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Thursday, March 29, 2018

New Policy 58 deals with Accessibility

All organizations in Ontario employing at least one employee are required to comply with a series of requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) standards and regulations. To achieve compliance with the requirements, the University of Waterloo developed Policy 58 to implement and maintain policies governing how the organization will achieve accessibility.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

New WatIAM platform offers new functionality

As part of the Human Resources Business Plan, we have now initiated work to support IST with the replacement of WatIAM (the University’s Identity & Access Management system). While the service will continue to be offered under the WatIAM name, the current system supporting it will be replaced with a new platform.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2017 T4/T4A tax slips are now available

2017 T4/T4A tax slips are now available on-line through myHRinfo. Paper copies will be mailed out to those individuals who did not give consent to view their forms on-line. More information on how to check your consent status, give consent, and access your year-end slips on-line can be found on the HR website under Support for employees>Payroll>Payroll self-service>Year-end slips (T4/T4A).

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Changing Landscape of Employment Legislation presentation

Last Friday, representatives from Hicks Morley law firm came to the University of Waterloo to present on recent changes to employment legislation. With the new Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017, comes substantial changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the Labour Relations Act (LRA), and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Ontario Ministry of Labour updates "What you need to know" poster

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has revised the contents of their “What you need to know” poster in accordance with updates to the Employment Standards Act. As a result, employers are required to ensure the following:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

myHRinfo unavailable (February 9th 6 - 9 am)

myHRinfo will be unavailable on Friday February 9th, 2018 from 6 am to 9 am for scheduled maintenance. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New! Employee Benefits Program Booklet

We are excited to announce the launch of a new booklet with information for active employees of the University regarding pension and benefit arrangements.

The information contained in this booklet describes coverage and provisions, as they exist on January 1, 2018.

What information can I find in this booklet?

Friday, January 5, 2018

Benefit Plan Maxima Changes Effective January 1st, 2018

The Pension & Benefits Committee has reviewed the maxima corresponding with retiree life, extended health, and dental benefit provisions and approved the following changes effective January 1st, 2018:

Friday, December 15, 2017

Change to Public Holiday Pay Formula – effective January 1, 2018

As a result of Ontario’s Bill 148, the formula for the calculation of public holiday pay in the Employment Standards Act (ESA) will be amended effective January 1, 2018, as follows:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Minimum Wage Changes – effective January 1, 2018

The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing effective January 1, 2018, as summarized in the following table:

Minimum Wage Rate

Current Wage Rates

Effective January 1, 2018

General Minimum Wage – applies to most employees

$11.60 per hour

$14.00 per hour

Student Minimum Wage – applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays

$10.90 per hour

$13.15 per hour

Liquor Servers Minimum Wage – applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work

$10.10 per hour

$12.20 per hour

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