Getting ready to act on changes

From pensions to garnishments to labour standards, governments are looking at changes that could affect payroll

For busy payroll professionals, it can be challenging to stay up to date on current legislative developments. To help make it a little easier, here is an update on the status of some payroll-related legislative proposals from across Canada:

Federal: Parliament is examining a private member’s bill that would make Remembrance Day a statutory holiday across Canada. NDP MP Dan Harris tabled Bill C-597, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day), last fall. Private members’ bills rarely pass first reading but Bill C-597 has passed second reading and been referred to a legislative committee for further study. It is not yet known if Parliament will pass the bill and, if it does, whether the legislation would be enacted before this year’s Remembrance Day.

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