Alan McEwen

Alan McEwen is a Vancouver Island-based HRIS/Payroll consultant and freelance writer with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of the industry.

  • How to Calculate Statutory Holiday Pay For a Substituted Day

    How to Calculate Statutory Holiday Pay For a Substituted Day

    An outline for Canadian businesses on how to calculate statutory holiday pay in situations where a different day is substituted for the official holiday.

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  • Do You Have to Provide Workers' Compensation Coverage?

    Do You Have to Provide Workers' Compensation Coverage?

    In Canada, one of the first regulated areas of the employment relationship was Workers’ Compensation. Find out if you need to pay WCB premiums on behalf of your Canadian employees.

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  • Remitting Payroll Deductions – Penalties for Missing a Payment

    Remitting Payroll Deductions – Penalties for Missing a Payment

    Significant penalties are actively and regularly imposed if your business fails to remit CRA source deductions. Are you remitting payroll deductions for your business accurately and on schedule?

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  • Mandatory Overtime and Payroll

    Mandatory Overtime and Payroll

    How do you decide what is mandatory overtime when it comes to payroll? Few things are more contentious than disagreements over employee work schedules. Here's what Canadian employers need to know.

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  • 4 Ways to Handle Vacation Pay in Canada

    4 Ways to Handle Vacation Pay in Canada

    There are four basic ways you can handle vacation pay in Canada. Vacation dues can be paid with each period, paid on vacation, accrued hours paid out or in balances owed.

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  • Statutory Holiday Pay and Employee Terminations

    Statutory Holiday Pay and Employee Terminations

    In his last post for the Statutory Holiday Pay series, Alan McEwen discusses if companies have to pay for statutory holiday after an employee termination.

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  • Statutory Holidays and Payroll

    Statutory Holidays and Payroll

    Processing statutory holidays in payroll is a complex task, so payroll expert Alan McEwen gives you a 101 on statutory holidays and payroll in Canada.

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  • Employee Terminations and Subsequent Payments

    Employee Terminations and Subsequent Payments

    Payroll expert Alan McEwen discusses employee terminations and how to handle subsequent payments and the impact of these payments on employment insurance.

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  • Employee Terminations and Record of Employment

    Employee Terminations and Record of Employment

    Payroll expert Alan McEwen explain how to handle employee terminations and record of employment for businesses in Canada.

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  • Payroll Taxes in Canada [Overview]

    Payroll Taxes in Canada [Overview]

    Payroll expert Alan McEwen outlines the different payroll taxes in Canada to account for when handling government remittances for your small business.

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