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Province amends sign requirements under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017

On December 13, 2019, the Ontario government filed Ontario Regulation 430/19 (Regulation) which amends Ontario Regulation 268/18 (General) made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 with respect to the sign requirements for employers and proprietors. The Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2020. (In PDF)

No right to sue for constructive dismissal related to workplace harassment

Claims for constructive dismissal flowing from allegations of workplace harassment are no longer within the jurisdiction of civil courts.

2019–2020 payroll rates chart

This chart allows employers and HR and payroll professionals to view information at a glance on 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. The chart is updated as of December 19, 2019.

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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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