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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…

Ontario sick leave should be delivered directly through employers: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is in talks with Ontario as the province looks to provide paid sick days to employees, but stressed that…

Employees in Alberta getting paid coronavirus vaccination leave

Alberta recently joined a growing list of provinces and territories that are amending legislation to introduce paid time off for workers who wish to get…

Earth Day: Strong support for sustainable investing coming from plan members

It isn’t just asset managers who are increasingly embracing the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision-making. An important contributor to “record…

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Federal budget highlights national childcare system, extension of pandemic subsidies

In its 2021 budget on Monday, the federal government said it’s proposing nearly $30 billion over the next five years towards a national community-based childcare…

  • By: Staff
  • April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Employers looking at location-based pay amid shift to remote working: survey

As the shift to full-time remote working endures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, location-based pay policies are coming to the forefront of discussions as employers…

  • By: Staff
  • April 19, 2021 April 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Head to head: Should Canadian policy-makers facilitate a workplace emergency savings benefit?

With many employees struggling with finances since the coronavirus pandemic started last March, two experts weigh in on the viability of offering a workplace emergency…

Volkswagen giving frontline workers in Germany €1,000 bonuses during coronavirus crisis

In recognition of its employees’ efforts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Volkswagen and Germany’s largest industrial union have agreed on a 23-month wage deal that…

Salesforce allowing vaccinated U.S. staff to return to office

In just a few weeks, Salesforce will allow employees in select U.S. locations to return to work in the office, according to a statement the…

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  • April 14, 2021 May 24, 2021
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Sobeys reinstating ‘hero pay’ for employees amid third wave of pandemic

Sobeys Inc. is reinstating a lockdown bonus for employees in areas with renewed stay-at-home orders, said a statement by the grocery retailer, which also noted…

New Zealand now offers paid leave for miscarriage, should Canada follow suit?

New Zealand’s parliament unanimously approved legislation last month that gives couples the right to three days of paid leave after a miscarriage or stillbirth, making…

90% of Canadian remote workers say working from home hasn’t hurt productivity: survey

It’s been almost 13 months (and counting) since the coronavirus pandemic sent millions of Canadians home to work for what was supposed to be the…

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  • April 7, 2021 April 8, 2021
  • 09:00

Employers must weigh several factors while planning for post-pandemic future: webinar

Many white-collar employees were forced to work from home when a global coronavirus pandemic was declared last March, but now, with an eye toward the…

Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

58% of Canadian workers want hybrid-work arrangements post-pandemic: survey

A majority (58 per cent) of Canadian employees surveyed would like a hybrid-work arrangement that gives them the option to work from home or at…

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  • March 31, 2021 March 31, 2021
  • 09:00
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Amazon vote could ‘light a fuse’ for more union pushes

Organizers in Bessemer, Ala., are pushing for some 6,000 Amazon.com Inc. warehouse employees to unionize on the promise it will lead to better working conditions,…

HOOPP, Social Capital Partners financing Taylor Guitars’ move to 100% employee-ownership

Taylor Guitars is moving to a 100 per cent employee-ownership model with the help of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and Canadian non-profit Social…

The ins and outs of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy one year on

On the heels of the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, Canada’s federal government rolled out several…

Canadians worrying about financial stress, job loss and retirement amid pandemic: survey

As the world and Canada enters year two of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s continuing to have an uneven impact on Canadians’ finances, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • March 30, 2021 March 30, 2021
  • 09:00

Majority of employees want hybrid work model after pandemic: survey

According to a new global work trend report by Microsoft Corp., the shift to remote working brought on by the coronavirus pandemic may just have…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 15:00

Feds facing calls to extend wage, rent subsidies as coronavirus crisis drags on

The federal Liberals are facing calls from some of the hardest-hit businesses in the coronavirus pandemic to extend emergency-relief programs beyond June. The government has…

52% of U.S. employees want a hybrid work model post-pandemic: survey

A recent report by Citrix Systems Inc. and OnePoll found despite the challenges to work-life balance that can come with working from home, employees and…

  • By: Staff
  • March 24, 2021 March 24, 2021
  • 15:00

Employees in Saskatchewan getting paid coronavirus vaccination leave

As Saskatchewan’s provincial government rolls out phase two of its vaccine delivery plan, the province is also amending its occupational health and safety regulations to…

  • By: Staff
  • March 22, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 15:00

How are employers supporting the big shift to remote work?

For years, many employees had ad hoc, work-from-home arrangements with their employers. Then came the coronavirus pandemic, which kicked the shift to remote working into…

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Uber to give U.K. drivers minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay

Uber is giving its U.K. drivers the minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay, following a recent court ruling that said they should be classified as…