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American Express Canada incentivizing employees working onsite with meal stipend, snacks

American Express Canada is providing a daily meal stipend and refreshments to employees who are working onsite. With most employees in a hybrid or remote…

73% of U.S. employee caregivers seeking more mental-health benefits: survey

Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of U.S. employees who are caregivers for dependants with mental-health challenges wish their employers would offer more mental-health benefits, according to…

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  • March 29, 2023 March 29, 2023
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Sounding Board: How employers can use benefits, DEI to draw gen Z workers to skilled trades

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, employers were predicting challenges around meeting the demands of unfilled roles in the skilled trades. For the last decade, the…


Enhanced national dental plan to require reporting of employer-provided coverage: budget

In its 2023 budget on Tuesday, the federal government proposed roughly $13 billion over the next five years and $4.4 billion ongoing to fully implement…

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  • March 29, 2023 March 29, 2023
  • 09:00

46% of Canadian employees feel very happy at work: survey

Nearly half (46 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re very happy with their current role and responsibilities at work, according to a new survey…

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  • March 29, 2023 March 29, 2023
  • 09:00
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Four-day workweek promotes gender equity at home, workplace: expert

A four-day workweek promotes gender equity in the workplace and enables male employees to help their partners with household duties, says Grace Tallon, director of…


Federal appeals court blocks Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for U.S. government workers

President Joe Biden’s order that federal employees in the U.S. get vaccinated against the coronavirus has been blocked by a federal appeals court. The 5th U.S.…


RBC employees returning to office 3-4 days a week

The Royal Bank of Canada is asking its employees to return to the office three or four days per week, effective May 1. In an…

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  • March 27, 2023 March 27, 2023
  • 15:00

Gesco, Unifor agreement includes retirement, paid leave gains

The union representing employees at Ontario-based flooring company Gesco Ltd. Partnership has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes retirement and paid leave gains. The…

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  • March 27, 2023 March 24, 2023
  • 09:00

Pay transparency legislation spreading across U.S.

U.S. employers are increasingly posting salary ranges for job openings, even in states where it’s not required by law, according to analysts with several major…

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how British Columbia’s incoming pay transparency legislation could impact employers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • March 24, 2023 March 23, 2023
  • 09:00

HR leaders prioritizing employee mental health but lack access to resources

While nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian human resources leaders say employee mental health is an important challenge to manage this year, 48 per…


Just 61% of U.S. workers satisfied with their employer-sponsored benefits: survey

Although a majority (83 per cent) of U.S. employers say their employees are satisfied with their current benefits offerings, fewer than two-thirds (61 per cent)…

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  • March 24, 2023 March 23, 2023
  • 09:00

Employers prioritizing workplace culture, DEI in communications strategies: survey

While three-quarters (74 per cent) of global employers say the purpose of their internal communications strategy is to shape workplace culture and create a sense…

Communication, incentivization key to ‘quiet hiring,’ says expert

As ‘quiet hiring’ becomes more prominent amid a challenging labour market, communication and incentivization are key considerations for employers, says Janet Candido, founder and principal…

Survey finds nearly half of U.S. workers experiencing burnout

Nearly half (46 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re feeling burned out from their jobs, down slightly from 49 per cent in 2022, according…

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  • March 9, 2023 March 8, 2023
  • 09:00

Employers can’t rely on original termination clauses when employee responsibilities increase: court

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that employers can’t rely on termination clauses when employees’ duties have escalated significantly after they signed their original…

How B.C.’s pay transparency legislation could impact employers

British Columbia is introducing pay transparency legislation to help close the province’s gender pay gap. Once the legislation is passed on Nov. 1, 2023, all…

B.C. dropping coronavirus vaccine requirement for provincial public employees

British Columbia is rescinding its policy requiring provincial public servants to be vaccinated against coronavirus, effective April 3. Employees will still be required to be…

62% of Canadian employers say they aren’t making changes to benefits in 2023: survey

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of Canadian employers say they aren’t making changes to their benefits plans in 2023, according to a new survey by…

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  • March 23, 2023 March 22, 2023
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Canadian employers expanding fertility benefits to include egg freezing

Tonya Johnson, age 39, is single, happy and freezing her eggs to buy a little more time before she starts a family. The procedure is costly —…

3M incorporating flexibility, digitization into benefits plan for 2023

Increased flexibility, enhanced digitization and a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion are among the trends shaping 3M Canada’s benefits plan in 2023, says Jacqueline McLennan, a…