US Department Of Labor Extends Transition Period For Fiduciary Rule Exemption

On November 29, 2019, the US Department of Labor issued a notice extending the transition period for the Best Interest Contract exemption, and other exemptions, from the prohibited transaction provisions of the Fiduciary Rule for anadditional 18 months, from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, in order to give the Department additional time to review the public comments received on the exemptions and to consider the impact of the exemptions on the market. […]

By | December 12th, 2017 ||

Inside Canada’s New Employment Rules

The federal government recently confirmed that the new rules for maternity, parental and caregiver benefits under the Employment Insurance Act (EIA) and the corresponding leaves under the Canada Labour Code(CLC) are scheduled to come into force on December 3, 2017. The relevant amendments to the EIA and the CLC are contained within the Budget Bill Implementation Act, 2017 (Bill C-44).
Once the amendments are in force, the EIA will allow birth mothers to access employment insurance (EI) […]

By | December 1st, 2017 ||

Canada Labour Code To Be Amended To Strengthen Provisions On Workplace Harassment

The federal government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons that would amend both the Canada Labour Code (the Code) and the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act to address concerns regarding workplace harassment and sexual harassment.  The government says that Bill C-65 is intended to provide victims of workplace bullying, harassment and sexual harassment with better protections and support. It also aims to prevent workplace harassment and bullying by making employers responsible for ensuring that […]

By | November 23rd, 2017 ||