Canadian Payroll Reporter

May 2018

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 www.payroll-reporter.com May 2018 Federal Budget tabled for implementation The federal government tabled legislation in late March to imple- ment measures proposed in this year's budget. Among the provisions in Bill C-74, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1, are amendments to the Employment Insurance Act that would make the current Employment Insurance (EI) Work- ing While on Claim Pilot Project rules permanent, and extend them Provincial budgets propose tax changes Payroll staff in some provinces may be busier than others BY SHEILA BRAWN LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. That phrase, usually tied to real estate, also works for payroll pro- fessionals trying to determine if they will have to implement provincial budget measures this year. Depending on the jurisdiction in which an em- ployer has employees, payroll professionals may have a lot of changes to make, or little to none. To date, Ontario has proposed the most extensive payroll-related changes, although with a provincial election next month, it is impossible to know wheth- er the proposals will be enacted. Here is a look at payroll-related measures an- nounced so far in provincial budgets: Manitoba The Manitoba budget, which Finance Minister Cameron Friesen tabled on March 12, included an announcement that the government would increase the basic personal amount that employees claim on a Manitoba Personal Tax Credits Return (TD1MB) by $2,020 over two years, beginning next year. On Jan. 1, 2019, the basic personal amount would see ROUNDUP page 7 PM #40065782 Legislative Roundup Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada see FIRST page 6 Credit: ggw (Shutterstock) Ontario tackles pay transparency Proposed legislation will require employers to report on gender pay, other diff erences BY SHEILA BRAWN SOME EMPLOYERS in Ontario may soon have to track and report on wage gaps between their male and female employees, as well as pay differences rooted in other employee characteristics. In March, the Ontario government tabled legislation that it said would bring more transparency to employee compensation. see TAX page 2 Newfoundland and Labrador is proposing changes in the legislature that would affect the amount employers pay for the province's Health and Post-secondary Education Tax. News in Brief pg. 4 Phoenix problems not software-related: IBM| Administrative duties shifting to payroll: Survey | New Brunswick invests in pay equity support Ideal job candidates pg. 3 Payroll professionals hot commodity: Salary guides Ask an Expert pg. 5 Reporting overtime on ROEs | Overtime pay deadlines | Source deductions on DPSP contributions

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