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April Employer Alert: More Changes to Ontario’s Employment Laws

More Changes to Ontario’s Employment Laws: From Establishing Job Salary Disclosure Obligations to Vacation Pay Requirements On March 21, 2024, the Ontario Government’s most recent employment law changes received royal assent. These…

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CRA Widening the Net in the Hunt for House Flippers

For taxpayers that have bought and sold homes, particularly if they work in construction or real estate, a CRA housing audit is undoubtedly around the corner.  The CRA is actively engaged in…

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February 2024 Employer Alert: CRA Releases Changes Regarding Handling Remote Employees

The CRA has recently made two important changes in regards to remote employees. Firstly, the CRA has issued a new policy regarding remote employees claiming home office expenses and a new T2200 form for employers. This…

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January 2024 Employer Alert: New Year Compensation Memos

As part of starting off the new year successfully, as an employer, you should be individually issuing to each of your employees a new year compensation memo. This memo is a part…

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January 2024 Corporate Alert: New CBCA Reporting Requirements for Individuals with Significant Control of Federally Incorporated Private Corporations

Starting on January 22, 2024, the Canada Business Corporations Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. C-44 (“CBCA”) will require all federally incorporated private corporations to file personal information pertaining to individuals with significant control (hereafter “ISC”)….

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December 2023 Employer Alert: Checking It Twice – Ensure Your Employee Handbook Addresses Holiday Parties

With the holidays just around the corner, many employers will be hosting company holiday parties. A company holiday party can be a great way to encourage employee engagement and boost retention. However,…

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November 2023 Tax Alert: Federal Court of Appeal Confirms the CRA Not Limited To Three Years To Assess Family Real Estate Activities

In recent years, the CRA has increasingly paid attention to business income reported and expenses claimed further to dealings with family and friends. At times, the CRA takes the position that the…

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November 2023 Employer Alert: More Changes to Ontario’s Employment Laws: From Delaying Temporary Help Agency Licensing Requirements to Establishing Pay Transparency Obligations

Over the last few years, the Ontario government has made multiple changes to employment laws, including prohibiting non-competition agreements and introducing a requirement to have a workplace electronic monitoring policy. As a…

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October Employer Alert: WSIB Reduced Reporting Obligation for Employers to Three Days

In Ontario, many employers are required to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”) (or have voluntarily registered). The WSIB provides an insurance system for when a worker is physically injured…

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September Tax Alert: Tax Court Confirms Innovation Tax Incentives Can Be Claimed Even for Developing New Meat Pies

During a period of economic uncertainty, businesses often become even more hungry to beat the competition. One of the paths to success is to prioritize innovation and the development of new science…

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September Employer Alert: Fixed-Term Employment Agreements Create an Unexpected Cost for Employers on Terminations

There are a variety of reasons an employer may wish to use a fixed-term employment agreement. For example, they may wish to confirm that the agreement is only a seasonable agreement, or…

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August Employer Alert: Staffing Your Company – Make Sure You Comply with the New Ontario Licensing Requirements

Over the last several decades, staffing companies have become an important part of our economy. They provide employers across multiple sectors with experienced and trained workers, as and when needed. This is…

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