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OVERSEAS TAX CREDIT
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Do employees who work partly in Canada and partly abroad qualify for the Overseas Employment Tax Credit?
PENSIONS
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Mandatory retirement at 65—or any other pre-designated age for that matter—is a form of age discrimination; but there are exceptions for pension plans.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
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Minimum daily breaks required in each jurisdiction.
MEAL BREAK
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As a payroll/HR manager, you must be familiar with the rules of your jurisdiction governing work breaks to avoid violations, union grievances and other legal troubles
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POLICY MANAGEMENT

The Definitive Guide to Policy Management

If you are looking for a deeper understanding of how to effectively and efficiently manage your organization’s employee handbook, code of conduct, and policies and procedures, The Definitive Guide to Policy Management is your go-to resource. No matter where you are today in your understanding …

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TOOL POLICY

Lactation Accommodation Policy

The Lactation Accommodation Policy provides provisions for new mothers who continue to breastfeed their infant child upon their return to the workplace.
To use this template, simply customize to your organization. Remove reference to

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RETIREMENT

Retirement Policy

Retirement is an important transition for both the departing employee and the organization. A well-planned retirement policy will save you time and grief in the long run. However, it is important to note that in Canada, with very few exceptions, there is no mandatory retirement; …

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IMMIGRATION

Unravelling Hiring An Immigrant Through Express Entry

Immigration continues to be a hot topic in Canada. A lot of evidence points to the reality that to remain economically viable and compete on a global scale Canada needs more people contributing to our economy.
As baby boomers retire and tap into both retirement support …

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HR TOOL

Email Signature Guidelines

Email signatures are the equivalent of your printed business cards – small, simple, but no-less essential to your brand and to your individual professional persona.
Using a poorly constructed email signature is like writing your name on a scrap of paper and handing it to a …

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EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT

Managing Your Responses to Allegations of Employee Misconduct

Dealing with employee misconduct is a very difficult challenge. The process of identifying, investigating and confirming can be onerous enough and then there is the concern over the appropriateness and consequences of any disciplinary actions taken in response to the misconduct.
The most important steps in …

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

The Four Top Ways For Employers To Avoid Liability To Employees For Disability Benefits

One of the most difficult issues faced by employers when terminating employees is how to deal with benefit coverage during the severance period.
Unless there is a written contract of employment that provides otherwise, an employment contract (including a verbal contract) contains an implied term that, …

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EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

Cracking The Code: Federal Court Of Appeal Confirms Employers Can Dismiss Employees Without Cause Under The Canada Labour Code

For a number of years, there have been differing viewpoints on whether Part III of the Canada Labour Code (the Code) permits dismissals on a without cause basis. In October 2013, we discussed the decision of Joseph Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, wherein …

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WHISTLE BLOWER PROGRAM

Incentivizing Reports Of Misconduct: The OSC Proposes New Whistleblower Program

Citing the success of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program which has operated since 2011 in the United States, the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) has proposed a new Whistleblower Program that would reward eligible whistleblowers with up to $1.5 million for information which leads to the …

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DRUGS IN THE WORKPLACE

Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

In the last few years, statistics show that an increasing number of licences to possess medical marijuana have been granted, and with the recent changes to the federal legislation, this number is very likely to keep growing.
One of the many issues to be considered in …

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