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U.S. bill could deny gig workers minimum wage and other protections

A bill that would amend U.S. labour law to establish a new classification for gig workers could also deny them the right to a minimum…

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on Public Health Sudbury’s violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code following an employee’s termination over a vaccine refusal was the most-read story…

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  • July 29, 2022 July 29, 2022
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Arbitrator finds employer violated Ontario Human Rights Code for termination over vaccine refusal

An arbitrator has ruled Public Health Sudbury violated the Ontario Human Rights Code prohibition against discrimination on the basis of creed when it terminated a…

Employers facing hurdles covering abortion travel costs

After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that’s been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon.com Inc., Apple…

Dutch parliament moves to make remote working a right for employees

The Netherlands is making remote working a legal right for its citizens. On July 5, the Dutch bicameral parliament’s lower house passed legislation that forces employers…

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  • July 11, 2022 July 11, 2022
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U.S. abortion ruling thrusts employers into divisive arena

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted employers of all types into the most divisive corner of…

What are the legal considerations for employers returning to onsite working?

As the coronavirus pandemic recedes, employers planning a return to the office have several legal issues to consider. Hugh Christie, a Toronto-based managing partner at Ogletree,…

Employers can expect surge of claims linked to long-haul coronavirus, remote work injuries: lawyers

As the pandemic winds down, employers can expect to see an increase in disability claims related to long-haul coronavirus infections and compensation claims resulting from…

Candu Energy gives employees just one day’s notice to return to in-person work: union

Employees at Candu Energy Inc. were given just one business day’s notice to return to full-time onsite work, according to the union representing engineers, scientists and…

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  • June 9, 2022 June 9, 2022
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Seattle passes measures to address gig worker pay, rights

Seattle’s city council unanimously approved a measure that pushes app-based companies like food delivery services to improve wages and other working conditions for gig workers.…

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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how Scotiabank is supporting employee financial well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

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  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Ontario’s right-to-disconnect legislation takes effect

Ontario’s right-to-disconnect legislation takes effect today, requiring employers to have a written policy about employees disconnecting from their job at the end of the workday.…

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  • June 2, 2022 June 1, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A decision by a British Columbia labour arbitrator on how a drug cost-control program violated a collective agreement was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Employers seeking to withhold termination entitlements must prove wilful misconduct pre-planned: Ontario court

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision raises the bar for employers seeking to withhold minimum entitlements under the Employment Standards Act from employees dismissed…

Employers using flexibility, perks to ease return to workplace

Ian McGrath has made it clear to his bosses: if the company forces staff to return to the office, he’ll tender his resignation. The Halifax-area…

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Ontario NDP platform includes dental care, pharmacare, paid leave

Ontario’s New Democratic Party’s election platform includes universal dental care, mental-health care and pharmacare. Following the agreement reached between the federal Liberals and NDP in late…

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  • April 25, 2022 April 25, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A story that took an in-depth look at the federal government’s 2022 budget proposals and their potential impacts on employers and employees was the most-read…

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
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Legal decisions on mandatory coronavirus vaccination policies favouring employers

As arbitral decisions relating to the reasonableness of mandatory coronavirus vaccination policies emerge, employers have clearly gained the upper hand. “The overall box score shows…

Racialized workers, especially women, saw gains in minimum wage raise: report

Raising the minimum wage to $14 per hour in 2018 reduced the racialized wage gap, particularly for women, according to a new study by the…

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  • April 11, 2022 April 7, 2022
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What’s in the federal budget for employers, employees?

The federal government’s 2022 budget, which set out $56 billion in new spending on Thursday, has a few offerings that could impact employers and employees.…

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  • April 8, 2022 April 8, 2022
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Feds consider definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ in review of federal worker mandate

The federal government will consider whether to include booster shots in the next version of the coronavirus vaccine mandate for its workers, said the Treasury…

Return-to-office plans should focus on flexibility, health and safety: experts

As provinces across the country begin removing coronavirus pandemic restrictions over the coming weeks, some employers are already returning employees to their respective workplaces. But…

Oakville transit workers to receive benefits, mental-health improvements

Increased benefits and expanded mental-health coverage are among the highlights of a new collective agreement ratified by Oakville Transit workers who are also members of…

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  • March 7, 2022 March 4, 2022
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Expert panel: Considerations for disability management in a hybrid work environment

As this wave of the coronavirus pandemic abates and more organizations settle into their respective futures of work, leadership teams are considering how the many…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A pair of stories on employee burnout and the ‘Great Resignation’ took the top spots over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most…

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  • February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
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