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Handling HR volatility with expert PEO and EOR — the new “go-to” HR options in the challenging 2020 COVID-19 crisis

Most companies’ main issues in the devasting COVID-19 crisis — aside from competing in shrinking economies — are likely employee productivity and safety. The combination of economic stress and human safety is unprecedented and volatile in terms of HR management. Not only do we have to deal with “normal” HR …

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Feds Extend Recall Period for Temporary Layoffs

The Canadian government has extended the recall period for temporary layoffs for up to six months and targets federally regulated employers. The rules guiding the extension are set out in the Canada Labour Standards Regulations. Workers who were temporarily laid off before March 31, 2020, have slightly different rules from …

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Employee Management Services: Choosing between PEO and EOR — pros and cons of each

While all companies aspire to rapid growth, many are unprepared for the employment management and HR costs associated with expansion. Some companies are soon overwhelmed by mission-critical HR tasks like payroll handling, screening, attracting talent, compliance issues, and many others. Also, companies expanding to Canada from a foreign country may …

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Covid-19 paper-distancing tactic: How to manage Payroll Services remotely with VPN, wire transfers and electronic solutions

Current Covid-19 guidance from government and health authorities recommends various tactics for social distancing, including remote working, caregiving leave, and sick leave without doctor’s notes and other supportive measures designed to keep our workplaces safe. Paper-distancing is another recommended precaution in offices, and especially for payroll management, where some companies …

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Covid-19 workplace best practices — expert and government guidelines, including tips for “Social Distancing” and managing remote work.

To help protect your team — and help managers mitigate the Covid-19 risks — Pivotal Solutions brought together the current tactics, rules, and suggestions from government, health experts, and human resource experts (with citations.) NOTE: The guidance changes frequently, check your latest guidelines or our blog for updates. Although this …

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To retire or not to retire: employers’ mixed messages often leads to delayed retirement

For most employees, the responses from their employers on whether they should retire or not are mixed, which creates confusion on whether they should stay or go. 55% of U.S. employers surveyed by MetLife Inc. prefer older workers to retire to give room for younger employees to advance while the …

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Merit raises in wages budgeted at 2.6% on average in Canada for 2020 due to strong competition for talent

Merit budgets increased by 2.6% in 2019. A new report from Mercer estimates that wage increase budgets for merit will remain at 2.6% for the year 2020.  Their findings and statistics were compiled from 652 Canadian employers and reported in the 2019/2020 Canadian Compensation Planning Survey. To retain reasonable trending accuracy, …

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Managing unauthorized overtime pay — policies, records and discipline to mitigate abuse

Unauthorized overtime pay can be challenging to mitigate for a business of any size, with Canadian law mandating that a business must pay employees for overtime, even if it was not pre-approved or needed. This payment must be 1.5 times the standard wage and can cost companies well over $3,000 …

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Canadian Labour Code changes effective September 1: “notice” of shift change and employee “right to refuse overtime for family responsibilities.”

Changes to the Canada Labour Code take effect September 1, 2019, impacting any federally regulated employers. The new rules make it mandatory for the employer to give written notice 96 hours before a schedule change, and 24 hours before a shift change. Other regulations include new pay equity standards, plus …

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