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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? ...

Medical Marijuana – Quick Facts for Employers

Patient access to medical marijuana has been available in Canada since 2001. But the looming legalization of recreational marijuana has brought the drug into sharp focus for employers curious about how marijuana could impact benefit plans as well as health and safety of the workplace....

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,...

New Benefits Tax Rules For Employers with Employees in Saskatchewan

On February 26, 2018, the province of Saskatchewan announced that Provincial Sales Tax (PST) no longer applies to individual and group life, health, disability, accident and sickness insurance. This exemption extends retroactively to August 1, 2017. If you have employees located in Saskatchewan, a refund on...

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...

Tax Season Preparation – Your personal to-do list

As tax season is approaching we wanted to send a few quick reminders about items to include in your personal return: Medical expenses-qualifying medical expenses may be claimed for a non-refundable tax credit on your personal tax return. Dependents for this credit include those people in...

Provincial Health Care – Easy reference for temporary absences

Did you know that you can only be away for a certain length of time in order to maintain your provincial health care coverage? If you or your family members are going to be travelling or away for more than 6 consecutive months, it is important...

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...

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...