Quebec looks to tighten pension rules

Less flexibility for employers not good for business: Experts
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/31/2018
Quebec (Montreal above) is the latest Canadian province to attempt a revamp of its labour standards — including pension changes. Credit: Songquan Deng (Shutterstrock)

As with several other provinces, Quebec is revamping its labour standards.

Among the changes proposed in Bill 176, the province is looking to boost the number of weeks for leaves, address psychological harassment, become stricter with temporary staffing agencies, and change overtime rules.

But one proposed alteration around pensions is causing a stir as it could have quite an impact on how employers compensate, attract and retain employees, according to experts.