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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...

In late April 2017, the Nova Scotia government passed its Accessibility Act with a goal of creating a more accessible Nova Scotia for people who are physically or intellectually disabled. The Act...

Following months of strong advocacy from the Coalition of New Brunswick Employers (RCC is a member of the Coalition), New Brunswick’s Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour...

The Ontario government recently announced that effective October 1, 2017 the minimum wage will increase from $11.40 to $11.60. The student minimum wage which applies to students under the age of...

Yesterday, the government of Prince Edward Island announced that PEI businesses will be subject to an increase in minimum wage. On April 1, 2017, minimum wage will move from $11.00 per hour to $11...

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