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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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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,…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

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

SEB’s FlexPlus is simplifying the benefits plan enrolment process

Navigating the benefits plan enrolment process — and the multiple service providers in a benefits offering — can be a challenge for employees with plenty…

2020 Consultants Report: Pandemic will fundamentally change benefits, pension plans

The coronavirus pandemic is fundamentally changing the future of work and, very likely, the nature of employer-sponsored benefits and pension plans. Looking to the end…

Citigroup staff plant trees, work at food banks for annual volunteering day

Citigroup Inc.’s employees in Toronto spent Tuesday planting trees and shrubs at a local conservation area for the bank’s global community day. During Citi’s annual…

EU implementing new pay transparency rules to help close gender wage gap

Ahead of International Women’s Day next week, the European Union Commission announced it’s imposing new rules to make pay levels public in order to make…

The legal risks of drug plan design changes

Drug plan design changes are often unavoidable, whether they’re due to a carrier modifying contracts across the board or an employer looking to manage ballooning…

Government releases results of workplace harassment, violence consultation

More than half (54 per cent) of Canadians believe training around workplace harassment and violence should occur annually, while 28 per cent said it should…

  • By: Staff
  • May 1, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 10:05

How employers can support employees’ financial literacy, wellness amid DIY-investing craze

Possibly getting rich quick with a few swipes on one’s phone certainly sounds appealing and based on recent statistics and news reports, more and more…

Monetary-performance bonuses top perk for employees: poll

Almost half (46 per cent) of Canadian employees said monetary-performance bonuses make them feel most appreciated by an employer, according to a poll done in…

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021
  • 09:00

HOOPP focusing on DEI, stopping anti-Black racism

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is making diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives a top priority, including a commitment to combat anti-Black systemic racism. Elena…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 26, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00