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Employers seeking to know employees better should avoid using positional power: experts

National Hockey League coach Mike Babcock thought he was just trying to get to know his players better, but experts say he may have crossed a line that’s…


NY state law requiring employers disclose proposed pay rates takes effect

Job advertisements in New York will have to disclose proposed pay rates after a statewide salary transparency law went into effect on Sunday, part of growing state and city efforts to give women and…

Has the Federal Pay Equity Act helped to close Canada’s gender pay gap?

The Federal Pay Equity Act, which took effect on Aug. 31, 2021, requires all federally regulated employers with 10 or more employees to prepare and…


Indeed offering $10,000 to U.S. transgender workers who want to relocate

As several U.S. states enact legislation restricting gender-affirming care, Indeed Inc. is offering US$10,000 to transgender employees or those with transgender children who want to…

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  • September 6, 2023 September 5, 2023
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How recent Canada Labour Code updates are impacting federally regulated employers

There have been several changes to the Canada Labour Code in recent months. Here’s an overview of what’s happened and what’s on the horizon for…

How DC plan sponsors can prevent a Muslim pension gap

With the Muslim population steadily growing in Canada, employers that offer defined contribution pension plans can avoid unintentionally creating a pension gap by providing these…

Should Canada implement flexible working legislation for all workplaces?

As the U.K.’s new flexible working bill receives royal assent, Edward Majewski, partner at Ogletree Deakins International LLP, says similar legislation would benefit employers and employees…

Expert panel: How employers can combat ageism in the workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are esteemed values held by many employers and are table stakes in the value proposition for employees and customers. However, in…


How U.S. compensation clawback legislation could impact Canadian employers

New U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission listing requirements that impact compensation clawbacks could create conflicts with domestic employment laws for Canadian companies listed on U.S.…

Public employees’ remote work agreement setting stage for future union negotiations: experts

The agreement on remote and flexible work between public sector workers and the federal government could set the stage for future union negotiations, according to…

McCarthy Tétrault appointing Susan Nickerson as head of pensions, benefits, executive compensation

McCarthy Tétrault LLP is appointing Susan Nickerson as partner and head of its pensions, benefits and executive compensation group. Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, she…

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  • April 19, 2023 April 18, 2023
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Most Seattle gig workers to receive paid sick leave under new law

Most gig workers in Seattle will be permanently entitled to paid sick leave under a new law that expands coronavirus pandemic-era protections and strengthens labour…


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
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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.…


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
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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…

Expert panel: Air Canada decision illustrates danger of relying on pension plan terms in wrongful dismissal actions

A recent court decision in Ontario illustrates the potential danger for employers that attempt to rely on pension plan terms to refute claims for pension-related…


Tory revelation a reminder of need for workplace relationship policies: experts

As Toronto Mayor John Tory prepares to step down after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with a former staffer, experts say preparation is key to…

How employers can plan effective social events amid shift to hybrid, remote work

Amid the shift to remote and hybrid working arrangements, employers should ensure their after-hours social events are “easy, intentional and sincere,” says Kim Siddall, vice-president…

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  • February 15, 2023 February 14, 2023
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Trust essential in remote working era, say experts, after time-theft ruling

Employers and employees must tread a fine line between trust, monitoring and micromanaging in the new age of remote working, say experts. Their comments come…

EI system requires modernization to withstand economic challenges: report

Canada’s employment insurance system requires modernization to withstand future economic challenges and to ensure Canadians’ financial security, according to a new report by the Institute…

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  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
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TTC lifting coronavirus vaccine mandate Nov. 27

The Toronto Transit Commission is ending its mandatory coronavirus vaccination requirement for workers and offering to reinstate employees who were terminated as a result of…