Did you know? The minimum wage in Ontario is set to rise by 25 cents to $14.25 per hour on October 1, 2020. Employers will need to ensure that their payroll software is updated to account for the increase. Got HR Questions? We have the answers! Call us today!
With all of the closures, quarantines and self-isolation, there is also panic about loss of income. How can companies support their workers, particularly when the loss of income is not their fault? Fortunately, there are some benefits already available, and more are being announced by the various levels of government. This blog will talk about Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits: If you are laid off or “separated” from your employment through no fault of your own (you are not fired for “just cause”), you are eligible to apply for EI benefits. Of course, the benefits the employee receives are dependent upon Continue Reading »
The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is conducting a study called Navigating Grand Erie: Understanding Your Transportation Needs. The study is aiming to find out what the local needs are for public transportation in the Grand Erie Region (Brantford, Brant, Six Nations & New Credit, Haldimand and Norfolk) related to accessing school, medical/dental, shopping, work, general leisure, or any other purpose. Now is the time to make sure your voice is heard!
Businesses that pay WSIB premiums have the opportunity to create safer workplaces for their employees and customers and be able to earn both financial and non-financial rewards. The Health & Safety Excellence Program (HSEP) is designed to provide businesses with a clear road map to improve their health and safety policies and procedures. Companies fall into one of two categories based on their WSIB premium rates: 1 – Companies with low insurable earnings and a low number of past claims will qualify for a minimum $1,000 rebate per completed Health and Safety Topic or 2% of their premiums, whichever is Continue Reading »
I am very pleased to announce that I have added a Health and Safety Specialist to the team! Steven Mitchell has more than 7 years of progressive safety and training experience and joins us from a recent position Challenger Motor Freight and previously Carter’s Oshkosh, where he was the Health and Safety Coordinator at each company. Steven has been responsible for creating and managing safety management systems, writing policies and procedures, reducing workplace risk and injuries while maintaining company compliance and conducting training in various safety related topics and wellness programs. Steven has contributed and has helped build various safety Continue Reading »
The Federal Government recently announced “paid sick days” for workers who are ill or must quarantine/isolate due to COVID. While this is a great benefit, it is quite limited: 1. It is available from September 27, 2020 until September 25, 2021 2. It is provided in two (2), one-week periods. 3. Each week must be separately applied for, within 60 days. 4. You can only receive 2 weeks of support. No further claims will be allowed Need help with your Emergency Leave or COVID policies? Call us today!