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  • Canada Makes It Easier For Workers To Deduct Home Office Expenses In Light Of COVID-19

    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently released a new, simplified process for deducting home office expenses for the 2020 tax year, which will require employers to be prepared to work with those employees seeking to take advantage of the changes. The revisions, announced on December 15, were brought about by the dramatic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on typical working life. For...

  • Employers Take Notice: An Employee’s Entitlement to Benefits Doesn’t Necessarily End at Resignation

    The Supreme Court of Canada recently awarded damages to a senior level executive in an amount equal to the bonus he would have earned had he continued working through to the end of his common law reasonable notice period. Generally speaking, if a Canadian employee is terminated without a valid legal reason, the employee is entitled to reasonable notice under common law, unless there is an...

  • COVID-19 FAQs for Canadian Employers

    Canada, like many other countries, is amending its laws and regulations in light of the world-wide coronavirus pandemic. Here are answers to some common questions affecting employers with operations or interests in Canada. Please note that the situation changes daily if not hourly, so make sure to always check the latest information published by the national and local governments.

  • Ontario, Canada: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Aims to Protect Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers

    Last month, Ontario passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the “Act”). The Act was passed in response to the Changing Workplaces Review’s conclusion that there is a “need for reform of employment standards and labor relation legislation . . . to provide protection to vulnerable workers and those in precarious work situations.” The Act aims to satisfy that need with the following...

  • Canadian Privacy 101: Employers Be Aware! Part I

    This is the first post in a three-part series. If you work for a U.S.-based company with Canadian operations, your organization probably understands its obligations to comply with Canadian employment and tax laws. But is your company up to date on the protection of privacy and protection of personal information under Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPE

  • Manitoba’s New Privacy Law Has Implications For Cross-Border Employers

    Last month, the Canadian Province of Manitoba enacted privacy legislation governing the collection, use and dissemination of personal information, including employee personal information. With the legislation, Manitoba joins the other Canadian Provinces of Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia in providing special protection for employee personal data. Private-sector employers with operations in...

  • Oh Canada! Canada Toughens Stance on Business Visitors

    Gone are the days when an employer could send its U.S. citizen employees to the Canadian border with a passport and a simple explanation of the business purpose of the trip. Effective April 1, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is taking a more aggressive stance against the often abused NAFTA Business Visitor category. Employers cannot use the business visitor category in lieu of obtaining...

  • The Deadline for Pay Equity Exercises Under The Amended Quebec Equity Pay Act Has Passed. Is Your Company in Compliance?

    In May 2009, the Quebec Equity Pay Act, which was initially passed in 1996, was substantially revised. The amendments to the Pay Act, whose main effects are detailed below, became fully effective on December 31, 2010. The amendments modify the timing of when an employer subject to the Act (generally, one with 10 or more employees) must comply with the Act. Under the 2009 amendments, an...

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