Canadian Payroll Reporter

August 2017

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 August 2017 Getting ready for electronic T4s Next year, the CRA will allow employers to distribute e-T4s without needing employee consent BY SHEILA BRAWN WHILE YEAR-END reporting may seem far off, it is not too early to start thinking about it now, especially with a coming change to the rules for delivering T4s and RL-1s to employees. Beginning with 2017 year-end reporting, the Can- ada Revenue Agency (CRA) will allow employers who meet certain conditions to issue T4 forms to employees electronically without first having to ob- tain their consent. The Quebec Finance Ministry has announced that Revenu Qu├ębec will implement a similar measure for RL-1s. The change will not apply to any other forms. Currently, employers may only provide an em- ployee with a T4 electronically if the employer has the employee's consent to do so. Employers who do not have consent must two issue paper copies of the form. see ROUNDUP page 4 PM #40065782 Legislative Roundup Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada see PHASED-IN page 6 Credit: eggeegg/Shutterstock Major ESA changes proposed in Ontario Possible alterations to work standards have implications for payroll administration BY SHEILA BRAWN PAYROLL PROFESSIONALS looking after Ontario employees will have new employment standards rules to follow next year if provin- cial legislators pass proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The amendments are part of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which Labour Minister Kevin Flynn tabled in the legislative assembly in June. The bill proposes to make widespread changes to employment standards law, as well as the Labour Rela- tions Act, 1995, which governs collective bargaining. Many of the changes would take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Canada CPP SIN regulations repealed Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has re- pealed a regulation pertaining to social insurance numbers under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). In the June 14 issue of the Canada Gazette Part II, ESDC stated that it had repealed the CPP (Social Insurance Numbers) Regu- lations as of June 2 because they were "no longer necessary and relevant." The regulations contained a section outlining employer duties, including providing employees with the applicable form to apply for a SIN if they do not have one, have lost it or have changed their name. see GOING MOBILE page 2 Ask an Expert pg. 5 Changing a remittance schedule. Is it allowed? | How to report vacation taken before parental leave | Can your employer determine your vacation timing? News in Brief pg. 3 Employees uncomfortable when asking for raises| Saskatchewan PST now applies to insurance premiums | Disconnect between work rewards, millennials: Survey

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