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Executive director leaves CCHRA | Saskatchewan looks at labour legislation | Many don’t reimburse continuing Ed: survey
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2012

Executive director leaves CCHRA

OTTAWA — Bill Palamar, former executive director of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA), has left the association and is pursuing other opportunities, according to the council. His last day was April 17. The council will be moving quickly to hire a replacement, said Patrick Hartling, CCHRA board chair.

Saskatchewan looks at labour legislation

REGINA — The government of Saskatchewan is proposing to modernize, simplify and amalgamate labour legislation as well as explore the creation of an employment code. Topics under consideration include: essential services legislation, union financial disclosure, notice requirements, collection of employees’ wages after business closure and indexation of the minimum wage. Input is welcome by July 31, 2012.

Many don’t reimburse continuing Ed: survey

TORONTO — Forty-two per cent of Canadian employers do not reimburse staff for the continuing education units required to maintain their professional certifications, according to a survey by Robert Half Finance and Accounting. However, 41 per cent provide full reimbursement and 14 per cent provide partial reimbursement, found the survey of 270 CFOs.

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