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Ontario Government Cancels Planned Minimum Wage Increase

Ontario Government Cancels Planned Minimum Wage Increase

Ontario Government Cancels Planned Minimum Wage Increase The Ontario government says it will not proceed with a planned increase to the minimum wage that was to kick in next year. The minimum wage will remain at $14 an hour rather than rising to $15 as planned. The increase, which would have taken effect on January 1, 2019, was announced back in May of 2017 as part of then-Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, known as Bill 148. Current Premier Doug Ford is working to repeal Bill 148. The bill mandates equal pay for part-time and temporary workers doing the same job as full-time employees and increases vacation entitlements to three weeks after a worker has been with their company for five years. It also requires employees to be paid for three hours if their shift is cancelled within 48…read more →

Five Challenges That Are Affecting The Aerospace Industry

Five Challenges That Are Affecting The Aerospace Industry

There are challenges in every industry sector, but with the aerospace industry having a larger international footprint than any other sector, it is understandable that it is facing a multifaceted and complex future. From some points of view, the skies may seem encouraging. We have seen high demand for air travel, a backlog of new aircraft orders, innovative technology and a resurgence in the business aircraft sector and much more. As technology and other factors change, develop and grow the following 5 challenges are expected to play a significant role in shaping the future of the Aerospace Industry. 1. SUPPLY CHAIN AND DIGITALISATION The aerospace supply chain often spans the entire globe, and which incorporate closer collaboration than ever, tight deadlines and an extreme high level of digitalization. A recently published study has revealed another side to this in fact….read more →

Four Reasons Why Business Owners Should Consider Life Insurance

Four Reasons Why Business Owners Should Consider Life Insurance

1. DEATH OF A KEY PERSON The smaller your business, the more critical you’re likely to be to the success of the business. What if you were gone tomorrow? What if you’re a large company and an employee – perhaps your most important employee – dies suddenly? Having insurance on the lives of key people in your business will provide cash to the business that could be critical to smoothing over a rough period, or even keeping the business afloat, while the rest of the team looks to find a successor. No wonder many lenders, and investors, require companies to carry key-person insurance. You’ll be glad to know that if the insurance is required as a condition of borrowing money, a portion of the premiums will be deductible for tax purposes. But if you buy a $500,000 policy to pay…read more →

Personal Insurance Newsletter | September 2018

Personal Insurance Newsletter | September 2018

Home Maintenance Tips for Fall Fall is right around the corner, and, as the weather changes, it’s important to prepare your home and identify potential problems before they arise. Consider performing the following annual fall maintenance tasks to ensure your home is safe and ready for the months ahead: Have your heating system cleaned and inspected by a qualified technician. Clean and replace the furnace filter if needed. Insulate water pipes in areas exposed to cold temperatures. Check for damaged or loose shingles to ensure your roof can withstand the wear and tear of winter and that it won’t collapse under the weight of wet leaves, ice and snow. Drain garden hoses before putting them away for the winter. Water left in hoses can freeze, causing irreversible damage. Clean gutters and downspouts to keep debris from accumulating. Check and repair…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – September 2018 Edition

Live Well, Work Well – September 2018 Edition

This month we discuss Acne Awareness Month, food-borne illnesses, and the importance of fruits and vegetables. September is Acne Awareness Month Many dismiss acne as a common, treatable skin condition. However, research has shown that acne can lead to adverse emotional effects and self-esteem concerns. To help shed some light on acne and provide management strategies, Health Canada has designated September as Acne Awareness Month. Acne, which affects 90 per cent of teens and a substantial number of adults, begins when glands connected to hair follicles in skin produce an oily substance. Then, when dead skin cells clog the inner lining of the hair follicle, the oil cannot reach the skin’s surface and a bacterium grows, causing inflammation. A variety of factors cause acne, including changing hormone levels, medications and cosmetics. While acne can impact teens and adults alike, there…read more →

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