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Employers can expect surge of claims linked to long-haul coronavirus, remote work injuries: lawyers

As the pandemic winds down, employers can expect to see an increase in disability claims related to long-haul coronavirus infections and compensation claims resulting from…

74% of employers say cost is most important part of benefits plan design, review: survey

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employers cite cost as the most important aspect to consider when designing and reviewing their benefits plans, followed by employee…

45% of remote, hybrid workers seeing improvement in performance: survey

More than two-fifths (45 per cent) of employees who work remotely or in a hybrid arrangement say their teams’ performance improved during the past two…

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  • June 14, 2022 June 13, 2022
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Employers should walk, not run back to onsite working: experts

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office —…

74% of employers hiring external candidates for leadership roles: survey

While 88 per cent of global executives say their organizations use succession planning, 74 per cent report their organizations often or always hire external candidates…

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  • June 13, 2022 June 10, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how pension plans are approaching risk management was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

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  • June 10, 2022 June 9, 2022
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Scotiabank marking Pride Month by increasing LGBTQ2S+ employee representation targets

Scotiabank is marking Pride Month by setting new targets for LGBTQ2S+ representation and connecting employees with volunteering opportunities in a range of communities. Dominic Cole-Morgan,…

Candu Energy gives employees just one day’s notice to return to in-person work: union

Employees at Candu Energy Inc. were given just one business day’s notice to return to full-time onsite work, according to the union representing engineers, scientists and…

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  • June 9, 2022 June 9, 2022
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Procter & Gamble Canada hosting Pride events for employees, providing inclusivity training

Procter & Gamble Canada is marking Pride Month with two events for employees to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion issues. On June 14, the consumer…

U.S. employee resignations jumped by 41% in 2022: survey

U.S. employers saw a 41 per cent spike in voluntary employee departures in 2022, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled…

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  • June 8, 2022 June 8, 2022
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Remote, hybrid work creating schism among employees

Employees like Matt Fairbanks are one of the reasons the hospitality and restaurant industry is struggling to find workers even as the coronavirus pandemic wanes.…

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44% of employers believe remote work a factor for women leaving the workforce: survey

More than two-fifths (44 per cent) of employers believe remote working has led women to exit the workforce due to the potential for longer workdays,…

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  • June 8, 2022 June 7, 2022
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A third of U.S. workers believe their employer lacks sufficient commitment to DEI: survey

Roughly a third of U.S. employees believe their employer lacks a sufficient commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a new survey by Buck…

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  • June 7, 2022 June 6, 2022
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Manulife supporting LGBTQ2S+ employees’ mental health, hosting Pride Month events

Manulife Financial Corp. is supporting its LGBTQ2S+ employees during Pride Month and beyond with speaker sessions and ongoing enhancements to its benefits plan. Throughout June,…

What are the legal considerations for employers returning to onsite working?

As the coronavirus pandemic recedes, employers planning a return to the office have several legal issues to consider. Hugh Christie, a Toronto-based managing partner at Ogletree,…

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on the possible surge of disability claims linked to long-haul coronavirus and remote work injuries was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the…

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Seattle passes measures to address gig worker pay, rights

Seattle’s city council unanimously approved a measure that pushes app-based companies like food delivery services to improve wages and other working conditions for gig workers.…

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how Scotiabank is supporting employee financial well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

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  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Ontario’s right-to-disconnect legislation takes effect

Ontario’s right-to-disconnect legislation takes effect today, requiring employers to have a written policy about employees disconnecting from their job at the end of the workday.…

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  • June 2, 2022 June 1, 2022
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20% of employees experiencing increased workplace conflict, aggression: survey

A third (34 per cent) of Canadians say their employer doesn’t provide training or support to deal with workplace conflict, while another 20 per cent…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 27, 2022
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More U.S., U.K. employers offering new childcare programs, subsidies amid pandemic: survey

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. employees and one in five U.K. workers say their employer has introduced new childcare programs or subsidies over the past…

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  • June 27, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Deadline extended for the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards to Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m. EST. The annual awards recognize employers and…

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  • June 27, 2022 June 24, 2022
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