HR Compliance Calendar: Upcoming deadlines, regulatory changes and enforcement events you need to prepare for

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HR COMPLIANCE CALENDAR

Date Jurisdiction Deadline/Regulatory Change/Event
Aug. 1 Prince Edward Island 50¢ increase to WCB breakfast and dinner allowance rates for reimbursing meal expenses of injured workers takes effect
Sept. 1 Ontario MOL Residential Construction Blitz begins
Sept. 15 BC General minimum wage goes up to $11.35; liquor servers wage goes up to $10.10
Sept. 15 BC Deadline to comment on WorkSafeBC proposal to change method of factoring permanent disability awards into company’s Experience Rating calculation
Oct. 1 All jurisdictions Federal WHMIS compliance inspections begin (and continue thru Dec. 31)
Oct. 1 Ontario Deadline to provide fall protection training to workers exposed to vertical fall hazards at construction sites
Oct. 1 Ontario MOL Fall Protection Blitz begins
Oct. 1 Ontario MOL Ladder Safety Blitz begins
Oct. 1 Ontario Regional ESA enforcement initiatives targeting independent grocery stores and professional services begin
Oct. 1 Ontario General minimum wage goes up to $11.60; increases to minimum wages for students, liquor servers, hunting & fishing guides, and homeworkers take effect
Oct. 1 Manitoba Minimum wage goes up to $11.15
Oct. 1 Saskatchewan Minimum wage goes up to $10.96
Oct. 1 Newfoundland Minimum wage goes up to $11.00
Nov. 1 Ontario Regional ESA enforcement initiatives targeting seasonal businesses begin
Dec. 31 Quebec Deadline to offer employees access to voluntary retirement savings plan for employers with at least:

Ø  5 eligible employees on Dec. 31, 2016; and

Ø  10 or more eligible employees on June 30, 2017

 

Jan. 1 Alberta ESC changes  under Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, take effect
Jan. 1 Ontario Expected effective date of ESA and Labour Law changes under Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

UPCOMING 2017 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

Date Jurisdiction(s) Holiday
Aug. 7 BC, NB, SK, NT, NU BC Day, New Brunswick Day, Sask. Day, Civic Holiday (NT/NU)
Aug. 21 Yukon Discovery Day
Sept. 4 All Labour Day
Oct. 9 All except NB, NL, NS, PE, QC Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 11 All except ON, QC and MB Remembrance Day
Dec. 25 All Christmas Day
Dec. 26 Federal, Ontario Boxing Day