NLEC reacts to Federal Budget
Richard Alexander, Executive Director of the NLEC and Bradley George, Director of Provincial Affairs for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) met at the Duke of Duckworth to watch the 2011 Federal Budget. Get their reaction here.  [...]
NLEC Executive Director meets with Minister of State on PRPPs
Urging provincial government to implement legislation allowing employers to voluntary offer retirement savings option to employees Federal Minister of State (Finance), Ted Menzies, was in St. John’s today meeting with business representatives, including NL Employers’ Council (NLEC) Executive Director, Richard Alexander, on the Federal government’s proposed Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs). The proposed PRPPs will  [...]
Provincial government releases Labour Market Outlook 2020
In a press conference yesterday, Minister of Human Resources, Labour & Employment Minister Darin King released “Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Outlook 2020.” This report provides a forecast of the province’s labour market demands for the next decade and outlines the opportunities that will exist in numerous sectors. The NLEC encourages all employers to review  [...]
2009 survey of NLEC membership on impact of EI system still creating buzz
In late 2009, Corporate Research Associates, an independent business research group based in Nova Scotia, conducted a survey of NLEC members to study the effects of Employment Insurance and Workers Compensation on the workplace. The NLEC recently revisited these results in media coverage surrounding our workshop “Navigating the EI System”, and the facts are continuing  [...]
NLEC asking for increased integrity in the EI system
A recent workshop held by the NLEC addressing employer challenges with the Employment Insurance (EI) system is creating some buzz. Employers in Newfoundland & Labrador express major concerns with the EI system. In a survey of NLEC members, conducted by Corporate Research Associates in 2009, 32% of employers stated the current EI rules make it more  [...]
Finance Minister Tom Marshall tells NLEC he wants to eliminate payroll tax
In a recent letter to NL Employers’ Council Executive Director, Richard Alexander, Finance Minister Tom Marshall expressed, in writing, his desire to eliminate payroll tax over time. The NLEC wrote all MHA’s, including Premier Dunderdale, prior to this year’s provincial budget, asking for fiscal restraint, debt reduction and an elimination of the payroll tax. In  [...]
The NLEC is disappointed with the Phase Two Report from the Voisey’s Bay Industrial Inquiry Commission. The organization takes exception to the Commission’s recommendation for radical change to labour legislation that would impact all unionized workplaces in this province, based on one labour dispute – a dispute which has already been resolved under our current  [...]
NLEC gets movement on payroll tax
In yesterday’s provincial budget government announced an increase in the payroll tax threshold by $200,000 – to $1.2 million in payroll, retroactive to January 1, 2011. The NL Employers’ Council (NLEC) has been strongly lobbying government for the elimination of this tax on your behalf, and sees this as an obvious recognition from government that  [...]
The NLEC has been in the media recently taking exception to the NL Public Sector Pensioners Coalition’s (NLSPC) calls for increased pension benefits. The NLPSPC has said they intend to make this an election issue. The NLEC believes this request amounts to calls for special treatment of one group at the expense of all tax  [...]
NLEC Executive Director Featured in Telegram’s 20 Questions
On Saturday, January 29th, NLEC Executive Director Richard Alexander was featured in the Telegram’s 20 Questions column. Read the full article here. Posted on: March 3, 2011  [...]