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Ontario court upholds employees’ right to sue for wrongful dismissal in cases of chronic stress

Ontario’s Divisional Court is affirming employees’ right to sue for wrongful and constructive dismissal in the civil courts in cases of chronic mental stress arising…

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: Digital inclusion, employee support, flexibility key in return to the workplace

With restrictions gradually lifting across the country this summer, employers started to turn their attention to their return to the workplace plans. Now, the fourth…

Head to head: Should provincial governments require employers to provide minimum paid sick leave?

Eighteen months into the coronavirus pandemic and counting, one of its hottest topics is still up for debate. Jim Stanford, economist and director of the…

Transat, WestJet employee vaccination policies taking flight

Transat A.T. Inc., like competitors Air Canada and WestJet Airlines, is requiring all of its employees to be fully vaccinated in accordance with a federal…

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Liberals promising to protect employers mandating coronavirus vaccines

Amid the ongoing federal election campaign, the Liberal Party is promising to table legislation that would allow employers to request proof of a coronavirus vaccination…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 15:00
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KPMG, Couche-Tard mandating coronavirus vaccinations for employees

KPMG in Canada is among the latest companies requiring coronavirus vaccinations all employees. As of Oct. 1, the company is mandating vaccinations for all partners, employees,…

Google delaying return to office until 2022

Google is once again postponing a return to the office for most workers until early 2022, in addition to requiring all employees to be vaccinated…

Chicago police pension fund accused of mismanaging funds by outside auditor

A report from the Chicago Police Department Pension Board Accountability Group is accusing the management of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago of…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

What can employers do if workers won’t get coronavirus vaccine?

Air Canada’s recent decision not to offer rapid testing as an alternative for employees who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus sets a tough new…

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Federal parties making mental-health services promises on campaign trail

If elected, the Conservative Party is promising it will encourage employers to add mental-health coverage to their benefits plans by offering a tax credit for…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
  • 09:00

Majority of employers are planning return to workplace this year, finds survey

More than half (54 per cent) of attendees to Benefits Canada‘s virtual return-to-work webinar on Aug. 12 said they’re planning a phased return to the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2021 August 31, 2021
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New pay equity legislation aiming to close gender wage gap

The federal government is taking steps to close the gender wage gap with the Pay Equity Act, which came into effect on Aug. 31. The…

Uber Canada sharing details of self-directed benefits fund for gig workers

Uber Technologies Inc. is revealing more details of a labour model it’s pitching to Canadian provinces and territories, a model that’s drawn opposition from some…

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NDP promising universal pharmacare, Conservatives looking to double EI sickness benefits

If elected, New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh is pledging to begin working with provinces immediately to deliver a single-payer, public pharmacare program for all…

Unvaccinated Air Canada employees facing unpaid leave, termination

Air Canada is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and to report their vaccination status by Oct. 30. While the company will…

  • By: Staff
  • August 27, 2021 September 3, 2021
  • 09:00

Where do the federal parties stand on paid sick leave?

Paid sick days has been a hot topic throughout the coronavirus pandemic and political leaders are pitching their solutions in the lead-up to the federal…

Some Uber, Lyft drivers suing over California’s Proposition 22

Exempting Uber, Lyft drivers from employee classification, benefits unconstitutional: Calif. judge

A judge is striking down a California ballot measure that exempted Uber and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services from a state law requiring drivers to…

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Webinar coverage: Is flexibility key to a successful return to the workplace?

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, Julie Gaudry and her colleagues in the industry braced themselves for a surge in disability…

Liberals promising 10 sick days for federally regulated employees

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is promising 10 sick days for federally regulated employees. Trudeau made the promise on the federal election trail on Friday ahead of Canadians going…

Vaccine policies gaining steam with small-, medium-sized employers

When the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic started to intensify in Canada, Toronto-based tech company Staffy decided it was time to implement a vaccination…

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Twitter among growing list of Canadian employers, governments enacting vaccination policies

Twitter Inc. is among the latest employers enacting a coronavirus vaccination policy for employees. In an emailed statement to Benefits Canada, the social media company…

Trudeau mandating coronavirus vaccinations for federal employees

Ottawa will require federal employees and workers in federally regulated industries to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, marking a shift in the federal government’s position…

Ontario court certifying Uber class action over employee classification

Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has certified a class-action lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc., which advances a fight to get some of the platform’s Canadian…

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How to encourage vaccine hesitant employees to get the shot

With coronavirus vaccinations playing a key role in shaping the post-coronavirus pandemic workplace, employers can help employees overcome vaccine hesitancy through a variety of measures,…

Trudeau considering mandating coronavirus vaccines for federal employees

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s considering making coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for some federally regulated workplaces in a bid to boost Canada’s vaccination levels. He’s asked…