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Feds offering more rapid coronavirus tests to employers

The Canadian government is providing more employers with free rapid tests for workplace coronavirus screenings. According to a press release, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce…

Half of employees placing more value on flexibility than hours, location since pandemic: survey

Almost half (49 per cent) of Canadian workers said they value flexibility over hours or location more now than prior to the coronavirus pandemic, while…

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  • May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021
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Majority of Canadian employees remain optimistic about workplace: survey

While 74 per cent of Canadian employees said their optimism about the workplace remains unchanged from before the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing crisis has affected…

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  • May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
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Google, IBM shifting employees to hybrid work model post-pandemic

Google and IBM Corp. are planning to shift the majority of their respective workforces to a hybrid work model, as the companies begin to plan…

Pensions, permanency of contract workers at heart of Nestlé strike

More than 470 employees at a Nestlé Canada plant in Toronto are on strike after Unifor Local 252 and the company failed to reach an…

CRA allowing employees to claim up to $400 work-from-home tax deduction

OPSEU increasing paid sick days for employees during pandemic

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is giving its staff more paid sick days until the end of the coronavirus pandemic or for the duration…

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  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
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LinkedIn supporting well-being via bonus paid week off for global workforce

To support employees through the many personal and professional challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn Corp. recently provided its global workforce with a week…

61% of Canadian employers worrying about employee retention amid pandemic: survey

Almost half (49 per cent) of Canadian employers said they’ve put promotions on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic and, as a result, 61 per…

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  • May 4, 2021 May 4, 2021
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Twitter’s monthly #DaysofRest initiative helping prevent employee burnout amid pandemic

In the wake of upheaval in 2020 caused by the coronavirus pandemic and racially charged events in the U.S. that ignited a year of social…

Offering commuting perks part of post-pandemic planning for employers

For many Canadians, the coronavirus pandemic profoundly changed their daily commute: people used to catching a subway or driving or biking to work now commute…

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Employees working harder, more loyal to employers amid pandemic: survey

While the coronavirus pandemic has caused elevated workloads and exhaustion among employees, it’s also resulted in improved loyalty to employers and a stronger sense of…

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  • April 28, 2021 April 28, 2021
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New stock option regime set to take effect this July

The federal government’s recent budget confirmed its intention to proceed with the new stock option regime previously announced in its November 30, 2020, economic statement…

Employees in Alberta getting paid coronavirus vaccination leave

Alberta recently joined a growing list of provinces and territories that are amending legislation to introduce paid time off for workers who wish to get…

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Employee mental health top well-being issue for 72% of Canadian employers: survey

Employee mental health is the top well-being issue in Canada, according to 72 per cent of employers, surveyed for Aon’s 2021 global well-being survey. Work-life…

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  • April 26, 2021 April 26, 2021
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Canadian employers stepping up as controversy around paid sick days swirls

As it becomes increasingly clear that workplaces are a key transmission location in the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, some Canadian employers are offering…

Earth Day: Strong support for sustainable investing coming from plan members

It isn’t just asset managers who are increasingly embracing the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision-making. An important contributor to “record…

Opposition leaders criticizing Liberals over pharmacare, old-age security and childcare

Federal opposition leaders are criticizing the Liberal government’s first budget in two years for omitting pharmacare, while suggesting alternatives to a proposed $30-billion national childcare…

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Federal budget highlights national childcare system, extension of pandemic subsidies

In its 2021 budget on Monday, the federal government said it’s proposing nearly $30 billion over the next five years towards a national community-based childcare…

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  • April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021
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‘More needs to be done’ to increase number of women on boards: report

Women remain underrepresented in boardrooms of Canadian companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange despite the introduction of disclosure requirements intended to boost their numbers, according…

Employers looking at location-based pay amid shift to remote working: survey

As the shift to full-time remote working endures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, location-based pay policies are coming to the forefront of discussions as employers…

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  • April 19, 2021 April 26, 2021
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Q&A with Microsoft Canada’s Carolyn Byer

Microsoft Canada’s head of human resources, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, implementing DEI measures and supporting employee mental health Q. What top…

Volkswagen giving frontline workers in Germany €1,000 bonuses during coronavirus crisis

In recognition of its employees’ efforts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Volkswagen and Germany’s largest industrial union have agreed on a 23-month wage deal that…

Salesforce allowing vaccinated U.S. staff to return to office

In just a few weeks, Salesforce will allow employees in select U.S. locations to return to work in the office, according to a statement the…

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  • April 14, 2021 April 26, 2021
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Scotiabank CEO calling on feds to increase childcare spending

The head of the Bank of Nova Scotia is urging Ottawa to top up the annual Canada Child Benefit and increase childcare expense deductions, ahead…

Sobeys reinstating ‘hero pay’ for employees amid third wave of pandemic

Sobeys Inc. is reinstating a lockdown bonus for employees in areas with renewed stay-at-home orders, said a statement by the grocery retailer, which also noted…