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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…

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…

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Majority of Canadian employees remain optimistic about workplace: survey

While 74 per cent of Canadian employees said their optimism about the workplace remains unchanged from before the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing crisis has affected…

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  • May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
  • 09:00
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Google, IBM shifting employees to hybrid work model post-pandemic

Google and IBM Corp. are planning to shift the majority of their respective workforces to a hybrid work model, as the companies begin to plan…

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

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…

61% of Canadian employers worrying about employee retention amid pandemic: survey

Almost half (49 per cent) of Canadian employers said they’ve put promotions on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic and, as a result, 61 per…

  • By: Staff
  • May 4, 2021 May 4, 2021
  • 09:00
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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…

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…

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Employees working harder, more loyal to employers amid pandemic: survey

While the coronavirus pandemic has caused elevated workloads and exhaustion among employees, it’s also resulted in improved loyalty to employers and a stronger sense of…

  • By: Staff
  • April 28, 2021 April 28, 2021
  • 15:00

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…

How Citigroup is using leave policies to support employees amid the pandemic

As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic reshape the Canadian workplace and employees struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, Citigroup Inc. is preparing for…

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s Martha Callum

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.’s senior director of total rewards, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion initiatives and perfecting her baguette…

Pandemic highlights need to settle on right-to-disconnect rules: labour minister

The federal labour minister says the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need to give employees the ability to avoid work emails and text messages as the lines between…

McDonald’s mandating anti-harassment training worldwide

McDonald’s Corp. is mandating worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year. The training requirement will impact 2…

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…

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…

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…

Employee mental health top well-being issue for 72% of Canadian employers: survey

Employee mental health is the top well-being issue in Canada, according to 72 per cent of employers, surveyed for Aon’s 2021 global well-being survey. Work-life…

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