The COVID-19 pandemic has brought rapid regulatory and legislative responses to provide relief to Canadian businesses and workers in many areas. In this blog post, we highlight some of the key pension and benefit initiatives we have seen to date.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the Ministry of Labour's health and safety compliance plan, a new occupational health and safety strategy and the bill to implement the 2019 budget measures in Ontario.
There is no question that Bill 176, An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards, removes some flexibility in plan design going forward. That being said, there are still ways to structure plan design changes that will achieve the employer’s objectives without running afoul of the prohibition under Bill 176