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Workplace vaccine mandates being upheld as challenges largely tossed out, say experts

Legal challenges of employer vaccine mandates and health measures are being tossed out as arbitrators in Canada largely side with the need to maintain safe workplaces…

Pay transparency could help solve gender, racial wage inequities: experts

As widespread labour shortages force Canadian companies to re-evaluate their employee recruitment and retention practices, experts say pay transparency is increasingly in the spotlight. Outside of the…


TTC, City of Toronto terminating unvaccinated employees

The Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto are among the latest employers to fire workers for not complying with a mandatory coronavirus vaccination…

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2022 January 11, 2022
  • 15:00

Expert panel: Publicity placing employees in false light could lead to legal issues

The possible legal ramifications of publicity placing a current or past employee in a false light is an issue employers should keep in mind in…

  • By: Rayaz Khan
  • January 11, 2022 January 21, 2022
  • 09:00

How employers are focusing on right-to-disconnect movement in 2022

During Danish Yusuf’s morning routine, his work phone rarely rings and seldom is there an appointment with his Toronto insurance company staff. The lack of…

Most coronavirus vaccine refusers won’t get federal pandemic benefits: minister

The federal minister in charge of aid to the unemployed says jobless Canadians who refuse to get vaccinated may find themselves blocked from benefits so…

Liberals eye easing access to maternity, parental leave in EI review: minister

The minister in charge of Canada’s federal social safety net for workers says the government is looking at removing rules that make it difficult for…

Why CPP premiums are getting a bigger bump than planned

Jan. 1 felt like Groundhog Day for all employees and employers paying into the Canada Pension Plan. Like last year, contributions went up again by more…

Ontario government raises minimum wage to $15 per hour

The Ontario government is raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. “Ontario’s workers deserve a raise and today we’re delivering one,” said Premier Doug…

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2022 January 3, 2022
  • 08:45

Sounding Board: Legal issues for employers dealing with coronavirus vaccine exemption requests

Employers have had to navigate many unique legal issues this year, including how to deal with the issue of coronavirus vaccines and employees. One question…

Top 10 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of 2021

The second year since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic was a significant one for the human resources, benefits, pension and investment industries, particularly…

Top 10 HR stories of 2021

Employers’ top concerns in 2021 included the coronavirus pandemic, vaccination policies, the impact of inflation on salaries, new employment legislation and plans for returning to…


My take: Employers can play key role in supporting employees’ estate planning efforts

Ah, the sights and sounds of the holidays: trees and homes covered in lights, meticulously wrapped gifts piling ever higher and radios blaring the same…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 27, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: HR trends to keep an eye on in 2022

As 2021 winds down, I have a few predictions of the human resources trends for employers to keep top of mind in 2022. Employers finding…

  • By: Tom Milne
  • December 23, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 09:00

Share transfers to executives, employees are income not capital gains: appeal court

A Federal Court of Appeal ruling will make it very difficult for executives and employees to treat share transfers from their companies as capital gains…

Feds fast-tracking pandemic aid, sick leave bills

The Senate gave quick approval Thursday to a new round of coronavirus pandemic aid after federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland made a pre-holiday plea to…

Head to head: Should employers worry about time theft with remote workers?

With the shift to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, some leaders are concerned about what employees are actually doing, or not doing, during…

Road to returning to office filled with legal potholes for employers

Angry mobs of anti-vaccination protestors holding up handmade signs with messages like “freedom not fear” have been popping up across the country and around the…

ACPM calling on feds to streamline pension overpayment recovery

Federal government extending pandemic aid for employers, employees

The federal government is extending several coronavirus pandemic aid measures as the pandemic rages on. During the economic and fiscal update on Tuesday, the government…

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Starbucks can afford ‘decent wage with decent benefits,’ says Sanders as N.Y. store unionizes

Starbucks Corp. workers at a store in Buffalo, N.Y., voted to unionize on Thursday, a first for the 50-year-old coffee retailer in the U.S. and…

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Ontario recommending introduction of new portable benefits program

A new report by the Ontario government’s advisory committee on the future of work is recommending the introduction of a new portable benefits program. The…

  • By: Staff
  • December 10, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

With many employers eyeing a return to the office in 2022, it’s no surprise a story looking at how the City of Toronto and a…

  • By: Staff
  • December 10, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 09:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021
  • 09:00
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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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…