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Constructive dismissal and the corresponding duty to mitigate damages

Constructive dismissal and the corresponding duty to mitigate damages

In a recent case, the Ontario Superior Court found an employee failed to mitigate damages when he refused a return-to-work offer from his employer, with whom he…

  • June 4, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30

Generation Z wants supportive managers, flexible work hours: survey

A third of generation Z measure success by manager recognition and colleague support, according to a new survey by the Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. The survey,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00
Canada seeing measurable improvements in women on corporate boards: report

Canada seeing measurable improvements in women on corporate boards: report

Four years after the Ontario Securities Commission introduced its comply-or-explain disclosure policy, Canada has seen measurable improvements in the number of women sitting on corporate…

Canada Life introducing RESP to group benefits plans

Students value salary, development in prospective jobs: survey

A good salary, job security and professional development are the top employment criteria for post-secondary students, according to a new survey by Universum Global. The…

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  • May 30, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 09:00

PIPSC agreement includes parental leave top-up, paid domestic violence leave

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and the Treasury Board have reached an agreement that includes expanded parental leave top-up, paid leave…

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  • May 29, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:30

Work-home role ambiguity negatively affects commuters: study

Employees who think about their upcoming role at work during their morning commutes are less likely to be negatively affected, according to a recent study by the…

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  • May 27, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:45

Employers must shape workplace culture to fit preferences of younger generations: survey

More than four out of five (83 per cent) Canadian workers are satisfied with their work, according to a study on the Canadian workplace by office supplies,…

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  • May 24, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 13:15

To raise workplace productivity, turn the thermostat up: study

A new study linking gender and responses to temperature could have an impact on workplace productivity. The study, which was published in the German-based, peer-reviewed scientific…

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  • May 23, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:45

Fear of speaking up can lead to employee mental-health issues: survey

The majority of U.S. employees feel they can’t share an idea, opinion or concern at work due to a fear of disrupting their role at…

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  • May 21, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00

Should employers help staff save for vacations?

Benefits plans tackle everything from retirement to rheumatoid arthritis, but should they help employees cross items off their bucket lists, too? In her research, Erica…

CMHA releases guide for workplace impairment policies

The Canadian Mental Health Association is publishing a free resource to help employers develop new workplace impairment policies or update their existing ones. The guide’s goal…

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  • May 15, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:15

Diversity and inclusion key part of new parental sharing benefit

The ways that Canadians partner up is changing, leading to questions about how different types of families access parental benefits. “When we think about Canada, and we…

Distressed workers lose eight days a month in productivity: research

Employees dealing with mental-health or other well-being issues spend more than a third of their time at the office being unproductive, according to new research by…

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  • May 15, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 08:12

Focusing on employee experience helping build new, improved work culture

Amid the second (and hopefully last) year of the coronavirus pandemic, employers are starting to plan for the post-pandemic future. On March 11, 2020, the…

Editorial: Learning by doing during a once-in-a-century crisis

The best way to learn is by doing. And since March 11, 2020, when a pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization, we’ve all…

How Citigroup is using leave policies to support employees amid the pandemic

As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic reshape the Canadian workplace and employees struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, Citigroup Inc. is preparing for…

B.C.’s temporary paid sick leave program laying groundwork for permanent offering: Premier

Employees affected by the coronavirus in British Columbia will qualify for up to three days of paid sick leave under proposed legislation that Premier John Horgan expects will…

What are the current provincial policies on emergency, sick leave amid the coronavirus pandemic?

While the debate over paid sick days intensifies across Canada, only two provinces currently offer this benefit on a permanent basis. On April 30, Ontario…

Pandemic highlights need to settle on right-to-disconnect rules: labour minister

The federal labour minister says the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need to give employees the ability to avoid work emails and text messages as the lines between…

CFIB, Unifor clashing over proposed $15 federal minimum wage

The head of the country’s largest private sector union says Parliament should raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour and possibly put future…

Starbucks Canada giving staff temporary paid sick leave, raising wages

Starbucks Corp. is offering all of its Canadian retail employees three temporary paid sick days from April 19 to Sept. 25. The move comes after…

Editorial: Enthusiasm for virtual health care stretching into paramedical sector

There’s a reason so many episodes of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm penned by Larry David revolve around the annoyances of medical appointments. To paraphrase…