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Since 2016, the federal government has been enacting changes to compassionate care and parental benefits. These changes allow workers to access employment insurance benefits for longer periods of...

On March 20, 2018, Labour Minister Dominique Vien introduced Bill 176: An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work...

RCC has provided a joint submission to the B.C. Labour Relations Code review panel along with 12 other business associations.

  1. The current Labour Relations Code is working well.  B.C...

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...

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