Where to go for info on HR administration (HR manager's bookshelf)

Annotated Employment Insurance Act with Regulations • The 2003 Annotated Employment Insurance Statutes • Annotated Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act • Canadian Master Labour Guide, 16th edition • Disability Claims Management, 2nd edition • Employment Law Partner – CD-ROM • Mercer Pension Manager on CD-ROM • Pension Benefits Law in Ontario • Carswell Payroll Source • Canadian Employment Law Factbook • HRSource (CD-ROM/Online) • Quick Reference to Employment Law (with CD-ROM) • Quick Reference Series

The need for accurate and current compliance information is critical for any human resource or legal practitioner. These guides range from providing key summaries and interpretation of legislation to authoritative reference volumes with loose-leaf releases. CD-ROMs and online offerings are providing new value and levels of convenience such as hypertext links, forms, exporting to other documents, copying capabilities and new releases allow you to quickly update the information on your computer.

Annotated Employment Insurance Act with Regulations
By Theo Anne Opie; 227 pages;
CCH Canadian Limited (2001);
1-800-268-4522, www.cch.ca;
ISBN 1-55141-208-1
(See description below)


The 2003 Annotated Employment Insurance Statutes
By Karen L. Rudner, edited by T. Stephen Lavender; 877 pages; Thomson Carswell (2003);
(416) 609-3800, 1-800-387-5164 or www.carswell.com;
ISBN 0-459-26215-7


These two books on employment insurance:

•identify employees covered under the Employment Insurance system, and what constitutes insurable earnings;

•explain premium rates, deductions and remittance requirements;

•summarize Employment Insurance benefits including qualification requirements, maternity and parental benefits and situations where benefit repayment is required; and

•identify administrative requirements relating to employer records, with a summary of appeals of rulings, offences and penalties.

Annotated Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act
By Justice Gordon Killeen and Andrew James; 417 pages;
CCH Canadian Limited (2001);
1-800-268-4522 or www.cch.ca; ISBN 1-55141-046-X


This comprehensive study includes:

•full texts of the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act;

•synopsis after each section for quick reference;

•regulations on both pieces of legislation; and

•a Pension Appeals Board Disability Case Table, with key decisions organized into major themes.

Canadian Master Labour Guide, 16th edition
Edited by Janine Geddie,
Rita Mason and Beata Nowakowska; 1,234 pages;
CCH Canadian Limited (2002)
1-800-268-4522 or www.cch.ca; ISBN 1-55141-077-X


This substantial book presents major Canadian labour legislation in an easily accessible format according to every legislative jurisdiction in Canada.

Listings are grouped around:

•labour jurisdictions;

•labour standards;

•fair employment practices;

•organized labour;

•collective bargaining; and

•special issues (occupational health and safety, and Employment Insurance).

The book includes quick reference charts, key decisions, and references to section numbers in the publisher’s HRWorks CD-ROM and CCH loose-leaf publications in the Canadian Labour Law Reporter and the Canadian Employment Safety and Health Guide.

Disability Claims Management, 2nd edition
By Ann Leckie and Manjit
Grewal; 330 pages;
Butterworths Canada Limited (2002); 905-479-2665
ISBN 0-433-43822-3


This second edition updates the current issues and developments affecting the drive to provide a holistic and integrated approach to managing a variety of absences in the workplace. You will find new topics on training managers to implement a return-to-work program, the use of technology in disability management, communication strategies, and psychological barriers.

Employment Law Partner – CD-ROM
Thomson Carswell;
(416) 609-3800, 1-800-387-5164 or www.carswell.com


This 2003 release on CD-ROM contains current legal information on an easy-to-use disc:

•employment law-related stat-utes and regulations covering all Canadian jurisdictions;

•full text of all the employment law- and human rights-related decisions in Carswell’s comprehensive case law database, including full-text case law from all volumes of Canadian Cases on Employment Law. Includes case law updated to Vol. 20, Part 2 (3rd series) of Canadian Cases on Employment Law and all cases with employment law subject titles added to the Carswell comprehensive case law database; and

•expert commentary and detailed analysis of the legislation, case law and practice requirements, covering wrongful dismissal, annotated Employment Insurance statutes, employment law, and discrimination and the law.

Mercer Pension Manager on CD-ROM
Mercer Human Resource
Consulting, 2003 Release;
Thomson Carswell;
(416) 609-3800, 1-800-387-5164 or www.carswell.com


The Mercer Pension Manager (updated 6 times per year) is a valuable tool that includes information on:

•pension legislation;

•pension benefits acts and regulations;

•federal and provincial pension-related bulletins, policies and circulars;

•Mercer commentary;

•direct links to related information;

•word lists, records with hits; and

•graphic-only pension-benefit forms from all jurisdictions.

Pension Benefits Law in Ontario
By David S. McFarlane and
Ian J.F.McSweeney;
Thomson Carswell, 3 Volumes, (2002 – Release 4);
(416) 609-3800, 1-800-387-5164 or www.carswell.com;
ISBN 0-459-55886-2


A comprehensive three-volume set, with loose-leaf inserts for periodic updating.

VOLUME 1:

•Pension Benefits Act;

•table of cases with section number references to the act;

•regulation 909;

•pension benefits forms;

•Pension Commission of Ontario compliance assistance guidelines; and

•commission policy statements;

VOLUMES 2 & 3:

•Pension Commission of Ontario bulletins (1996 to 2002); and

•tribunal rules.

Carswell Payroll Source
Thomson Carswell (2003);
(416) 609-3800, 1-800-387-5164 or www.carswell.com


Available both online and on CD-ROM, this research tool for Canadian payroll professionals provides access to payroll information including:

•legislative database;

•payroll deduction and tax forms;

•Canada Customs and Revenue Agency bulletins and guides;

•regular e-mail newsletter;

•unlimited access to Payroll Consultant Hotline; and

•subscription to Canadian HR Reporter.

Canadian Employment Law Factbook
By P.F. Chauvin, H.R. Dyer
and C.J. Hart;
Thomson Carswell;
(416) 609-3800, 1-800-387-5164 or www.carswell.com;
ISBN 0-459-56213-4


A loose-leaf volume updated quarterly provides essential facts and information on employment law from all provinces, territories and the federal jurisdiction.

Includes quick references to:

•employment standards;

•pay and employment equity;

•health and safety;

•labour relations; and

•human rights requirements.

HRSource (CD-ROM/Online)
Thomson Carswell (2003);
(416) 609-3800, 1-800-387-5164 or www.carswell.com


Available as an online service and on CD-ROM, this publication is designed to provide HR professionals with searchable access to employment-related legislation.

Also includes:

•volumes of expert commentary;

•subscription to Canadian HR Reporter;

•HRSource Alert, an e-mail update service; and

•HRSource Helpline service.

Quick Reference to Employment Law (with CD-ROM)
By Howard Levitt;
International Reference Press; (416) 609-3800, 1-800-387-5164 or www.irphr.com;
ISSN 1703-017-X


Provides quick access to employment-related legal information. This comprehensive work includes:

•The Quick Guide to Employment Manual;

•forms on disc;

•loose-leaf updates concerning contemporary trends and changes in employment law;

•quarterly newsletter; and

•Web site subscription service to updated information, the capability to submit employment law questions to the author and other offerings.

Topics covered include:

•the elements of hiring/starting employment;

•the course of employment;

•the cessation of employment;

•technology and the modern workplace;

•government resources; and

•forms and tables.

Quick Reference Series
Thomson Carswell (2003-2004); (416) 609-3800, 1-800-387-5164 or www.carswell.com

Carswell provides a series of quick reference books covering a number of topics. Titles include:

B.C. Employment Standards Act: Quick Reference – 2003 Edition;

Personal Information Protection Act – British Columbia and Alberta: Quick Reference – 2004 Edition;

Canada Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act: Quick Reference – 2004 Edition;

Ontario Employment Standards Act: Quick Reference – 2004 Edition;

Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act: Quick Reference – 2003 Edition;

Ontario Labour Relations Act: Quick Reference – 2003 Edition; and

Canada Labour Code: Quick Reference – 2003 Edition.

Daryl Gauthier is the director of human resources at epost, a subsidary of Canada Post delivering mail online. He can be reached at (416) 313-4181 or [email protected].

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