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THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED A HUGE INCREASE IN THE FEDERAL WAGE SUBSIDY FOR SMALL- & MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES, AMONG OTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORTS FOR EMPLOYERS

On March 27, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government is increasing the amount of wage subsidies available to businesses. In addition to the 10% wage subsidy announced last week for small businesses (the “Wage Subsidy”), the government has announced a separate 75% wage subsidy in an effort to help prevent layoffs […]

WSIB Employer Premiums to Drop by 30% in 2019

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3445″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Laurie Scott, announced Wednesday that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”) will be dropping employer premiums by 30% starting January 2019. The reductions result from the elimination of the WSIB’s unfunded liability, which reached a high of $14.2 billion in 2011 before being paid down. […]

Minimum Wage Raise Cancellation

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3445″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]In a September 14 op-ed in the Financial Post, Ontario’s new Minister of Labour, Laurie Scott, reaffirmed that the Progressive Conservative government would not be implementing the planned increase of Ontario’s minimum wage

The Cannabis Act Passes Final Hurdle and Legalization Date Announced

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3445″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] On June 18, 2018 the Senate passed a finalized version of Federal Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (the “Act”). The Act will become law upon receiving royal assent, which is expected to occur this week. In a press conference on June 20, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the […]

Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 Passes into Law

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2658″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the “Act”), has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become law imminently.