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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…

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City of Toronto lifting coronavirus vaccine mandate Dec. 1

The City of Toronto is lifting its coronavirus vaccination mandate for employees, effective Dec. 1. According to a press release, the mandate, which was introduced…

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  • November 11, 2022 November 10, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article about an open letter that highlighted how proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act could have a positive impact on defined benefit…

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
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EI system needs redesign amid threat of recession: report

Canada’s employment insurance system requires modernization to weather negative economic shocks, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute. The report, which analyzed…

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  • October 12, 2022 October 11, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on Ontario’s incoming electronic monitoring policy was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories…

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  • October 7, 2022 October 6, 2022
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Ontario’s electronic monitoring policy ensures employer transparency: lawyer

By requiring employers to have a written policy on the electronic monitoring of their employees, the Ontario government is aiming to increase employer transparency, says Andy…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on Canada’s ranking in retiree well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories…

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  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Will U.S.-style gig worker litigation come to Canada?

A gig worker by any other name would be a lot more expensive. In most jurisdictions, Uber Technology Inc. drivers and their app-based brethren are…

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Court rules employers must include electronic tips under pensionable earnings

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that a Halifax restaurant must include a portion of the electronic gratuities intended for wait staff as “pensionable…

Could provincial governments legislate paid time off for religious holidays outside of Christianity?

When it comes to paid time-off policies for religious holidays outside of Christmas and Easter, can provincial governments do more to ensure all employees receive…

City of Windsor facing lawsuit over terminations tied to coronavirus vaccination policy

Former employees of the City of Windsor, Ont. are pursuing legal action after being fired for violating the City’s coronavirus vaccination policy. While the lawsuit…

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U.S. labour board accuses Starbucks of pay disparity

A regional office of the National Labor Relations Board says Starbucks Corp. is violating U.S. labour law by withholding pay hikes and other benefits from…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the Royal Bank of Canada’s plans for returning employees to the office was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week.…

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  • August 26, 2022 August 25, 2022
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Which Canadian provinces are introducing right-to-disconnect legislation?

While right-to-disconnect legislation provides employees with a clear definition of their expected work hours, governments have to be careful they aren’t overly regulating because people…

Union calling on government to renew pandemic EI measures

The average disqualifications from employment insurance fell from 86,000 to 44,000 after the federal government implemented improved qualification criteria in September 2020 to address rising…

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  • August 22, 2022 August 22, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on HSBC Bank Canada’s new benefits offerings was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news…

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  • August 19, 2022 August 19, 2022
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Employee placed on unpaid leave over mask refusal not entitled to reasonable notice: Alberta court

An Alberta court has ruled that a Calgary grocery store worker placed on indefinite unpaid leave — for failure to comply with a mandatory mask…

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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…

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  • August 5, 2022 August 7, 2022
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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…