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12 Apr Panel Discussion | New Employment Legislation

Your Questions Answered Learn more about how the the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (Bill 17), introduced on January 1, 2018, affects you: How do you implement new overtime pay requirements without breaking the bank? What are the implications for unpaid leave on my benefits plans? ...

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12 Apr Maternity Leave & Benefits | How-to Guide

Maternity or parental leaves are inevitable in almost any organization. But many organizations stumble when it comes to benefits and potential risks to plan members when decisions around these leaves are made. When an employee takes a temporary leave for birth or adoption of a child,...

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13 Mar Travel Insurance Risk in Perspective

When you spend your hard-earned money and your time planning the perfect vacation, sometimes the last thing you think about is ensuring that you have adequate travel insurance in place. But the risk of needing emergency medical assistance while you're away is great. We hope that...

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21 Feb Tax Treatment of Group Benefits

Need a refresher about the taxation of benefits premiums? This handy guide can help ensure that your payroll and tax reporting aligns with provincial and federal requirements: Click here to download our Group Benefits Taxation; Quick facts...

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21 Feb How Bill 17 Will Affect You

Many businesses are unaware of how the recent introduction of Bill 17 in Alberta will impact their business, their benefits, and compensation for all employees. The Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act came in to effect 1 Jan 2018 with the intention of modernizing provincial workplace...

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21 Feb Tips for Plan Administrators

Administering a benefits plan is an important job that requires time, effort, and education. With a new year underway, we thought it timely to provide a bit of a refresher to help you avoid mishaps and ensure the successful administration of your plan. Check your Business...

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21 Feb Duty to Accommodate, Made Easy

During Vital Partners’ recent panel discussion on Disability Management, panelists Jill Wilkie of Miller Thompson, Carol Laisnez of Dynamic Insight Corp., and Alannah Turner of Salopek Associates Inc considered duty to accommodate and provided examples of how these manifest in the workplace. Under Human Rights Legislation,...

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