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Canada’s 100 highest-paid chief executive officers — who are overwhelmingly male — were paid an average of $14.9 million in 2022, 246-times more than the average employee wage and setting a new record, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. It found in 2022, Canadian employees received an average pay […]

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  • January 9, 2024 January 9, 2024
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New U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission listing requirements that impact compensation clawbacks could create conflicts with domestic employment laws for Canadian companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges. The rules are expected to take effect on Oct. 2, 2023, with compliance mandated by Dec. 1, 2023. They require all issuers on U.S. exchanges to adopt mandatory […]

Proxy voting is playing a bigger role in institutional investors’ environmental, social and governance strategies, according to Christie Stephenson, executive director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, speaking during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Global Investment Conference. Long viewed as a value […]

McCarthy Tétrault LLP is appointing Susan Nickerson as partner and head of its pensions, benefits and executive compensation group. Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, she was a partner in Torys LLP’s pension and employee benefits law division for nearly 10 years. She’s also a past chair of the Association of Canadian Pension Management and its […]

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  • April 19, 2023 April 18, 2023
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An article on the potential impacts of Alberta withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Employers raising concerns over Alberta leaving CPP, but expert says move could yield benefits for workers 2. Co-operators acquiring Smart Employee Benefits […]

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  • January 13, 2023 January 12, 2023
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Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

Canada’s largest employers are increasing their use of environmental, social and governance factors in determining executive compensation, according to a new report by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. The report analyzed public disclosures from more than 80 TSX-listed companies, including those listed on the S&P TSX60 as well as 40 organizations that have been identified by […]

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  • January 10, 2023 January 9, 2023
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The majority (80 per cent) of Canadian public companies are using at least one environmental, social and governance factor in their executive compensation plans, with social factors (78 per cent) the most prevalent measure, according to a new report by WTW. The report, which analyzed disclosures from 900 public companies across the globe, found two-fifths […]

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  • December 23, 2022 December 22, 2022
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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 year, according to a survey by software company Beqom. The survey, which polled 2,000 employees in the U.K. and the U.S., found 45 per cent of U.S parents and 42 […]

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  • June 27, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Median pay for women occupying the corner office rose to nearly $16 million, according to an annual survey by Equilar Inc. for The Associated Press. Still, experts say there’s much more to be done to improve gender diversity in the corporate ranks and close the pay gap between men and women. Jane Stevenson, vice-chair of […]

More than two-thirds (71 per cent) of small- and mid-sized U.S. employers said offering more employee benefits helps improve retention, while 70 per cent said benefits help with recruitment efforts, according to a new survey by Principal Financial Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employers, found two-thirds (67 per cent) said employee […]

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  • March 31, 2022 March 30, 2022
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