When it comes to the workplace, compensation often refers to your direct salary, whereas benefits cover other things like healthcare coverage, maternity leave and other types of ‘perks’ that you are entitled to.
While Canadian laws on compensation and employee benefits vary by region, there are minimum wage protections set in place and healthcare coverage is granted through the country’s social security system.
Workers are also guaranteed paid leave on federal public holidays and other regional holidays.
According to a report by Statistics Employees’ knowledge of benefits has declined in the past few years, down from 47% in 2015 and 39% in 2016 to 24% in 2017.
In order to ensure that your compensation and benefits are fair and cover what you’re legally entitled to, the support of workers’ compensation lawyers can be extremely beneficial.
While the law provides protection to employees from unfair working conditions, stipulating minimum standards for compensation and employee benefits, there are also regional restrictions on each of these. This is important for companies who are trying to set up regional offices across Canada.
Given the many complexities of this area of law, employers may need guidance in ensuring that employees receive what they are owed in line with varying regulations in each state.
A workers’ compensation lawyer like Hermie Abraham can shed light on how to remain compliant to employment law.
A fair, well-functioning workplace possesses two characteristics: Employees who are treated fairly and are looked after, and employers who understand how to meet existing obligations and maintain compliance with employment laws.
At Advocation, our team comprises experienced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyers, who are available to help both employees and employers ensure that compensation and worker benefits are provided in accordance with the law.
We work together with you to ensure your needs are being met.
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