Employment Insurance Changes

Res #: 35-12M
Number: 35
Year: 2012
Midterm: Yes
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

WHEREAS the passage of the federal omnibus budget bill introduced changes to Employment Insurance (EI) legislation which would categorize seasonal municipal employees as high frequency users; and

WHEREAS high frequency users will be subject to EI access criteria which, over a 3 year period, will make access to EI extremely difficult, thus increasing costs for rural municipalities;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to ensure that recent changes to the Employment Insurance legislation will not result in higher costs or employee retention problems for municipalities.