In this article...
- Employment Contracts
- Benefits Packages
- Introducing PEO in Canada
- What types of employment contract are there in Canada?
- What mandatory clauses must be included in a Canadian employment contract?
- How do you amend an employment contract in Canada?
- What makes a contract invalid in Canada?
- What are the minimum employee entitlements in Canada?
- What are the mandatory benefits in Canada?
- Is private health insurance available in Canada?
- Can employees receive stock options in Canada?
- Are there any other benefits available to employees in Canada?
- What is the minimum wage in Canada?
- What is the standard work week in Canada?
- What are the statutory public holidays in Canada?
- What are the overtime rules in Canada?
- What are the standard leave policies in Canada?
- Are alternative work arrangements possible in Canada?
- What is the required documentation for onboarding in Canada?
- How do you register an employee in Canada?
- What are the contract signing requirements in Canada?
- Can companies implement their own onboarding in Canada?
- What rules concern the base salary in Canada?
- How are bonuses and commissions handled in Canada?
- How are allowances handled in Canada?
- How is individual income tax handled in Canada?
- What are some other payroll considerations in Canada?
- How are expenses handled in Canada?
- Who makes the decision to terminate an employment contract in Canada?
- What is the procedure to terminate an employment contract in Canada?
Are alternative work arrangements possible in Canada?
Employers in Canada are not required to offer alternative work arrangements for their employees; however, they may do so to attract or retain their employees. Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted many employees to work-from-home arrangements, and it is difficult to predict the long-term impact the pandemic may have in Canada. Still, an employer outlining alternative work arrangements for an employee may want to consider including benefits such as access to a coworking space or a stipend for work-from-home improvements.
There are currently specific flexible job-protected leave arrangements in Canada to accommodate employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees may take four weeks of protected leave in the event of contraction or exposure to the virus requiring isolation. Employees may also take 38 weeks of protected leave in certain circumstances, to care for a child under the age of 12 or another family member who cannot care for themselves as a direct result of COVID-19.
If you have questions about wages and hours regulations in Canada, please get in touch with our team today!
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