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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

  • Legislation Applicable 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
    • Parental/Adoption Leave
    • Elections Leave
    • Jury Leave
    • Compassionate Care Leave
    • Sick Leave
    • Bereavement Leave
    • Family Responsibility Leave
    • Political Office Leave
    • Military Leave
    • Living Organ Donor Leave
    • Citizenship Ceremonies 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
  • 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
    • Asbestos
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    • Egonomics in the Workplace
    • AIDS
    • Noise
    • Heat Stress
    • Cold Stress
    • Workplace Violence
    • 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

    • Legislation Applicable 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/Social Disadvantage
      • Gender Identity
    • Enforcement and Complaints
    • Employment Equity

    Chapter G – Union Relations
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    Chapter G – Union Relations

    • Major Laws Related to Union Relations
    • Union Certification
    • Collective Agreement
    • Union Negotiations
    • 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 Benefit Obligations
    • Garnishments
    • Canada and Quebec Pension Plans
    • Employment Insurance
    • Employer Health Tax
    • 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
    • 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 1923-8061 Online ISSN 1923-807X
    ISBN 978-0-9699811-1-4

    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 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
      • Asbestos
      • Smoking
      • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
      • Egonomics in the Workplace
      • AIDS
      • Noise
      • Heat Stress
      • Cold Stress
      • Workplace Violence
      • Harassment
      • WHMIS - Disclosure Requirements
      • Safe Needles in the Workplace
      • Working Alone
      • Confined Spaces
      • Emergency Preparedness
      • Fall Protection

    Chapter F – Workplace Accommodation
    [hide]

    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/Social Disadvantage
      • Gender Identity
    • 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 Plans
    • Employment Insurance
    • Employer Health Tax
    • 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)


    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 Editor
    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 Editors
    Scott A. McCann, is a partner of Harris & Company, Scott received a B.A. (Honours) in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in 1998. He received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2002. Scott advises and represents employers in all areas of labour and employment law. His practice focuses on human resources, terminations, policy development and human rights. Scott has experience appearing before arbitration boards and a variety of administrative tribunals. He has also appeared as counsel in the provincial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He also acts for a broad spectrum of clients, including employers involved in the areas of construction, high tech, mining, manufacturing, health care, small business, accounting, food service and not for profit. As a member of the Aboriginal Employment Law Practice Group, he provides legal advice, policy development and training seminars for a number of Aboriginal employers in British Columbia and Alberta, and to self-governing First Nations in the Yukon and Territories.

    Harris is the largest management-side law firm in Western Canada practising exclusively in labour, employment and other aspects of workplace law. The 36 lawyers who comprise the firm, specialize in management-union relations, employment problem prevention and wrongful dismissal litigation, education law, human rights law, privacy law, workers' compensation issues, health law, school law, labour and employment law, aboriginal employment law, and business immigration law, pension, trust and benefits law, shareholder disputes, director liability, disciplinary proceedings, and fiduciary duty litigation. We provide service to clients of all sizes in the public and private sector. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies with multiple locations to independent local businesses.

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