Another busy year ahead for payroll

Several legislative initiatives could affect the industry
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 01/03/2017
The new year is expected to bring changes to labour standards, workers’ comp and more. eXpose/Shutterstock

Payroll professionals have to know more than just the mechanics of processing payroll. To help their employer comply with federal and provincial/territorial rules related to employment, payroll professionals must keep up to date on legislative and regulatory changes.

While governments announce and implement some changes very quickly, they can take months or even years to enact others. For busy payroll professionals, it can be challenging to keep track of all of the legislative developments, especially for those who operate in more than one jurisdiction.

To help make it a little easier, here is a look at the status of some payroll-related legislative proposals/developments across Canada: