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Annoying is not a “capital offence”: the difference between irritating and incompatible: when is it okay to dismiss an employee for behavior in Canada?

Firing is, effectively, a “capital punishment” in terms of employment law. Before dismissing that annoying employee, ask yourself important questions. Does this employee’s infuriating behaviour rise to the level of a “capital offence?” Did it tangibly harm the business? Annoying, by itself, is not grounds for summary dismissal. You’ll likely …

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Struggling with new public holiday pay guidelines? Confused about other Ontario Employment Standards?

Significant changes to Employment Standards and Public Holiday came into force January 1, 2018, under Bill 148, with additional modifications phased in from July 1, 2018. Some Payroll Managers and their Payroll Management Services may not be aware of all the changes — or could benefit from a “one-page guide” …

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If you are recruiting in these 15 career areas, expect higher competition — and more demands from prospective employees

Companies currently recruiting in the 15 “most in-demand” career areas in Canada, you may be in a “seller’s market” — to borrow a real estate term. Prospective employees in these “in demand” areas can demand more — making the assistance of outsourced HR recruitment vital for most companies. The pressures …

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Why you need a “Chief Employee Experience Officer”: 80% of Canadian employees feel employer’s duty includes keeping them healthy

In a recent survey of Canadian Employees, nearly 80 per cent felt strongly that it is the employer’s obligation and duty to keep them healthy — both mental and physical health.[1] The survey, commissioned by Staples Inc, is not the first study to support the importance of employer health support …

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33% of employers penalized for payroll mistakes; 10 things to consider when choosing a reliable payroll management service

Although there are no numbers for Canada, in the United States the IRS estimates that one out of every three employers has been penalized for payroll mistakes. In Canada, the statistics are probably similar. It’s difficult enough to keep up with the changes in rules and laws, let alone your …

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Research reveals a growing trend to outsource HR Management and HR Resources; top reasons companies outsource

According to new research from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the growing complexity of HR Management is one of the top reasons for outsourcing HR. Amongst the top 500 companies worldwide, more than half specifically outsource HR — a number that is growing. The top reasons for outsourcing …

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Payroll news: Canada extends EI for seasonal workers by $189 million: what payroll managers need to know

The Federal Government extended EI benefits by up to five weeks in areas of Canada with a strong need for seasonal workers. The pilot program, budgeted at $189 million, will help up to 51,500 seasonal workers in parts of Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and Yukon. Companies employing seasonal workers in the …

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Will Ontario opt out of Canada Pension Plan expansion? 84 per cent of business owners surveyed think the government should delay CPP increases.

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) expansion remains controversial with business leaders, especially small business. Under Federal Legislation Bill C-74, which took effect June 21, 2018, the first of several CPP increases is set for January 1, 2019. The plan, from the Federal Government, forces higher contributions — with more money to …

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Court Rules that “Dependent Contractors” are Entitled to Termination Notice

One of the most important workforce distinctions that employers must make is between employees and independent contractors. Per the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000, generally speaking employees: Do not provide their own tools, materials or equipment to do their work. Are paid a fixed rate (e.g. salary) that is not …

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