Employment and Social Development Canada announces federal minimum wage of $15 per hour for workers in the federally regulated private sector, set to take effect on December 29, 2021. What are the potential implications for federal employers?Read more
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The Federal Government has announced a Task Force to conduct a comprehensive review of the Employment Equity Act, with a report expected in 2022. This article sets out the mandate of the Task Force and the potential implications for federal sector employers.Read more
The Act provides that most federally-regulated employers with 10 or more employees in 2021 will have 3 years from January 1, 2022, to develop a pay equity plan for the workplace.Read more
The Canada Labour Code now includes a new statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, that will be observed by federally regulated workplaces on September 30th of each calendar year beginning September 30, 2021.Read more
A recent criminal decision in B.C. imposing a $250,000 fine on an employer for a workplace fatality serves as a caution for employers to be proactive in addressing identified safety concerns in the workplace.Read more