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Taking A Second Look At Co-Employment

American companies expanding into Canada may initially believe that co-employment, or employer of record-type services, may be their best option. However, there are multiple advantages to managing your employees under your own Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Business Number. Co-employment can blur the lines in an employer–employee relationship. In Canada, whoever directs the day to day activities of the employee is deemed to be the true employer of record. When embarking on a co-employment relationship with employees, you may be subject to higher fees for Workers Compensation (WCB). Your premiums will be based on the industry classification of the co-employer, as all employees are pooled together. The rates will...

Ergonomics in the Office

Health and Wellness
Ergonomically setting up a workstation should maximize a worker’s efficiency and safety, while reflecting the specific needs of each individual. No two people have the same body type, and just as clothing comes in different sizes to fit you best, you need to adjust your workstation so it best fits you. Performing repetitive tasks in an unnatural position can cause fatigue, back pain and repetitive stress injuries. However, a properly set up workstation can increase efficiency, productivity, and comfort. The most important item of your workstation is your chair. In order to ensure a comfortable ergonomic fit, stand in front of your chair and adjust the height so...

PEO Canada Service Overview

PEO Canada is a Professional Employer Organization that has been supporting Canadian and foreign clients across Canada for over 20 years. We provide an efficient and cost-effective way to outsource service support. PEO Canada helps reduce employer risk by ensuring compliance within all Provinces of operation. We provide a full service Employee Management Program which includes comprehensive consultation, management and administration services, and compliance with Canadian employment legislation in the following areas: Human Resources Advisory Support and AdministrationPayroll Processing and AdministrationTime & Attendance Tracking and AdministrationHRIS (Human Resource Information System) AccessibilityBenefits & Wellness Administration and Claims ManagementWorkers’ Compensation Administration and Claims Management Our program provides the flexibility required...

PEO Canada’s Commitment to Continuity of Services amid COVID-19

Health and Wellness
The World Health Organization (WHO) has now characterized the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic. This is not just a public health crisis but a serious situation that will touch every sector, business, and organization on both employment and financial levels. Following the recommendations of both the Federal and Provincial Governments, we have transitioned our employees to their remote work locations. PEO Canada has put policies in place to minimize interruptions to our business while we operate in our building, keeping the health and well-being of our staff a top priority. The continued commitment to our shared business continuity with minimal disruptions remains our ultimate goal.  To achieve...

National Day of Mourning (April 28th)

Health and Wellness
April 28th is recognized as the Day of Mourning and was established in 1984 by the Canadian Labour Congress. It is a day to remember those who have been killed or injured as a result of a work-related incident or occupational disease. It also serves as a reminder for workplaces to continue to support healthy and safe work practices throughout the year. This day is not only recognized across Canada, but in over 100 countries worldwide. Thousands of workers have suffered an illness, been injured, or even killed as a result of a work-related event. Due to these tragedies, many families and friends have been severely affected. This...