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How are employers supporting the big shift to remote work?

For years, many employees had ad hoc, work-from-home arrangements with their employers. Then came the coronavirus pandemic, which kicked the shift to remote working into…

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s Martha Callum

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.’s senior director of total rewards, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion initiatives and perfecting her baguette…

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Ford steering 30K employees to indefinite remote work

It’s a question occupying the minds of millions of employees who’ve worked from home for just over a year now: will they still be allowed…

Mandatory coronavirus testing for unionized employees allowed: arbitrator

Arbitrator Dana Randall has ruled that unilaterally-imposed, bi-weekly testing for the novel coronavirus at a Woodstock, Ont., unionized retirement home is reasonable when weighed against…

Ontario Amazon warehouse being investigated for labour violations following coronavirus outbreak

An Amazon warehouse that was ordered to shut down last week due to a major coronavirus outbreak is also being investigated for potential labour violations, the Ontario…

Nike releases new DEI goals, ties executive pay to broader ESG efforts

Nike Inc. has released a series of diversity, equity and inclusion targets it aims to achieve over the next five years and announced it’ll tie…

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  • March 15, 2021 March 16, 2021
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One year later: Why employers should create ‘water-cooler’ moments for employees amid the pandemic

As the world enters the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, employers and employees alike have rapidly adapted to the new virtual workplace, but the…

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Bridgestone offering U.S. staff $100 to get coronavirus vaccinations

Bridgestone Corp. is offering US$100 payments to its approximately 33,000 employees in the U.S. to  get vaccinated against the coronavirus, joining a group of large companies…

Canadian employers planning for a post-pandemic reality: survey

Canadian employers are preparing vaccination, remote-work and hiring plans as they look forward to a post-coronavirus pandemic world, according to a new survey from ManpowerGroup…

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  • March 10, 2021 March 16, 2021
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How to communicate the value of a benefits plan to employees

It’s often said perception is reality and that’s definitely true when it comes to benefits plans. If employees can’t easily perceive the value in their…

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  • March 9, 2021 March 22, 2021
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Unions calling for ‘universal wage’ for PSWs, better access to PPE for health-care workers

Health-care workers across Ontario are still struggling to obtain personal protective equipment to shield them from the coronavirus, said three major unions, which are also…

Majority of Canadians experiencing mental-health issues not seeking help: survey

More than half (54 per cent) of Canadians experiencing mental-health issues haven’t sought medical support, according to a new survey by Sun Life Financial Inc.…

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  • March 8, 2021 March 8, 2021
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Canadian women earned 23% less than men in 2020: report

The gender wage gap in Canada continues to persist, with women earning 23 per cent less in total income than men in 2020, according to a…

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  • March 8, 2021 April 23, 2021
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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…