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WCB approves 2020 premium rates

The 2020 rate marks the first time in 12 years the average premium rate has not dropped Regina, SK, Dec. 4, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved the 2020 average employer premium rate of $1.17 per hundred dollars of payroll. This is the same rate as 2019, marking the first time […]

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Province plans to extend work leave for victims of sexual violence, stalking or their guardians

Status of Women Minister Cathy Cox introduced a bill in the legislature Monday that would amend employment code standards to allow anyone who suffered from interpersonal violence to take workplace leaves of absence. JESSICA BOTELHO-URBANSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The Progressive Conservative government has introduced legislation that would extend employment leave provisions to victims of […]

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Finally, a viable way to offer public toilets downtown

Most people agree downtown Winnipeg needs more public washrooms. The problem has always been the expense. It costs a lot to buy, police and maintain an array of stand-alone toilet facilities. How about this as a less-expensive alternative? Require all new buildings that receive public money to provide and maintain washrooms open to the public. […]

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Folk fest agrees to pay former employee over human-rights complaint

Highest general-damage amount in a Manitoba human-rights case The Winnipeg Folk Festival has agreed to pay a breast cancer survivor $110,000 in lost wages and $20,000 in damages by not letting her return to work after her health battle. The $20,000 in general damages is the highest ever seen in a Manitoba human-rights case. READ […]

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