On October 1, 2019, Manitoba’s minimum wage increased by 30 cents. The increase was based on the province’s 2.5 percent inflation rate in 2018. According to the Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen, “the minimum wage increase will help our economy continue to attract new investment and participation in the workforce.” The new minimum Read more

British Columbia employee leaves

This year, British Columbia enacted the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018 (ESA).  The new law expands employees’ pregnancy, parental and compassionate care leave rights and establishes two new leave entitlements.  The expanded leave protections better reflect the self and family care-giving needs of BC’s working families. The law also allows employees to take advantage of Read more

Ontario’s government has passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, making several changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000.  Employers covered by this Act should be working on addressing the new amendments, many of which are effective now. Under the new legislation, the minimum wage rate was increased to $14 per hour on January Read more

Canadian Labour Law Posters Updated

Earlier this year, five Canadian provinces increased their minimum wage rates. Now, the other five will follow suit with wage increases to ranging from 15 cents to $1.40. Alberta’s minimum wage workers will see the largest jump as the second in a series of scheduled increases brings the rate towards $15.00 per hour. New Minimum Read more

On October 27, 2015, an Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic  violence and related matters passed the first reading. The Act, also known as Bill 132, has amended provisions that specify employers’ obligations to have a program and a policy to protect employees from workplace harassment. The new Read more

After a bill’s enactment this past November, Ontario employers must start reviewing their employment policies to stay compliant.  New employer obligations come as a result of the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act (Bill 18). The Act was passed in an effort to provide support to Ontario workers. The first amendment will remove the Read more

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour just announced that as of April 1, 2015, a new training requirement will be mandatory for workers that perform travel restraint system, fall restricting system, fall arrest system, safety net, work belt, or safety belt. Working at Heights Program Standard is the new training program designed to prevent injuries and fatalities Read more

Workers earning minimum wage in New Brunswick will see an increase in their pay beginning December 31, 2014. The minimum wage rate will increase from $10 per hour to $10.30 per hour. The increase comes as part of the provincial government’s plan to help New Brunswick families. To stay compliant, Compliance Poster Company will offer Read more

A progress report has been released on the ongoing Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review, conducted by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). The review was established to provide safety recommendations that mining industry employers must take note of. The review process will: assess current and emerging occupational health and safety issues in the mining sector Read more