Alberta, Ontario focus on payroll

Provinces pledge to reduce red tape, undo employment standards amendments
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/08/2019
Jason Kenney
Jason Kenney, Alberta’s recently elected premier and leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), speaks at the legislature in Edmonton on April 17. Credit: REUTERS/Candace Elliott

Payroll issues are on the minds of government policymakers in at least two provinces.

In Alberta, a newly elected government has pledged to undo a number of the previous government’s payroll-related employment standards amendments.

In Ontario, the government is proposing to work with employer and industry groups to find ways to reduce payroll-related red tape for businesses.