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Amazon expanding employee benefits program with free skills training, career coaching programs

Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its employee benefits program with free career coaching, college advisement and other specialized career services. The new offerings will provide employees…

Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut

WestJet, Unifor agreement includes retirement gains, sick days

The union representing nearly 800 employees at Calgary and Vancouver airports has ratified a first contract that includes retirement and benefits gains. The contract cements…

U.S. SEC proposing gig workers paid in company stocks

U.S. bill could deny gig workers minimum wage and other protections

A bill that would amend U.S. labour law to establish a new classification for gig workers could also deny them the right to a minimum…

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  • August 5, 2022 August 7, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on a ruling against the Blue Cross Life Insurance Co. of Canada and how it could affect long-term disability premiums was the most-read…

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  • August 5, 2022 August 5, 2022
  • 09:00

82% of senior leaders experiencing exhaustion indicative of burnout: survey

More than eight in 10 (82 per cent) senior leaders say they’ve experienced exhaustion indicative of burnout, according to a survey by Deloitte Canada and…

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  • August 4, 2022 August 3, 2022
  • 09:00
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70% of Canadian employees enjoy working from home more than expected: survey

More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of Canadian employees have enjoyed working from home more than they expected, according to a new survey by VMware…

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  • August 3, 2022 August 3, 2022
  • 15:00

61% of Canadian employers using hybrid work model: survey

Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employers are using a hybrid work model, down five per cent from last year, according to a new…

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  • August 3, 2022 August 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Brown and Caldwell leveraging employee ownership model with 5% raise amid inflation, tight labour market

Brown and Caldwell is recognizing employees’ hard work and resilience over the last two years with a company-wide salary increase. In July, the engineering consultancy…


Twitter cutting back on office space amid increase in remote work

Twitter Inc. is cutting back on its physical office space in several global markets as the company cuts costs and leans further into remote work. According…

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  • August 2, 2022 August 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Trader Joe’s employees form union, citing concerns about health benefits, pay

On Thursday, employees at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Massachusetts became the latest workers at a major company to approve a labour union. The store…

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on Public Health Sudbury’s violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code following an employee’s termination over a vaccine refusal was the most-read story…

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2022 July 29, 2022
  • 09:00

Compensation a key factor for 88% of employees considering switching jobs: survey

A majority (88 per cent) of Canadian employees who are considering changing jobs in the next six months say compensation is the most important reason…

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  • July 27, 2022 July 27, 2022
  • 15:00

Arbitrator finds employer violated Ontario Human Rights Code for termination over vaccine refusal

An arbitrator has ruled Public Health Sudbury violated the Ontario Human Rights Code prohibition against discrimination on the basis of creed when it terminated a…

How employers can support work-life balance through right-to-disconnect policies

Employers can help employees achieve an optimal work-life balance by embedding a right-to-disconnect policy into their overall business practices, says Lidia Pawlikowski, associate vice-president of…

Manulife supporting LGBTQ2S+ employees’ mental health, hosting Pride Month events

Manulife Financial Corp. is supporting its LGBTQ2S+ employees during Pride Month and beyond with speaker sessions and ongoing enhancements to its benefits plan. Throughout June,…

What are the legal considerations for employers returning to onsite working?

As the coronavirus pandemic recedes, employers planning a return to the office have several legal issues to consider. Hugh Christie, a Toronto-based managing partner at Ogletree,…

Employers facing hurdles covering abortion travel costs

After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that’s been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon.com Inc., Apple…

Dutch parliament moves to make remote working a right for employees

The Netherlands is making remote working a legal right for its citizens. On July 5, the Dutch bicameral parliament’s lower house passed legislation that forces employers…

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  • July 11, 2022 July 11, 2022
  • 09:00

U.S. abortion ruling thrusts employers into divisive arena

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted employers of all types into the most divisive corner of…

More than a third of disability claims in 2022 due to mental-health reasons: survey

While more than a third of disability claims under Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plans in 2022 were due to mental-health reasons, just two-thirds (63 per cent)…

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  • July 26, 2022 July 25, 2022
  • 09:00

Sounding Board: How DEI enhances workplace safety, employee attraction, retention

The more diverse a company is, the better talent they can attract — and in this competitive market, attracting and retaining workers is important to growth.…

How vaping cessation programs can help employers curb benefits plan costs

With more data emerging showing vaping can lead to lung injuries and other adverse health issues, many employers have concerns about the potential cost of…