Canadian Payroll Reporter

June 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 June 2018 British Columbia ESA amendments focus on leaves The province's legislature recently passed amendments that will add new job-protected leaves and enhance existing leaves under B.C.'s Employment Standards Act. The changes are included in Bill 6, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018, which passed third reading on April 12. The amendments will take effect once the bill receives royal assent. Strategies to keep payroll cybersafe Phishing, social engineering being used to acquire data BY SHEILA BRAWN MALWARE. Ransomware. Phishing. Social engi- neering. While these words may sound like they are from science fiction, they are actually some of the methods that cybercriminals use to attack organiza- tions' operations — including payroll data. "Different kinds of attacks or different kinds of breaches can happen to any company's payroll de- partment," said Sangameswaran Manikkayam, man- ager of system engineering in Canada for security services provider Trustwave. That payroll data is valuable because it includes employees' personal information, such as social in- surance numbers and bank account numbers, which can be used for identity theft, he said. Trustwave's 2018 Global Security Report ranked phishing and social engineering as the most com- mon threats to corporate networks, at 55 per cent of all incidents. Social engineering uses various methods of hu- man interaction to trick people into providing con- fidential information. It could be a phone call or an email from someone pretending to be an employee see ROUNDUP page 7 PM #40065782 Legislative Roundup Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada see VACATION page 6 Credit: solarseven (Shutterstock) Leave rules require payroll's attention Legislation has been priority across Canada BY SHEILA BRAWN LEGISLATED leaves of absence seem to be a priority for govern- ments across Canada recently. Since late 2017, most jurisdictions have amended their employment standards laws to implement new leaves and enhance existing ones. In recent months, many governments have increased the length of parental leave, broadened leave for critically ill children see INTERNAL page 2 News in Brief pg. 4 Employers unprepared for CPP, QPP changes: Survey| B.C. minimum wage rises | Phoenix class-action lawsuit approved Young worker rules pg. 3 How well do you know the requirements for employing youth? Ask an Expert pg. 5 Postponing or waiving vacation entitlement | Paying vacation pay to salaried employees

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