Canadian Payroll Reporter

November 2016

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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Instructional video explains pay statements to new workers Production teaches the basics of being employed in Canada BY SHEILA BRAWN A NEW VIDEO by the Canadian Payroll Associa- tion (CPA) teaches young people and those new to the workf orce about the basics of being employed and being paid in Canada. "This 12-minute video addresses everything from social insurance numbers—how to obtain them, how to maintain them—to tax forms, minimum wage, statutory holidays, vacation pay, statutory deductions and content on saving at least 10 per cent of their pay each paycheque," says Janice MacLellan, vice-president of opera- tions at the CPA. The CPA created the video, called Financial Payroll Reporter Can R Can R adian adian a www.payroll-reporter.com November 2016 see ROUNDUP page 7 PM #40065782 Legislative Roundup Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada News in Brief pg. 4 B.C. cancelling four per cent MSP rate hike|ESDC releases report on fl ex work|CRA consulting on service improvements Ask an expert pg. 5 Clarifying workplace injury obligations|Pay requirements for employees awaiting WCB benefi ts see REVIEW on page 6 Credit: payroll.ca/cpa/media/understanding/ Protecting your pay pg. 3 New York state is set to implement comprehensive payroll card protections, the strongest of their kind in the United States. N.B. reviewing employment standards rules Changes could aff ect minimum wage BY SHEILA BRAWN CHANGES COULD be coming to three areas of employment stan- dards in New Brunswick. The province's Department of Post- Secondary Education, Training and Labour is reviewing mini- mum wage, youth employment and coverage under the Employ- ment Standards Act. In early September, the depart- ment released three discussion papers on the topics and asked for feedback by Oct. 7. While the date for commenting has passed, the proposals put forward in the papers provide insight into possi- Government tables CPP amendments The federal government is moving ahead with amendments to the Canada Pension Plan to implement proposals that finance ministers agreed to earlier this year. On Oct. 6, the government tabled Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Income Tax Act. The bill would give effect to an agreement in principle that national Finance Minister Bill Morneau and the finance ministers of nine prov- inces signed over the summer to gradually increase CPP contribution rates, implement a separate, additional rate for high-income earners and raise the plan's income replacement level. Quebec was the only province not to agree to the proposals. Chang- es to the CPP require the approval of seven of 10 provinces represent- A recently released CPA video explains payroll basics for new employees. see TOOL page 2

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