Employment Insurance & Parental Leave

A new federal plan called the Parental Sharing Benefit is intended to encourage both new parents to take an active role in the care of newly born and newly adopted children. Parents with children born after March 17, 2019, are eligible to make use of the new parental sharing benefit for employment insurance (EI). This […]

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New Employee Rights under Employment Standards Act

New Employee Statutory Rights The government of Ontario passed significant amendments to the Employment Standards Act with the introduction of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 on November 22, 2017. Most changes will take effect on January 1, 2018 and will affect provincially regulated employers province-wide. What’s New The highlights of the […]

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Dedicated Paternity Leave? The Feds Are Considering It

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk have indicated that upcoming changes will be made to the existing parental leave rules which will contain provisions directed exclusively to fathers. The Prime Minister has noticed that it is difficult to shrink the gender gap in the workplace when the cost of being a parent […]

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