Canada

Canada federal pay equity legislation enacted

Bill C-86 passed the Canadian Parliament on 3 December 2018, and is awaiting Royal Assent. The bill enacts the Pay Equity Act, which requires federal public and private sector employers that have 10 or more employees to establish and maintain a […]

Ontario passes Pay Transparency Act

On 6 December 2018, the Canadian government passed Bill 57. The bill postpones the implementation of Bill 203, the Ontario Pay Transparency Act, 2018, from 1 January 2019, to a later date to be named by the Lieutenant Governor. The […]

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Canada to legalize recreational cannabis

Bill C-45, the Cannabis Federal Act, received Royal Assent on 21 June 2018. The Bill legalizes and regulates the production, distribution and sale of recreational cannabis across the country. The Act is expected to enter into force on 17 October […]

Canada regional amendments to leave and holiday pay

British Columbia – Amendments to the Employment Standards Act (Bill 6) New amendments to the British Columbia, Employment Standards Act introduce the following changes beginning 17 May 2018: Parental leave: To be in line with the federal government’s changes to […]

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Quebec to amend its labor standards act

On 20 March 2018, Quebec’s labor minister, Dominique Vien, introduced a bill that would broaden protections for Quebec workers in the areas of working hours, leave, wages, harassment and discrimination. Bill 176 – “An Act to amend the Act respecting […]