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A rollback on calculation of holiday pay for Ontario employees

It will be interesting to see if there will be any other revocations or changes to the new provisions of the ESA depending on feedback from employees and employers. To date, only the calculation of public holiday pay has been temporarily rolled back.


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What’s old is new again (for now): Ontario government to review public holiday pay calculations and temporarily reinstate “old” formula effective July 1, 2018

Since the “old” Public Holiday Pay formula will not be reinstated until July 1, 2018, it’s important for employers to ensure they make the appropriate changes to their public holiday pay calculations at the right time.


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Family Day in British Columbia, February 12

Family Day in British Columbia is a statutory (public) holiday that is celebrated the second Monday in February each year. On Monday, February 12, 2018, British Columbians will be celebrating their sixth Family Day.


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Payroll calculations: Go automated to save time, stay in compliance

Do any of you still perform manual payroll calculations or do any kind of reporting manually? I hope not. If you still are, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. An automated payroll system will significantly reduce your time and effort, and minimize or eliminate errors. Your payroll will be compliant with federal and provincial requirements, and your record-keeping capabilities will be enhanced.


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