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Aon, Willis Towers Watson selling some assets to Gallagher on way to merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have reached an agreement to sell Willis Re and a set of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking, as…

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Feds offering more rapid coronavirus tests to employers

The Canadian government is providing more employers with free rapid tests for workplace coronavirus screenings. According to a press release, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce…

  • By: Staff
  • May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021
  • 09:00

Medavie Blue Cross launching virtual diabetes care program

Medavie Blue Cross is making a virtual diabetes care management program available to its plan members. In partnership with Roche Diabetes Care Canada and Ellerca…

  • By: Staff
  • May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021
  • 09:00

Half of employees placing more value on flexibility than hours, location since pandemic: survey

Almost half (49 per cent) of Canadian workers said they value flexibility over hours or location more now than prior to the coronavirus pandemic, while…

  • By: Staff
  • May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021
  • 15:00

B.C.’s temporary paid sick leave program laying groundwork for permanent offering: Premier

Employees affected by the coronavirus in British Columbia will qualify for up to three days of paid sick leave under proposed legislation that Premier John Horgan expects will…

Green Shield Canada appointing Michael Bradie VP growth, client service

Green Shield Canada is appointing Michael Bradie as its new vice-president of growth and client service. He most recently served as Green Shield Canada’s director…

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Riverview Insurance Solutions, Sterling Capital Brokers merging

Red Deer, Alta.-based Riverview Insurance Solutions is merging with Sterling Capital Brokers Ltd., an independent benefits consulting firm based in Toronto. Sterling Capital was founded in…

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Pensions, permanency of contract workers at heart of Nestlé strike

More than 470 employees at a Nestlé Canada plant in Toronto are on strike after Unifor Local 252 and the company failed to reach an…

CRA allowing employees to claim up to $400 work-from-home tax deduction

OPSEU increasing paid sick days for employees during pandemic

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is giving its staff more paid sick days until the end of the coronavirus pandemic or for the duration…

  • By: Staff
  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 15:00

Canadians relying too heavily on employer-provided life insurance: survey

A majority of Canadians with life insurance are relying solely on the coverage provided by their employer’s benefits plan, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 09:00

Employers making pension, benefits changes as pandemic continues: survey

Canadian employers are making ongoing changes to their pension and benefits offerings as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a new survey by the…

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021
  • 09:00

LinkedIn supporting well-being via bonus paid week off for global workforce

To support employees through the many personal and professional challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn Corp. recently provided its global workforce with a week…

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What are the current provincial policies on emergency, sick leave amid the coronavirus pandemic?

While the debate over paid sick days intensifies across Canada, only two provinces currently offer this benefit on a permanent basis. On April 30, Ontario…

Employers should weigh human rights, health risks when drafting pandemic policies

Employers are facing a growing number of legal considerations as they continually adapt policies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent webinar hosted…

Feds supporting B.C. workplace violence, harassment prevention training program

The federal government, the B.C. Maritime Employers Association and its partners, the Warehouse Union Canada, and the Ending Violence Association of B.C., are launching a comprehensive…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 09:00

B.C. making it easier for employees to make coronavirus compensation claims

A recent change to British Columbia employment law is making it easier for workers to claim compensation related to a coronavirus infection. Last August, B.C.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Editorial: Learning by doing during a once-in-a-century crisis

The best way to learn is by doing. And since March 11, 2020, when a pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization, we’ve all…

2021 Group Benefits Providers Report: Will the rising tide of virtual health-care offerings lift all boats?

When Leona Guenette comes down with a bad case of bronchitis, she knows exactly what antibiotics she needs. Normally for Guenette, the pension and benefits…

Why Rogers continually evolves its benefits program

Employees of Rogers Communications Inc. don’t have to look far if they’re searching for new home or car insurance — their employer has multiple discounts…

Twitter’s monthly #DaysofRest initiative helping prevent employee burnout amid pandemic

In the wake of upheaval in 2020 caused by the coronavirus pandemic and racially charged events in the U.S. that ignited a year of social…

Offering commuting perks part of post-pandemic planning for employers

For many Canadians, the coronavirus pandemic profoundly changed their daily commute: people used to catching a subway or driving or biking to work now commute…

New stock option regime set to take effect this July

The federal government’s recent budget confirmed its intention to proceed with the new stock option regime previously announced in its November 30, 2020, economic statement…