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Implementing Your Written Policy on Electronic Monitoring

Implementing Your Written Policy on Electronic Monitoring
September 12, 2022

Employers with 25 or more employees as of January 1st of any year must have a written policy on electronic monitoring in place no later than March 1st of that same year. This new requirement for a written policy requires employers to be transparent by providing employees with certain information about any electronic monitoring in place. It is important to note that it does not establish a right for employees not to be electronically monitored by their employer, nor does it create any new privacy rights for employees.

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A Partnership of Hope: RLB and Hope House

A Partnership of Hope: RLB and Hope House

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Guelph is an unassuming stone building. Within the walls of this building, however, an organization thrives, thrumming with compassion and a desire for progress. 

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Protecting Your Business on Social Media

Protecting Your Business on Social Media

I change my password on a quarterly basis, I don’t stay logged into my social media accounts on multiple devices, and I would never open any attachments that look questionable.

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RRSPs and RRIFs on Death

RRSPs and RRIFs on Death

RRSPs and RRIFs can be valuable tools to reduce your income and ultimately pay fewer taxes throughout your working career when your income is likely to be at its highest. However, it’s important to designate beneficiaries in your RRSP/RRIF contract and to have a plan in place to withdraw from your RRSP/RRIF once you retire, as holding an RRSP/RRIF at the time of your death can result in a significant income tax bill.

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Donation Planning and Gifts-In-Kind

Donation Planning and Gifts-In-Kind

Canadians donate their time, volunteer and fundraise for charities, and make charitable donations. All of these efforts contribute to the country’s societal wellbeing. In addition to benefiting society, when planned properly, charitable giving also may benefit the donor from a tax perspective. If you are considering making donations, be sure to include these in your tax and estate planning. This article will provide more details on the taxation rules that apply to charitable donations, specifically to donations made upon the death of an individual. Although there are various types of donations to utilize in planning, this article will focus on the tax treatment of cash gifts and gifts-in-kind.

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Generation Z Entering the Workforce

Generation Z Entering the Workforce

"Gen Z" is the youngest generation you will see currently beginning their careers. The oldest members of the generation are currently in their mid-20s and were born in the mid-1990s through the late 2000s. The future of work is here, with different expectations and mindsets on many topics and the notion of the work itself. It is imperative that employers understand the new generation as they enter the workforce and reshape the traditional workplace norms.

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Shawn Deyell Earns FEA Designation

Shawn Deyell Earns FEA Designation
June 13, 2022

Guelph, ON – June 7, 2022 – RLB is proud to announce that Shawn Deyell has recently received his Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) designation.

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Benefits of Having a Disaster Recovery Plan

Benefits of Having a Disaster Recovery Plan

What is a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)? A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is a documented, structured tactic that describes how an organization can quickly go back to work and operations after an unforeseen incident occurs. Having a DRP can be the difference between closing your doors for a week versus forever. Instances when an organization might need a DRP could include:

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GST/HST on Assignment of New Housing Agreements

GST/HST on Assignment of New Housing Agreements
June 3, 2022

 GST/HST on Assignment of New Housing Agreements

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Remote Onboarding: Steps to Success

Remote Onboarding: Steps to Success

COVID-19 has opened employers' eyes to the benefits of offering remote and hybrid work opportunities. It may be challenging for some employers to imagine not conducting their new hires' onboarding and training in person, luckily there are various ways to ensure a smooth transition and foster a warm welcome virtually.

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