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Sask. backs down on ‘available hours’ • WCB relief for NFLD. small businesses • Air Canada employees
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/28/2005

Sask. backs down on ‘available hours’

Regina

— The Saskatchewan government has let its “available hours” legislation die. The legislation would have required employers to distribute additional hours of work to part-time employees on the basis of seniority before hiring more part-time staff. It was designed to give people juggling part-time jobs a crack at full-time employment. But critics and employers called the proposal a job killer that could cripple the province’s burgeoning economy.

WCB relief for NFLD. small businesses

St. John’s