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Quebec strengthens the French language requirement

The government of Québec recently passed the Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (the Act), which strengthens and clarifies the existing mandate to use the French language in the province and requires employers to ensure that all their human resources documentation is available in French. Most of the provisions of the Act entered into effect on 1 June 2022

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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. […]