Resources | Aug 12, 2019

Canadian payroll legislation: Special payments

A special payment is remuneration provided to an employee asides from a regularly scheduled payment. Special payments can include advances, compassionate care benefits, bonuses, retroactive pay increases, director's fees, retiring allowances, wage loss replacement plans, worker's compensation awards, lump-sum vacation payment, employee profit sharing plans, and the list continues on... What Canadian business owners need to know for payroll compliance is whether or not to deduct Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions, employment insurance (EI) premiums, and/or income tax on these special payments. Depending on the type of special payment the amount could be subject to any combination of deductions or none at all! Luckily Payworks has a special payments chart to help guide you through this...
Resources | Aug 09, 2019

Book club with the Director of HR

Though the August long weekend may be over, we can't help but share our excitement for Friday, August 9. That's because today is National Book Lover's Day! This is a day for all the bibliophiles out there, whether you're a fan of graphic novels, drama, action, biographies, and everything in between. To celebrate, we spoke with our Director of Human...
Culture | Jul 31, 2019

Welcoming Youth CEO for the third year

Payworks Winnipeg welcomed 15 youth and two mentors from the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC) to our Head Office and National Service Centre on July 23 as a part of the Youth CEO program. This Business Council of Manitoba initiative fosters youth with the opportunity to explore potential career opportunities and introduces them to...
Pay It Forward | Jul 27, 2019

Connecting with the community

Payworks Privacy Officer Louise Collette spent May 6th  Paying it Forward at Morberg House, a 12-bed transitional residence for homeless individuals in the heart of St-Boniface, Winnipeg. Staffed 24/7, the residence provides services and support for men overcoming homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges. The space equips individuals with the...
Pay It Forward | Jul 26, 2019

Trading desks & coffee mugs for hammers & hard hats

In June, Payworks staff traded in their desks, computers, and coffee mugs for hammers, nails, and hard hats. On two separate occasions there were 10 staff who used their Pay it Forward (PIF) Day to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Manitoba. HFH is a nonprofit organization located all across the country that provides affordable homes for low-income...
Culture | Jul 12, 2019

6th annual President's Circle in Nashville, Tennessee

Payworks' 6th Annual President's Circle trip took place June 23-25 in Music City - Nashville, Tennessee with a total of 54 staff members in attendance. This year's festivities kicked off June 23 with a welcome reception, where all attendees from across the country gathered for a meet and greet on the roof top of the Bobby Hotel. For some of our staff, this...
Culture | Jul 04, 2019

Pride at Payworks

In recognition and celebration of LGBT2SQ+ Pride Month (June), Payworks welcomed Rainbow Resource Centre Executive Director, Mike Tutthill and Pride Winnipeg VP of Programming, Barry Karlenzig. In honour of the Stonewall Riots, which took place in the early morning of June 28, the month of June is the chosen time to reflect upon the struggles faced by LGBT2SQ+ individuals to achieve equal rights and treatment, as well as the impact the LGBT2SQ+ community has made throughout history. The month of June brings together millions of people worldwide, all in the celebration of pride and the successes that the LGBT2SQ+ community has achieved in creating a proud, diverse, and welcoming society in which everyone is given equal human rights and treatment. On June 27, Payworks staff in Winnipeg...
Events | Jul 03, 2019

Tech demos, industry pros & tons of prizes at the latest show

Our staff is back in the office after making Payworks' debut at the HR Tech Summit at the Enercare Centre in Toronto June 18-19.  The HR Tech Summit is a place where more than 1,000 HR and tech professionals gather. The combination of the panel discussions, trade expo, workshops, and tech demos displays the sector's strength as it continues to grow at a...
Culture | Jul 02, 2019

Canadian HR Reporter Readers' Choice Award winner

Payworks is proud to have been recognized as one of the Best Payroll Solutions in Canada by the Canadian HR Reporter's Readers' Choice Awards for 2019.  The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards winners were announced in the July issue of Canadian HR Reporter, Payworks being among them for Best Payroll Solution in Canada. This announcement highlights the top three...
Culture | Jun 28, 2019

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

From June 17-21, Payworks celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. Celebrated on the Summer Solstice (June 21), Payworks employees participated in events and workshops all week long that explored Indigenous culture and...
Culture | Jun 27, 2019

Cereal-ously the best

One of the most Cheerrio days of the year in the Payworks Winnipeg office is when The Culture Club organizes a cereal day!  On June 13, there was an entire counter full of cereal for our staff to choose from and enjoy. After all, the rumour is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day... and at Payworks, cereal day makes that a possibility for our staff all day long. 
Events | Jun 26, 2019

Rockin' the CPA Tradeshow

Our staff is back in the office this week after celebrating #PayworksGoesPlatinum at the Canadian Payroll Association's (CPA) 37th Annual Tradeshow in Edmonton, Alberta. The event was at the Edmonton Convention Centre June 12 and it was totally boss.  The theme for Canada's premier payroll event with more than 800 payroll specialists in attendance was...
Pay It Forward | Jun 20, 2019

Paying it Forward at the MB Marathon

This past Sunday, June 16, was the annual Manitoba Marathon in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Hosted by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, the event is a Father's Day celebration of fitness, family, and fundraising with the proceeds supporting projects for people living with an intellectual disability.  There are a number of different ways one can participate in the...
Media | Jun 15, 2019

Ad: BC Lions Game Day Magazine

The below ad appeared in the June 15 issue of the BC Lion's Game Day Magazine. 
Pay It Forward | Jun 11, 2019

Coming together in support of Tim Hortons® Camp Day

There were 11 Payworks volunteers who set up camp at their local Tim Hortons® to show their support for Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps (THFC) during Tim Hortons® Camp Day on Wednesday, June 5. Volunteers spent the morning raising both awareness and funds by preparing coffee behind the counter, selling Camp Day bracelets in the drive-thru, and collecting...
Innovation | Jun 03, 2019

Absence Management shared calendar is here

We’re going to give you a reason to love the Payworks Absence Management solution even more. In April, shared calendar was released which will be invaluable to users on Employee Self Service. With this new function, your employees will be able to see what their team’s time off is within the time off calendar. This will help employees anticipate when their...
Events | May 31, 2019

Ready to rock at CPA’s 37th Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Our Payworks staff are looking forward to attending The Canadian Payroll Association’s (CPA) 37th Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Edmonton, Alberta, June 12 to 14. The theme for the upcoming trade show, which is Canada’s premier payroll event with 800 payroll specialists in attendance, is ‘Payroll Rocks!’ Back by popular demand, Payworks is sponsoring a super-fun swag bag which all trade show delegates will receive. Attendees will also be able to visit the Payworks booth to collect additional swag as well as learn about our Analytics platform which helps our clients turn employee data into true business intelligence to make data-driven decisions. We have some new innovative integrations to show you so make sure you pop by to see how we can help you manage your workforce with ease and...