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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.

Background...

The possibility of new compulsory obligations for employers concerning asbestos fibers:

    Visual Inspection of buildings every two years
    Keep and update a register containing ...

Since 2006, the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) Safety Group has brought together Ontario retailers to work collaboratively to improve health and safety, increase productivity, and reduce claims,...

On November 28th, Toronto City council voted to not amend the Holiday Shopping bylaw.

Background:

On November 8th, the City of Toronto’s Economic Development...

Bill 14 was originally introduced by the government of B.C. to recognize mental health stress resulting from a traumatic incident or prolonged series of incidents in the workplace in keeping with...

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