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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Notice: Ontario Government reinstates prior public holiday pay formula, effective July 1, 2018

The Ontario government has reinstated the prior public holiday pay formula that pre-dated Bill 148. The old formula should be used again beginning on July 1, 2018 and will continue to be used until December 31st, 2019.

Please be advised that the upcoming Victoria Day holiday will be paid using the Bill 148 calculation. The Canada Day holiday and all holidays until December 31st, 2019 will use the prior ESA calculation.

The following table illustrates the difference between the two calculations:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Benefit Rates effective May 1, 2018

The group benefits contracts that cover the University of Waterloo’s extended health, dental, long-term disability benefits and life insurance are renewed each May 1.

The rates are effective May 1, 2018 and are provided in the benefit rates section


Questions regarding benefit rates, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwaterloo.ca.

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:

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