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Office workers used to, well, work in offices. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Since it was first declared, entire organizations — from the chief executive officers steering the ships to the administrative assistants below decks — were upended, flinging everyone from the company mothership into their own personal lifeboats. As employers and employees face down […]


A new year is bringing back old issues for employers and employees alike. The rise of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant meant many students once again switched to online schooling. And while some schools across Canada are now reopening, employers continue to use a combination of flexible schedules and benefits offerings to support working […]


The Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto are among the latest employers to fire workers for not complying with a mandatory coronavirus vaccination policy. In a press release, Marvin Alfred, president of the Amalgamated Transit Unit Local 113, said the TTC has fired several hundred workers for not receiving vaccines, noting the terminations […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2022 January 11, 2022
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As the phenomenon of coronavirus long-haulers — individuals who display symptoms for months following infection — becomes more prominent amid the ongoing pandemic, plan sponsors are taking a flexible and individualized approach through their human resources practices and benefits offerings to support impacted plan members. Mike Mousseau, national well-being and engagement consultant at Arthur J. […]


With the Omicron coronavirus variant prompting school closures and a return to remote learning in several provinces, flexibility is key for employers supporting parents of school-age children, says Kim Siddall, vice-president of enterprise consulting for the west at People Corporation. “This means being flexible with the changing environment, because things are shifting without a lot […]

Several Canadian financial institutions are delaying their return-to-office plans as concerns increase about the highly-transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant. Scotiabank is pausing a planned return to the workplace for head office employees, following the latest coronavirus pandemic guidance from the Ontario government. In an emailed statement to Benefits Canada, a spokesperson from the bank said timing […]