Canadian Payroll Reporter - sample

April 2019

Focuses on issues of importance to payroll professionals across Canada. It contains news, case studies, profiles and tracks payroll-related legislation to help employers comply with all the rules and regulations governing their organizations.

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Payroll Reporter Can R Can R adian adian a April 2019 Pay equity on government radar Provincial advocates rally around federal government's lead on compensation BY SHEILA BRAWN PAY EQUITY is on the radar again in some Canadian jurisdictions. While the federal government takes steps to implement pay equity for federally regu- lated workplaces, advocates in other parts of the country continue to press their govern- ments for pay equity legislation. In December, Parliament passed legisla- tion that, once in force, will require feder- ally regulated public- and private-sector employers with at least 10 employees to pro- actively address pay equity. The government has not confirmed a date for implementing the new law, but has sug- gested it could come into force by year's end. Pay equity — also called equal pay for work of equal value — aims to ensure that jobs tra- ditionally or predominately done by women are paid at least the same as comparable jobs traditionally or predominately done by men. Pay equity is different from equal pay for equal work, which addresses situations in which men and women do the same or sub- stantially similar work. see ROUNDUP page 7 PM #40065782 Legislative Roundup Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada see COMMUTER page 6 Credit: Michel Loiselle (Shutterstock) see DEBATE page 2 News in Brief pg. 4 Phoenix payroll backlog could last years: CBC | Feds appoint panel to study CLC issues| Flight Centre faces proposed class action over unpaid overtime Private members' bills hold power pg. 3 Lesser-known legislative attempts often affect policy, payroll Ask an Expert pg. 5 Eligibility for parental leave | Time off for parental leave | Maintaining benefi ts during parental leave Seattle adopts payroll deductions for transit Aims to reduce congestion, emissions BY SHEILA BRAWN BEGINNING next year, a new law in Seattle, Wash., will require em- ployers to give their employees the option to make monthly pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for transit or vanpool expenses. The new requirement is designed to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions by encouraging workers to use transit other than single-occupancy vehicles to travel to and from work. Feds fi nalize CPP amendments The federal government has finalized amendments to Canada Pen- sion Plan (CPP) regulations that incorporate new rules for calculat- ing contributions. For the most part, the changes are retroactive to Jan. 1, the date amendments to CPP legislation took effect. The legislative amendments will see contribution rates gradually rise between 2019 and 2025 to fund improvements to the CPP's retirement,

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