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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 report by ADP Canada Co. Surveyed Canadian working men were significantly more likely to make more than $80,000 in pre-tax salary, while working women were more likely to make between […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 8, 2021 March 8, 2021
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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 it easier for women to challenge wage imbalances and close the gender pay gap. “For equal pay, you need transparency. Women must know whether their employers treat them fairly,” says […]

A new survey by Ipsos for the Canadian Cancer Society showed 88 per cent of Canadians support extending the employment insurance sickness benefit to at least 26 weeks from the current 15. The cancer society has long advocated for this measure to ensure people living with cancer have more paid time off of work to […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00

The federal government is adding extra weeks of income support for employees who are feeling ill or have to isolate, unemployed workers and parents at home with children due to the pandemic. The government plans to add 12 weeks of eligibility to the $500-per-week Canada Recovery Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, raising the maximum number […]

Feds supporting B.C. workplace violence-, harassment-prevention training program

The federal government, the B.C. Maritime Employers Association and its partners, the Warehouse Union Canada, and the Ending Violence Association of B.C., are launching a comprehensive harassment- and violence-prevention training program for B.C.’s 10,000-person waterfront workforce, according to a press release. “Every Canadian has the right to work in a healthy, respectful and safe environment. Supporting […]

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  • February 11, 2021 February 11, 2021
  • 09:00
Feds changing sick-leave benefit amid non-essential travel uproar

The Canada Revenue Agency is tweaking the requirements for three federal benefits following an uproar over the possibility of Canadians applying for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit after ignoring public-health advice to not engage in non-essential travel. Anyone applying for the sick-leave benefit, the Canada Recovery Benefit or the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit will now need to say whether they’re in […]

New federal employment equity, safety legislation taking effect

A series of legislative changes to Canada’s labour code aiming to make workplaces healthier, safer and fairer took effect as of Jan. 1, 2021. The changes include new pay transparency regulations for federally regulated, private sector employers with 100 or more employees. According to a press release, the move makes Canada the first country to […]

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  • January 5, 2021 January 5, 2021
  • 09:00
Pandemic-induced recession may impact paternity leave usage: study

New research is suggesting a bump in the number of fathers planning to take time off with a new baby under a nascent national leave program could be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been more than a year since the Canadian government started offering the use-it-or-lose-it extra weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents. The program was […]

Federal government publishes employment equity regulations

The federal government is introducing new pay transparency regulations for federally regulated, private sector employers with 100 or more employees. The legislative amendment to the Equity Act, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, aims to help address equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. With the move, Canada will be the first country to make wage […]

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  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
  • 15:15
U.S. SEC proposing gig workers paid in company stocks

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing new rules that would allow gig workers to be partially paid in company equity. If adopted, the proposed rules would be in effect for a five-year period and allow employers to pay gig workers up to 15 per cent of their annual compensation in equity, to a […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 26, 2020 February 23, 2021
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