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How 5 employers are broadening the scope of mental-health support

Nearly four years after a global health crisis sparked an enduring spotlight on Canadians’ mental health, employees are increasingly making use of their workplace benefits…

Comparing workplace mental-health supports around the world

Although mental health is approached differently in workplaces around the globe, most multinational employers want to ensure a continuity of care and maintain a similar…

What are the issues for savings when mental health becomes a burden in retirement?

Since decreased cognition can impact retirees’ ability to make sound decisions, the Canadian Union of Public Employees urges its members to discuss financial matters with…

How remote working is impacting employee mental health

As the mental-health concerns of employees in remote working arrangements continue to evolve, Thomson Reuters Corp. is taking a flexible approach to supporting these workers.…

Q&A with KPMG in Canada’s Denis Trottier

The organization’s chief mental-health officer discusses sharing lived experiences, a new employee and family assistance program and maintaining his own mountain biking trail. Q: What…

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36% of employers changing initial 2024 salary budgets: survey

Among the 36 per cent of Canadian employers that say they’ve made changes to their initial 2024 salary budgets, more than half (56 per cent)…

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  • February 7, 2024 February 6, 2024
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Webinar coverage: Exploring the role of pharmacists in diagnosing, managing diabetes

Amid an increase in diabetes diagnoses among Canadians, pharmacists can play a greater role in employers’ and private payers’ chronic disease prevention and management strategies…

84% of U.S. employers planning to adjust leave programs in the next two years: survey

A majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning to make changes to their leave programs in the next two years, according to a…

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  • February 5, 2024 February 5, 2024
  • 15:00

Competition minister raises concerns over Manulife, Loblaw pharmacy deal

The federal minister in charge of promoting competition says he’s concerned about a deal between Manulife Financial Corp. and Loblaw Cos. Ltd. that restricts patients…

Ontario appeal court ruling marks substantial shift in enforcement of termination clauses

Court of Appeal upholds $1.5 million punitive damages award in LTD claims case

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s affirmation of a $1.5 million punitive damages award — reportedly the largest award of its kind in a Canadian long-term…

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Half of Canadian BIPOC employees feel uncomfortable or unwelcome at work: survey

Roughly half of Black, Indigenous and people of colour employees in Canada report feeling uncomfortable or unwelcome in the workplace, especially those aged 30 to…

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  • February 1, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Baby boomers are the happiest employees in the workplace: survey

For the 13th consecutive month, baby boomers are the happiest generation in the workplace, reporting an average happiness level of 7.1 on a scale of…

  • By: Staff
  • January 31, 2024 January 31, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the week

An article on the Ontario Court of Appeal’s affirmation of a $1.5 million punitive damages award was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the…

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  • February 9, 2024 February 8, 2024
  • 09:00

Manulife, Loblaw deal to deliver specialty drugs sparks access, competition concerns

Some pharmacare policy experts are raising concerns about competition and patient access to much-needed medication after Manulife Financial Corp. announced its coverage of certain prescription…

Georgia to pay for gender affirmation care for public employees

The state of Georgia will start paying for gender affirmation care for state employees, public school teachers and former employees covered by a state health…

Survey finds U.S. gen Z employees more likely to expect tailored benefits

U.S. generation Z employees are more likely to expect a tailored, year-round benefits experience than other employees, according to a new survey by MetLife Inc.…

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  • January 26, 2024 January 25, 2024
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Employers can improve benefits communication, highlight mental-health support for ‘Blue Monday’

Employers can use the time surrounding ‘Blue Monday’ to ensure they’re communicating properly with employees and highlighting mental-health supports, says Gianna Ricciardi, vice-president and practice…

What do Ontario employers need to know ahead of new pay transparency legislation?

Before new pay transparency legislation takes effect in Ontario, it’s important for employers to ensure their current compensation structure is in order, says Dominic Girard, a senior…

New incentives could boost satisfaction with in-person work, but few employers are making changes

Justin Ryan Horton has two jobs. When he’s not working 24-hour shifts as a firefighter, he’s working as an administrative assistant for a local community…

U.S. government launching initiative to encourage more employee ownership

The U.S. Department of Labor is launching an employee ownership initiative to encourage more employers and employees to take advantage of these opportunities. The new…

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  • July 26, 2023 July 25, 2023
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Report finds DEI increasingly important in talent attraction, retention efforts

While more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employers say the macroeconomic environment is negatively impacting recruitment, three-quarters (74 per cent) say it hasn’t reduced…

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  • April 11, 2023 April 10, 2023
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