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A summary of Ontario’s changing employment and labour legislation

A summary of Ontario’s changing employment and labour legislation

Many of the changes that were introduced to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act in January 2018 were short-lived, as the province’s new government elected in June…

  • February 19, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:00
How Scotiabank supported an employee’s gender transition

How Scotiabank supported an employee’s gender transition

During an employee’s gender transition, virtually every workplace benefit can come into play, including drug coverage, employee assistance programs, flexible working options, mental-health programs and…

Using benefits, pension programs to maximize CSR policies

Using benefits, pension programs to maximize CSR policies

Though the term ‘corporate social responsibility’ varies across companies and countries, it’s generally considered to be a form of organizational self-regulation focusing on an employer’s…

  • By: Leigh Doyle
  • February 15, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:57
A look at extended parental benefits one year on

A look at extended parental benefits one year on

With a baby due in March, Ashley Bangsund and her partner Nick Goodall didn’t think twice about whether to take the traditional 12 months of…

  • By: Sonya Felix
  • February 15, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:55
Workplace relief funds encourage staff to support colleagues

Workplace relief funds encourage staff to support colleagues

When catastrophe or tragedy strike, people turn to their savings, their insurance plans or their families for help. But at some companies, a specialized monetary…

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • February 15, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:52
Q&A with CAA Atlantic’s Morag Duncan

Q&A with CAA Atlantic’s Morag Duncan

The Canadian Automobile Association Atlantic Ltd.’s vice-president of human resources talks employee wellness and education, tax-free savings accounts and learning how to code. Q. What…

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • February 15, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:50
Two-thirds of global employees would swap data for more customized benefits

Two-thirds of global employees would swap data for more customized benefits

Two-thirds (62 per cent) of global employees said they’d exchange their work-related data for more customized benefits, rewards and compensation, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • February 13, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 16:15

More gender diversity needed in alternative investments: report

Institutional investors are driving efforts to improve gender diversity within the alternative investments space, but there are still major challenges in recruiting, retaining and advancing…

Companies make room for the office power nap, recognizing need for rest

Companies make room for the office power nap, recognizing need for rest

Snoozing on the job isn’t just permitted at Bob Vaez’s software company, it’s encouraged. The Toronto boss of EventMobi describes himself as  “the only CEO…

How some employers are helping staff talk pot with their kids

How some employers are helping staff talk pot with their kids

Following the legalization of recreational cannabis in October 2018, most Canadian organizations created policies for employees on what is and isn’t allowed in the workplace. But one group…

How will 2018’s employment law changes play out for employers in 2019?

How will 2018’s employment law changes play out for employers in 2019?

In 2018, several significant employment and labour law changes were rolled out across Canada, especially in Ontario, which saw a change of government in June. “These changes will…

Gallagher appoints new president of Canadian benefits group

Gallagher appoints new president of Canadian benefits group

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is appointing Melanie Jeannotte as the national president of its benefits services group in Canada. Prior to the new role,…

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:10
CN, United Steelworkers’ agreement includes improved dental, health benefits

CN, United Steelworkers’ agreement includes improved dental, health benefits

The tentative agreement reached by the Canadian National Railway Co. and the United Steelworkers union has been approved by a national ratification vote. In addition…

  • By: Staff
  • February 5, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 19:00

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…

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

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

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

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

76% of companies lacking DEI goals: survey

More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of companies have no diversity or inclusion goals of any nature, according to a new survey by human-resources analyst…

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 09:00

TD Bank expanding DEI goals via e-training, shared experiences

TD Bank is broadening its diversity, equity and inclusion goals and connecting employees through anti-racism e-learnings, promoting intersectionality and a storytelling approach. During the month…

IKEA Canada signing BlackNorth pledge, expanding DEI efforts

IKEA Canada is signing the BlackNorth Initiative pledge as part of its ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The pledge during Black History Month reconfirms…

  • By: Staff
  • February 18, 2021 February 18, 2021
  • 09:00