New Brunswick reviewing pension options
New Brunswick has established a task force to look at the long-term stability and security of pensions. It will look at rules protecting employees and pensioners; ensuring pension promises made to workers are honoured and protected; and review the structures meant to protect pension plans to ensure they’re as effective as possible. For more information, or to offer input, visit www.gnb.ca/0062/pensiontaskforce/pensiontaskforce-e.asp.
Sask. launches new service to connect employers to skilled foreign workers
Saskatchewan has developed an immigration portal designed to make it easier for employers to connect with skilled foreign workers. It combines all previous application forms into one online document. The new site also features a guide on recruiting and retaining skilled foreign workers. For more information, see www.saskimmigrationcanada.ca/employers.
Employers need to manage whistleblower programs
Employers must carefully manage whistleblowing programs since they could result in the psychological harassment of employees who are the subject of the complaints. In a recent decision, the Quebec Commission des relations du travail found an employer was responsible for the psychological harassment of a manager. For more information see, Bernard c. Olympus NDT Canada Inc., 2010 CarswellQue 13890 (B.C.G.T.Q.).
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