. UPEI, one of the most recent cases on mandatory retirement and human rights discrimination based on age.

 

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