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The holiday party and workplace policies

The holiday season is fast approaching and organizations are planning their annual Christmas or holiday parties (however you want to call it). The increased recognition that alcohol consumption at organization-sponsored events creates significant legal liability has had an impact on that traditional institution. And now, with the legalization of cannabis and the #metoo movement, added legal liabilities come into play.

2019–2020 payroll rates chart

This chart allows employers and HR and payroll professionals to view at a glance the Canada/Quebec pension plans, employment insurance, federal/provincial and territorial minimum wage rates, basic personal amounts, workers’ compensation premium rates and maximum assessable earnings, among others, for 2019 and 2020 rates. The chart is updated as of November 21, 2019.

Compensation planning outlook for 2020

According to the Conference Board of Canada, organizations are planning moderate base salary increases for 2020.

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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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