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The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is giving its staff more paid sick days until the end of the coronavirus pandemic or for the duration of respective collective agreements. The OPSEU is extending its annual paid sick leave from seven to 10 days and will give all of its temporary workers 10 fully paid sick […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 15:00

To support employees through the many personal and professional challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn Corp. recently provided its global workforce with a week off to rest, recharge or have some fun. “The world is confronting unprecedented challenges, but as leaders, we have a unique opportunity to build more connection and engagement across communities,” […]

In the wake of upheaval in 2020 caused by the coronavirus pandemic and racially charged events in the U.S. that ignited a year of social justice unrest across the globe, Twitter Inc. implemented its #DaysofRest additional paid-time-off initiative to support its employees amid the turmoil. Employees were disheartened and emotionally exhausted by events in the […]

Alberta recently joined a growing list of provinces and territories that are amending legislation to introduce paid time off for workers who wish to get the coronavirus vaccine. The legislation, which took effect on April 21, ensures all employees in Alberta are now eligible for up to three hours of paid time off to get […]

In advance of the federal government’s 2021 budget, released on Monday, the Ontario government struck down a motion by the New Democratic Party seeking to create a provincial paid sick leave program. Advocates have long called on the province to bring in paid sick leave, saying it would help support essential workers during the coronavirus […]

As Saskatchewan’s provincial government rolls out phase two of its vaccine delivery plan, the province is also amending its occupational health and safety regulations to allow employees to receive paid time off from work to get vaccinated for the coronavirus. According to a press release, the amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 establishes that […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 22, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 15:00

Urban Nature Store will offer paid time off to all of its full- and part-time hourly employees who choose to receive the coronavirus vaccine, regardless of whether their vaccination appointment times are scheduled during or outside of work hours. The Canadian-owned, regional store chain will provide vaccinated employees, from each of its seven southern Ontario […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2021 March 19, 2021
  • 15:00
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Bridgestone Corp. is offering US$100 payments to its approximately 33,000 employees in the U.S. to  get vaccinated against the coronavirus, joining a group of large companies offering incentives to encourage staff to get the vaccine. Just as people around the world face down entering the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, the tire company said it’s […]

Midway through the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, Humi, a human resources, benefits and payroll solutions company, noticed an interesting trend in data from its client database — Canadian employees had taken 40 per cent less vacation days in 2020 than in the year prior. The company tracks vacation requests that come through their […]

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