Federal Government Tables 2019 Budget Bill

On April 8, 2019, the federal government introduced Bill C-97, Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1, for first reading. Bill C-97 is omnibus legislation enacting certain measures outlined in the 2019 Federal Budget. Below are some of the key amendments of interest to employers, pension plan administrators and human resources professionals.

Taylor Vinters Newsletter Publishes an Article by Amanda Hunter on Recent Maternity Leave Changes

Hicks Morley’s Amanda Hunter authored an article titled “Canada: 18 month maternity leave” which appeared in the June 2018 edition of Taylor Vinters’s International Employment Law Update. The article discusses recent amendments to the Canadian federal Employment Insurance (EI) program and changes to other federal/provincial legislation, have significantly increased the combined length of job-protected pregnancy and parental leave to, in some cases, 18 months.

Changes to EI Benefits and Canada Labour Code Leaves to Take Effect on December 3, 2017

As previously reported, amendments to the Employment Insurance Act were passed by the federal government on June 22, 2017 when Bill C-44, Budget Bill Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 received Royal Assent. These amendments have been proclaimed into force effective December 3, 2017. The changes to the employment insurance (EI) regime, among other things, allow…