Keyword: parental benefits

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Unconscious gender bias preventing women from leadership roles: survey

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of working women believe gender discrimination is the main cause for the lack of female executives, compared to 41 per cent of working men, according to a new study by Randstad Canada. The study, which surveyed 2,000 female and male workers to understand why more women aren’t in leadership roles in Canada, found women make up just 19.5 […]

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

It’s an election year and, of course, I have a lot of opinions. But I’ll try to keep my political leanings as neutral as possible and simply lay out the facts. This issue will hit desks days before the federal election. However, as I write these words in mid-September, the main parties are just rolling […]

When Fidelity Canada’s employees are facing challenges around their work-life balance, the company offers support through a number of absence management programs. The financial services company provides five weeks of vacation, one paid personal day and two paid volunteer days, as well as a sabbatical program that’s available to employees who’ve been with the company […]

Liberals promising tax-free parental benefits, increased CPP survivor’s benefit

The Liberal Party announced a number of campaign promises this week, including making maternity and parental benefits tax-free, introducing a 15-week leave for adoptive parents, strengthening the old-age security benefit and increasing the Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan survivor’s benefit. If re-elected, the Liberal government said it will work to establish guaranteed paid family […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 19, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00
Trudeau commits to working with provinces on paid sick leave

With the federal election about a month away, Canada’s political parties are rolling out their election platforms, making a host of promises to improve health care, employment insurance, the minimum wage and pension legislation. If elected, the Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party and Green Party of Canada are all promising to implement a national pharmacare program. […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 09:40
Federal Conservatives propose tax-free EI maternity, parental benefits

The federal Conservative Party is promising to make employment insurance maternity and parental benefits tax-free. The party is proposing a 15 per cent tax credit for any income earned under the two EI programs. “Parents should be able to put their energy toward those critical first few months, and not have to worry so much […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 21, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 10:00
Paternity leave can improve mothers’ overall health: study

When fathers take paternity leave, it can actually benefit the health of new mothers, according to a study by economists at Stanford University. The study looked at the effects of a 2012 Swedish law that allows fathers to take up to 30 days off work, as needed, the year after the birth of a child, but […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:59
Employers extending parental leave to new, part-time staff

About two-thirds (65 per cent) of U.S. employers are now offering parental leave for employees who’ve worked at their organizations for less than a year, according to a new survey by WorldatWork and PTO Exchange. The survey, which collected responses from more than 500 WorldatWork members, found more than half of organizations said they’re now […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 17, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15

Last year, the University of Toronto added breastfeeding-friendly spaces for female faculty, staff and students. While women are welcome to breastfeed anywhere on campus, the new spaces are in quieter areas close to amenities. The new spaces are the work of the university’s Family Care Office, a division of the human resources department, in collaboration […]

Target expanding family care benefits for U.S. staff

Beginning June 30, Target Corp. will extend its backup care offerings to hourly and salaried employees at all U.S. stores and distribution centres. The program will include 20 days of in-centre childcare or in-home child- and elder care. The enhancements are intended to pick up where traditional parental leave policies end so employees can support their families, according to a press release. “Our […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 16:30