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The Prince Edward Island (PEI) Department of Environment, Labour and Justice will bring forward a series of amendments to the Worker’s Compensation Act that will result in employer cost increases...

Minister Flaherty announced today (September 9, 2013) that it will freeze the Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate for employees at 2013 levels.

On the heels of his return from a G20...

Effective October 1, 2013, Manitoba’s hourly will jump 20 cents from $10.25 to $10.45.  This increase was announced by the Manitoba government in the 2013 provincial budget.

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Effective September 1, 2013, Alberta’s minimum wage will increase by 20 cents to $9.95 per hour.  This represents a 2.1 per cent increase to the province’s minimum wage.

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Following months of advocacy by Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the City of Fredericton has voted to allow retailers to determine the Sunday opening hours that work best for their businesses.  At...

In response to the advocacy work done by Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the Ontario government announced today a Minimum Wage Advisory Panel.  RCC has been pursuing an approach for setting...

The Government of Canada has approved the use of special measures under the Employment Insurance  Work-Sharing program to assist employers and workers temporarily affected by the flooding in...

As retailers have emerged as the largest employer in Canada – we have become front and centre in the debate on minimum wage.  And it’s not an easy discussion.  How do we balance a living wage (...

Imagine this scenario: a nurse has just come off a 10 day shift and is in urgent need of retail therapy.  He or she rushes to their favourite store seeking relief – only to be denied.  No soup for...

Effective September 1, 2013, Alberta's minimum wage will increase by 20 cents to $9.95 per hour. This represents a 2.1 per cent increase to the province's minimum wage.

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