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Labour laws, regulations must catch up with new remote working reality: study

Labour laws and regulations across Canada need to be updated to reflect the new remote working reality, according to a new study by the Fraser…

Providing free pads, tampons to federal employees could cost employers $1M+ annually: report

Providing free pads and tampons in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality, Canada’s labour minister was told…

TD bringing employees together to mark Canada’s first Emancipation Day

TD Bank is bringing employees together to mark Emancipation Day, the country’s first national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire. This…

New collective agreements for FCL, GFL staff include benefits improvements

New collective agreements for two separate groups of employees include improvements to health benefits and work-life balance. The negotiations between Federated Co-operatives Ltd. and Unifor,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
  • 09:00

How Willful is using benefits, flexibility and perks to attract top talent in tight labour market

While many organizations had to press pause on their hiring plans at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Willful, a Canadian online estate planning company,…

Aon, Willis Towers Watson call off proposed merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to terminate their proposed merger and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The merger, which was…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

Ontario’s paid sick leave program costing less than expected

Ontario’s temporary paid sick leave program is receiving less uptake than initially expected. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday that, as of July 21, a…

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  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Chief HR officers partly or fully responsible for DEI issues at 52% of U.S. employers: survey

For slightly more than half (52 per cent) of U.S. employers, the chief human resources officer is either partially or fully responsible for diversity, equity…

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  • July 23, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 15:00

How the TTC’s first-ever chief diversity, culture officer is driving change

When you board a bus, streetcar or subway train in Canada’s biggest city, chances are the driver will be a man. Keisha Campbell, the Toronto…

Hootsuite supporting employee mental health with additional week off

Hootsuite Inc. is supporting employee mental health by giving workers more time off this summer. The social media marketing and management company held its inaugural…

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Canadian employees opting for hybrid work, thriving less than global peers: survey

Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employees said they prefer a hybrid or remote working arrangement, according to a new survey by Accenture. It…

  • By: Staff
  • July 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
  • 09:00

Purolator enhancing mental-health benefits offering amid pandemic

Purolator Inc. is adapting its benefits plan to proactively respond to employees’ mental-health needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company has expanded both the dollar…

Use words, imagery for inclusive employee communications

Words and imagery have the power to connect, evoke emotion and elicit a reaction. They also have the power to be inclusive, or exclusive, and…

Generation Z valuing employee wellness programs for successful remote work: survey

While only 15 per cent of surveyed working Canadians listed wellness programs among their top three factors for successful remote work, the figure is almost…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 15:00

Deadline extended for 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards to Wednesday, July 7. The annual awards, which will be held virtually on Oct. 14,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 08:45

Little legal clarity for employers dealing with pandemic-related layoffs

A trio of conflicting decisions from Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has left employers confused about a possible onslaught of wrongful dismissal lawsuits stemming from…

Pay equity law taking effect in August aims to close gender wage gap

The federal government says legislation meant to help close the gender wage gap will come into effect on Aug. 31 and be phased in over…

Employers grappling with unvaccinated employees upon return to office

Unvaccinated workers returning to the office could be required to continue wearing masks, steer clear of common areas and face a staggered workday or may…

IKEA Canada continually building on DEI initiatives to support employees

As a “symbol of our collective sorrow,” IKEA Canada lowered its flags in response to the news of the grim discovery of mass graves at…

Half of senior leaders considering downshifting, quitting or retiring amid pandemic: survey

Just over half (51 per cent) of senior leaders are considering leaving, retiring or downshifting from their current organization or position due to decreased mental…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 15:00

73% of Canadians believe their employers perform strongly on social issues: survey

Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of Canadian employees said they believe their employers perform strongly on social issues, such as health and safety or equity…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00