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- Update on Taxation of Employee Stock Options
On June 17, 2019, the Department of Finance released draft legislation regarding the taxation of employee stock options. This highly anticipated Notice of Ways and Means motion tabled the legislative amendments which were first announced in the 2019 federal budget. The highlights of this Notice of W … Read more »
- Still Not Worth the Paper It’s Written On: Release Won’t Oust Canada Labour Code Unjust Dismissal Complaints
Bank of Montreal v. Li affirms that a release will not preclude an employee from making an unjust dismissal complaint pursuant to the Canada Labour Code. The Federal Court of Canada in Bank of Montreal v. Li (“Bank of Montreal”) recently upheld a decision of an adjudicator that a settlement agreemen … Read more »
- Significant victory for Quebec employers in relation to employees with annual salaries
On May 6, 2019, the Honourable Justice Chantal Lamarche, J.S.C., issued a decision in Godin c. Aréna des Canadiens inc.,[i] dismissing a motion for authorization to bring a class action to claim payment of overtime under the Act respecting labour standards (the “Act”) on behalf of employees paid on … Read more »
- United Conservative Party Tables Modest Business-Friendly Amendments to Alberta’s Labour and Employment Legislation
Alberta’s Bill 2 begins to reopen Alberta for business, promising to spur job creation by reversing key anti-business and pro-labour policies enacted by the former NDP government. Pre-2017 holiday pay and overtime banking rules are restored. Secret ballots for unionization return as “card-check” pro … Read more »
- Bill 30: British Columbia Proposes Labour Friendly Changes to the Labour Relations Code
Significant revisions to the Labour Relations Code came into force on May 30, 2019. The British Columbia Government acted on the recommendations of the Labour Relations Code Review Panel concerning proposed changes to the Labour Relations Code (the “Code”). Bill 30, the Labour Relations Code Amendm … Read more »
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