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Standard Chartered is rolling out enhanced global parental leave benefits, effective Sept. 1. The bank is standardizing the amount of parental leave it offers, providing parents with the option of undertaking more equitable caregiving responsibilities for their children. With the enhanced benefits, all employees can access a minimum of 20 weeks of paid parental leave, irrespective of […]

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  • September 1, 2023 August 30, 2023
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An article on the Ontario Court of Appeal upholding its decision in the Brewers Retail Inc. pension case was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Court of Appeal upholds decision in Brewers Retail pension case 2. Are insurers updating their benefits policies to include […]

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  • September 1, 2023 August 31, 2023
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada is improving its parental leave policy with specialized coaching and leadership training for employees. As part of its Me + PwC program, the company conducted listening tours with employees, with the feedback including more support for parents, says Sonia Boisvert, a partner and chief people officer at PwC Canada. “Being a parent myself, […]

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While innovative benefits such as so-called ‘grandternity’ leave can support employee retention efforts, they’re best implemented through a diversity, equity and inclusion approach that includes similar programs for a wide range of employees, says Sandra Ventin, an associate vice-president at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. “I think [‘grandternity’] has some cachet and it obviously leads […]

Victoria, B.C.-based technology company Redbrick is supporting its remote employees through individualized benefits offerings and unique virtual events. “For us, remote work continues to be part of a conscious effort to do what’s best for our employees,” says Christine Tatham, vice-president of people and culture at Redbrick. “We consider remote work in every decision we make. […]

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Scotiabank is supporting employee well-being and workplace inclusivity by aligning benefits offerings across its global markets. Employees in the majority of countries where Scotiabank operates will see their benefits aligned with the bank’s global inclusive standard within the next five years, towards a goal of aligning benefits in all markets by the end of 2030. […]

At the beginning of April, the OPSEU Pension Trust made a change to a definition in its plan text that will have meaningful implications for plan members with disabled children who need to continue to rely on their parents into adulthood. The organization expanded the definition of a child eligible for survivor benefits to include […]

Global law firm Clyde & Co is rolling out a globally-consistent parental leave offering that will be available to all employees and partners with at least 12 months of service. At its core, the offering includes 26 weeks of fully paid leave, regardless of gender or parental role, and replaces previous maternity and paternity leave […]

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  • May 23, 2023 May 19, 2023
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More than a third (36 per cent) of Canadian working mothers say they’d accept a salary reduction in exchange for a fully remote working arrangement, compared to 29 per cent of working fathers, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 employees, found more than half (57 […]

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  • May 12, 2023 May 11, 2023
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Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut

The union representing 350 WestJet employees at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has ratified a 2.5-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement enshrines the airline’s savings plan specifically for this group of workers. The plan permits contributions to either a cash savings plan, a group registered retirement savings plan or a group […]