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Employers must prepare to be compliant with federal pay equity: Mercer

Employers must prepare to be compliant with federal pay equity: Mercer

Canadian employers may need to re-evaluate how they think about job classes and compensation when the federal pay equity legislation comes into effect. The new…

Extra EI sickness benefits would cost feds $1.1 billion a year: PBO

Providing income support for a year to people who are too sick to work would cost the federal government $1 billion more than its current…

Information security, data privacy an increasing concern with flexible working: study

Information security, data privacy an increasing concern with flexible working: study

While half of workers frequently work outside the office, 11 per cent said their employer has no security protocols for using work-related electronic devices offsite, according…

University of Saskatchewan support workers closer to strike over DB pension changes

The union representing University of Saskatchewan support workers is one step closer to striking in an ongoing dispute regarding its members’ wages and pensions. Canadian Union of Public Employees…

Fidelity Investments rolls out charitable giving program for employers

Fidelity Investments rolls out charitable giving program for employers

Fidelity Investments has launched a charitable giving program, which aims to make it easier for employers to manage their philanthropic programs and for employees to…

Canadian women earning $0.84 for every dollar earned by men: study

Canadian women earning $0.84 for every dollar earned by men: study

Canada’s gender pay gap is at 16.1 per cent, with women earning roughly $0.84 for every dollar earned by men, according to a new survey…

Great-West Life, psychologist launch tool for evaluating workplace psychological safety

Great-West Life, psychologist launch tool for evaluating workplace psychological safety

The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and MyWorkplaceHealth.com founder Joti Samra are launching an online tool aimed at helping employers assess their leaders’…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:15
My Take: Employer support important when managing child’s mental-health issue

My Take: Employer support important when managing child’s mental-health issue

It’s estimated by the Mental Health Commission of Canada that 1.2 million children and youth in Canada are affected by mental illness, but less than…

Employees key to transforming organizations: panel

Employees key to transforming organizations: panel

How do employers enable their workforces in the era of disruption? Smart organizations are figuring this out by understanding what skill sets they’ll need in the future…

Canadian employers embracing customization of benefits plans

Canadian employers embracing customization of benefits plans

While 72 per cent of Canadian employers said they expect to differentiate their benefits programs for recruitment and retention in the next three years, just…

  • By: Staff
  • March 22, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
Pay equity problem persists in Canadian workplaces: survey

Pay equity problem persists in Canadian workplaces: survey

Canadian men earn an average annual salary of $66,504, 25 per cent more than the reported average of $49,721 for women, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • March 21, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30

Budget 2019: More proposals that could affect plan sponsors

The 2019 federal budget offered several proposals to help working Canadians, ranging from new leave provisions to tax benefit adjustments. A potential new leave provision is aimed at…

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 14:45
79% of global executives expect freelancers to replace full-time staff: survey

79% of global executives expect freelancers to replace full-time staff: survey

More than three-quarters (79 per cent) of executives said they expect contingent and freelance workers to substantially replace full-time employees in the coming years, according…

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00

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

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

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s senior director of total rewards

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…

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…

  • By: Tom Milne
  • March 9, 2021 March 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Employers should weigh human rights, health risks when drafting pandemic policies

Employers are facing a growing number of legal considerations as they continually adapt policies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent webinar hosted…

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…

Sobeys reinstating ‘hero pay’ for employees amid third wave of pandemic

Sobeys Inc. is reinstating a lockdown bonus for employees in areas with renewed stay-at-home orders, said a statement by the grocery retailer, which also noted…

TTC appointing first chief diversity and culture officer

Keisha Campbell is now serving as the Toronto Transit Commission’s first chief diversity and culture officer, a new executive role created to address systemic issues…

  • By: Staff
  • April 13, 2021 April 13, 2021
  • 09:00

Majority of Amazon workers at Alabama warehouse vote not to unionize

Amazon workers voted against forming a union at a warehouse in Alabama, handing the online retail giant a decisive victory and cutting off a path…