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Canada

Ontario amends employment-related laws

The government of Ontario passed the omnibus Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 (the “Act”), which amends a number of employment-related laws. The most notable changes addressed in this article include the requirement to implement a right to disconnect […]

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Canada introduces paid sick leave

The Canadian federal government passed new legislation increasing the minimum statutory paid sick leave up to a maximum of 10 days per calendar year for federally regulated private sector employees. The new legislation, which amends Canada Labour Code (CLC), will […]

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Canada introduces gender pay gap reporting obligation

The Canadian government passed legislation mandating federally regulated employers with a current minimum of 10 employees to proactively establish a pay equity plan identifying and addressing gender pay disparities between men and women in the workplace by 31 August 2024. […]

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Canada to introduce a new federal holiday

The Canadian government recently approved Bill C-5, which introduces a new federal holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to commemorate the victims and survivors of the indigenous residential schools. The new federal holiday will be observed on […]

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Canada introduces major changes to the labor code

The Canadian government passed Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act of 2018, No. 2, which amends the Canadian Labor Code and the Employment Insurance Act. Bill C-86 creates pay equity legislation and introduces substantial changes to leave and termination policies. […]