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Table of Contents

Loose-leaf (Click on the chapters for more information)

Chapter A – Employment
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Chapter A – Employment

  • Legislation Applicable to Hiring and Employment
  • Employment Basics
  • Staffing Process
  • Recruitment Process
  • Selection Process
  • Job Offer and Hiring Process
  • Employment Contracts
  • Hiring Foreign Workers and Expatriate Issues

Chapter B – Pay and Working Conditions
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Chapter B – Pay and Working Conditions

  • Major Laws Related to Pay and Working Conditions
  • Basic Pay Practices
  • Overtime
  • Job Evaluation
  • Pay Structure
  • Pay Administration
  • Working Conditions
  • Equal Pay

Chapter C – Statutory Holidays and Leaves
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Chapter C – Statutory Holidays and Leaves

  • Legislation Applicable to Statutory Holidays and Leaves
  • Statutory Holidays
    • Legally required statutory holidays
    • Vacations
    • Public Holidays
  • Statutory Leaves of Absence
    • Legally required leaves of absence
    • Pregnancy/Maternity Leave
    • Parental/Adoption Leave
    • Elections Leave
    • Jury Leave
    • Bereavement Leave
    • Family Responsibility/Sick Leave
    • Compassionate Care Leave
    • Military Leave
    • Declared Emergency Leave
    • Citizenship Leave
    • Work-related Illness and Injury Leave

Chapter D – Employee Relations
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Chapter D – Employee Relations

  • Legislation and Issues Applicable to Employee Relations
  • Effective Communications with Employees
  • Effective Employee Complaints Management
  • Effective Performance Reviews
  • Effective Training and Development Programs
  • Effective Privacy Management
  • Privacy Issues in the Workplace
  • Effective Management of Employee Conduct and Behaviour
  • Types of Employee Conduct and Behaviour
    • Social Media
    • Employee Blogging
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Wireless Devices
    • Internet, Email and Computer Use
  • Effective Disciplinary Process

Chapter E – Health and Safety
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Chapter E – Health and Safety

  • Legislation Applicable to Health and Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • The Rights of Workers
  • The Right to Participate
  • The Right to Know
  • The Right to Refuse Work
  • The Right to Stop Work
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accidents
  • Health and Safety Program
  • Workers' Compensation
  • WCB Claims Management
  • Regulatory and Special Health Topics
    • Air Quality
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    • Egonomics in the Workplace
    • AIDS
    • Noise
    • Heat Stress
    • Cold Stress
    • Workplace Violence
    • Workplace Harassment
    • WHMIS – Disclosure Requirements
    • Safe Needles in the Workplace
    • Working Alone
    • Confined Spaces
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Fall Protection

Chapter F – Workplace Accommodation
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Chapter F – Workplace Accommodation

  • Major Laws Related to Workplace Accommodation
  • Human Rights Concepts
  • Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination
    • Sex/Gender
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Family Status
    • Marital Status
    • Disability
    • Age
    • Religion
    • Race, Colour, Ancestry, and Ethnic/National Origin
    • Record of Offences/Criminal Offences
    • Political Belief, Association, or Activity
    • Social Condition
  • Enforcement and Complaints
  • Employment Equity – See the Electronic Version for implementation strategies and tactics

Chapter G – Union Relations
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Chapter G – Union Relations

  • Major Laws Related to Union Relations
  • Union Certification
  • Collective Agreement
  • Union Negotiations
  • Techniques for Maintaining Good Union Relations

Chapter H – Termination
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Chapter H – Termination

  • Legislation Applicable to Terminations
  • Voluntary Terminations
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Temporary Layoff
  • Involuntary Separations
  • Termination Techniques

Chapter I – Policies and Procedures
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Chapter I – Policies and Procedures

  • Employee Handbook
  • Policy and Procedures Manual
  • About Human Resources PolicyPro

Chapter J – Payroll and Benefits
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Chapter J – Payroll and Benefits

  • Payroll and Benefits Obligations
  • Garnishments
  • Canada and Quebec Pension Plan
  • Employment Insurance
  • Payroll Health Tax and Health Plan
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Benefits and Allowances
  • Types of Employer-provided Benefits and Allowances
    • Automobile, Motor Vehicle and Travel Benefits and Allowances
    • Loyalty and "Points" Programs
    • Board, Lodging and Meals
    • Gifts, Awards and Social Events
    • Interest-free or Low-interest Loans
    • Health-related Benefits
    • Wage Loss Replacement Plans or Income Maintenance Plans
    • Group Term Life Insurance Policies
    • Education-related Benefits
    • Membership or Professional Dues
    • Tax-free Savings Account
    • Group RRSPs
    • Retiring Allowances
    • Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plans
    • Employee Stock Options
    • Moving and Relocation
    • Post-employment Benefits
  • Pensions
  • Year-End Reporting and Information Returns
  • Records

Index
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Index

  • Index
  • Contents Checklist
  • Latest Update Issued and Filing Instructions

Print ISSN 1923-810X Online ISSN 1923-8118
ISBN 978-0-9699811-7-6

Web version (Click on the chapters for more information)

The web version contains all the content in the print version plus expanded content for the following chapters:

Chapter A – Employment
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Chapter A – Employment

Expanded information on the following:

  • Recruitment Process

Chapter B – Pay and Working Conditions
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Chapter B – Pay and Working Conditions

Expanded information on the following:

  • Commercial Drivers (Trucking) Hours of Service Rules

Chapter D – Employee Relations
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Chapter D – Employee Relations

Expanded information on the following:

  • Whistleblowing
  • Effective Training and Development Programs
  • Effective Privacy Management
  • Types of Employee Conduct and Behaviour
    • Social Media
    • Employee Blogging
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Wireless Devices
    • Internet, Email and Computer Use
  • Effective Disciplinary Process

Chapter E – Health and Safety
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Chapter E – Health and Safety

Expanded information on the following:

  • Regulatory and Special Health Topics
    • Air Quality
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    • Egonomics in the Workplace
    • AIDS
    • Noise
    • Heat Stress
    • Cold Stress
    • Workplace Violence
    • Workplace Harassment
    • WHMIS – Disclosure Requirements
    • Safe Needles in the Workplace
    • Working Alone
    • Confined Spaces
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Fall Protection

Chapter F – Workplace Accommodation
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Chapter F – Workplace Accommodation

Expanded information on the following:

  • Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination
    • Sex/Gender
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Family Status
    • Marital Status
    • Disability
    • Age
    • Religion
    • Race, Colour, Ancestry, and Ethnic/National Origin
    • Record of Offences/Criminal Offences
    • Political Belief, Association, or Activity
    • Social Condition
  • Employment Equity

Chapter J – Payroll and Benefits
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Chapter J – Payroll and Benefits

Expanded information on the following:

  • Canada and Quebec Pension Plan
  • Employment Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Types of Employer-provided Benefits and Allowances
    • Automobile, Motor Vehicle and Travel Benefits and Allowances
    • Loyalty and "Points" Programs
    • Board, Lodging and Meals
    • Gifts, Awards and Social Events
    • Interest-free or Low-interest Loans
    • Health-related Benefits
    • Wage Loss Replacement Plans or Income Maintenance Plans
    • Group Term Life Insurance Policies
    • Education-related Benefits
    • Membership or Professional Dues
    • Tax-free Savings Account
    • Group RRSPs
    • Retiring Allowances
    • Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plans
    • Employee Stock Options
    • Moving and Relocation
    • Post-employment Benefits
  • Year-End Reporting and Information Returns


Forms (in fillable and printable formats found in the Forms chapter)
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Forms

  • HR Forms
    • 1.1 Recruitment and Hiring (11 Forms)
    • 1.2 Compensation and Benefits (12 Forms)
    • 1.3 Employee and Union Relations (20 Forms)
    • 1.4 Attendance and Absenteeism Management (5 Forms)
    • 1.5 Health and Safety (5 Forms)
  • Government Forms
    • 2.1 Hiring and Employment (11 Forms)
    • 2.2 Health and Safety (71 Forms)
    • 2.3 Payroll (75 Forms)
    • 2.4 Workplace Equity (18 Forms)
    • 2.5 Payroll (122 Forms)
    • 2.6 Workplace Equity (18 Forms)


Quick Reference
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Quick Reference

  • Human Rights Interviewing Guideline
  • Sample Pay Range Structure/Minimum Wage Rate
  • Government Programs, Contribution and Premium Rates
  • Maximum Monthly Benefit Summary
  • Employment Insurance Maximum Benefit Weeks
  • Accident Investigation Check Chart
  • OHSA First Aid Requirements
  • Negotiations Process Flow Chart
  • Dates to Remember
  • Proportional Value Comparison
  • Consumer Price Index Canada & Selected Cities
  • Average Annual % Increase in Base Wage Rates
  • Exemptions from Certain Parts of the Employment/Labour Standards Acts and Special Rules
  • Postings Required
  • Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Businesses
  • Quick References to Employment Standards by Jurisdiction
  • Benefits Chart Subject to CPP, EI and GST/HST
  • Public (Statutory) Holidays for All Jurisdictions
  • Vacationable Earnings by Jurisdiction
  • Law and Compliance Charts, Bills in Progress
  • Board and Lodging Maximum Deductions
  • List of Included and Exempt Industries Under WCB Coverage
  • The Most Common Types of Injuries and WCB Claims
  • Privacy Comparative Chart
  • Vacation Entitlements by Jurisdiction
  • Temporary Layoff by Jurisdiction
  • Notice of Termination by Jurisdiction
  • Notice of Mass Termination by Jurisdiction
  • Resignation Notice by Jurisdiction
  • Summary of Statutory Leaves of Absence by Jurisdiction
  • Annual Year End Payroll Checklist
  • Work Refusal Compliance Chart
  • Noise Exposure Limits Comparative Chart
  • Record Retention Charts
  • Payroll Rates


Additional Resources
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Additional Resources

  • Current HRinfodesk Newsletter
  • Links to full texts of Acts and Regulations
  • Links to HRinfodesk eBulletin Archive
Authors and Editors

Author Emeritus
Derwyn Hancocks, B.A., has held both management and executive positions in human resources with well-known private sector Canadian companies. He was the founding chair of the Peel Industrial Training Advisory Committee and has taught labour relations at Sheridan College.

Managing Editor
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., was called to the Quebec bar in 1988 where she practised employment and labour law until 1999. Yosie is one of Canada's best-known and most-respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour law across the country. She is also the HRinfodesk Managing Editor.

Content Editor
Christina Catenacci, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. She obtained her Professional LLM Specializing in Labour Relations and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in 2013; a Bachelor of Law from the University of Windsor in 2001 and her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Waterloo.

Contributing Editors
Amery Boyer, CHRP, MBA, is the owner and senior consultant of The Human Element, a bilingual organizational design and human asset management company. She has held senior HR positions in government and private industry, and served on the faculty of the Department of Management at St. Mary's University.

Benjamin A. Kranc (pronounced "Krantz"), B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., is principal of Kranc Associates, and has been practising all facets of immigration law since 1990, specializing in corporate immigration. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on immigration law issues and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Immigration Law. Mr. Kranc is also the president of Emigra Canada, which provides global corporate immigration services.

Legal Editor
Cox & Palmer is a full-service law firm with offices in Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, Charlottetown, Summerside and St. John's. With more than 170 lawyers, the firm is well situated to meet the needs of its clients throughout the region.

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