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RCC learned today that Paul Petrie who was contracted by the Chair of WorkSafeBC to conduct an expedited policy review is receiving submissions by email. The consultation deadline is March 9. The...

Following years of advocacy from Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that it will be raising the province’s minimum wage from $11.00 to $11.15 on...

The government of New Brunswick announced that it will be raising the province’s minimum wage from $11.00 to $11.25 on April 1, 2018. The government promised that following last year’s increase to...

The BC Government had tasked their Fair Wage Commission to report in two stages: (1) in regard to reaching a $15.00 minimum wage by 2021 by December 31, 2017, and (2) on how to address the...

On January 17, 2018, Labour Minister Dominique Vien announced a 75-cent increase in the minimum hourly wage effective May 1, 2018. The increase was more than the 50 cents expected under the...

Effective January 1, 2018, retailers will be able to be open for business in York Region on all statutory holidays except Christmas Day.  This is a significant change as previously retailers had...

As anticipated, the Ontario Legislature yesterday passed Bill 148, which enacts the January 1, 2018 minimum wage increase to $14/hour, the January 1, 2019 increase to $15/hour and other measures...

After an average increase of 33% in employer premiums for 2017, WorkSafeNB announced this fall that rates for 2018 will increase by an average of 15%. Actuarial forecasts pegged the 2018 increase...

This morning, the Ontario Government announced major increases to the Ontario Minimum Wage, which will rise from the current level of $11.40/hour to $14/hour on January 1, 2018 and to $15/hour on...

Alberta’s Labour Minister Christina Gray introduced significant changes to the Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code in the legislature on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  The Government...

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