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Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

Paid sick days for employees continues to be a hot topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with the top two stories over the past…

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Ontario passes right-to-disconnect legislation

The Ontario government is requiring employers with 25 or more employees to draft a right-to-disconnect policy. The legislation, which passed on Nov. 30 but is…

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  • December 3, 2021 December 2, 2021
  • 09:00

Portugal’s new teleworking law taking flak

With Ontario just passing right-to-disconnect legislation and Canada’s federal government seriously considering it, Portugal serves as a model that’s still working out some kinks. Under the country’s…

B.C. giving workers five paid sick days starting in 2022

Workers in B.C. will be eligible for “fair and balanced” sick leave pay that provides a minimum of five days a year starting Jan. 1,…

Liberals introduce bill with targeted pandemic aid for employers, employees

The federal government is outlining its latest aid package for an economy recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, proposing targeted support to severely affected businesses, locked-down…

Employee who didn’t read terms of stock option agreement has case overturned

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a Superior Court decision that allowed an employee to receive his stock option awards throughout his 24 months…

Employers enforcing rules for unvaccinated employees

Employers are beginning to enforce rules for employees who aren’t vaccinated against the coronavirus. To go to work today, Ontario long-term care staff must have…

Government extending deadline for consultations on modernizing EI program

The federal government is extending the deadline for its consultations on modernizing the employment insurance program. The online survey, which was opened in August and…

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  • November 10, 2021 November 9, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: Less talk, more action needed to move needle on DEI at top

While talk about the importance of improving diversity on corporate boards and in the C-suite has been ongoing for decades, actual action has been too…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story on the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan for 2022 took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are…

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  • November 5, 2021 November 5, 2021
  • 09:00

Employers grappling with worker shortages amid vaccine deadlines

A range of employers across Canada are starting to deal with some worker shortages as a result of a small percentage of employees not meeting…

Public service union ‘concerned’ managers may decide validity of employee vaccine views

The deadline for employees in the core federal public service to declare their coronavirus vaccination status was Oct. 29, but unions say there are still many…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story looking at the award-winning strategy behind Canadian Forest Products Ltd.’s ongoing support for employees’ savings and retirement goals took the top spot over…

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  • October 29, 2021 October 29, 2021
  • 09:00
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Unvaccinated employees may not be eligible for EI: feds

Workers who lose their job over a refusal to vaccinate against the coronavirus may not be eligible for employment insurance benefits, according to updated guidelines…

Ontario introducing right-to-disconnect legislation

The Ontario government is introducing legislation that will require employers with 25 or more employees to draft a right-to-disconnect policy. On Monday, Monte McNaughton, the…

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  • October 26, 2021 October 26, 2021
  • 09:00

With hours before deadline, Liberals reshape pandemic aid to employers, workers

The federal government has unveiled a $7-billion redesign of pandemic aid for businesses and individuals that kicks in Sunday, which would cut support to almost…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

Our story revealing the employers that took the top spots at the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards was the most-read story over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here…

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  • October 22, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 09:00

‘Significant’ wave of terminations coming due to workplace vaccine mandates: lawyer

Canada is facing a potential wave of terminations tied to mandatory workplace vaccine policies as a growing number of employers require workers to be fully…

New study calling on permanent reforms to Canada’s sickness, caregiving leaves

With the coronavirus pandemic exposing gaps in sickness and caregiving leave provisions across Canada, the Institute for Research on Public Policy is calling for permanent…

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  • October 8, 2021 October 8, 2021
  • 15:00

More Canadian employers topping up maternity leave benefits than parental leave benefits: survey

While more than half (58 per cent) of Canadian employers provide top-up pay for maternity leave benefits, just 33 per cent offer top-ups for parental…

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  • October 7, 2021 October 7, 2021
  • 09:00

Public servants facing unpaid leave if not vaccinated by Oct. 29

The core public service, as well as air travel and rail employees, must all be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Oct. 29, according to…

How employers can mark first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A new federal holiday offers new opportunities for Canadian employers to support Indigenous employees this week and beyond, say experts. This Thursday, Sept. 30, is…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

The federal election is top of mind for many these days, so it’s no surprise Benefits Canada‘s most-read story over the past seven days was…

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
  • 09:00

How will another term for the Liberals impact employers, workers?

A third term for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau means some significant promises with the potential to impact employers and employees may soon become reality. During…

Germany ending coronavirus quarantine sick pay for unvaccinated

Germany is stopping sick pay for unvaccinated people who have to go into quarantine because of the coronavirus. Previously, Germans could claim for income lost due…