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The federal government is taking steps to close the gender wage gap with the Pay Equity Act, which came into effect on Aug. 31. The legislation requires federally regulated public and private sector employers to ensure workers receive equal pay for work of equal value, according to a press release, which noted employers have three […]

When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared in March 2020, teleworking was supposed to be a temporary emergency measure. But a year and a half later, its popularity has soared to new heights. Its impact has shaken up the traditional work structure, calling into question certain personal working-from-home choices. For example, since many employees are […]

The federal government says legislation meant to help close the gender wage gap will come into effect on Aug. 31 and be phased in over the next three years. The Pay Equity Act requires federally regulated employers to ensure workers receive equal pay for work of equal value and is meant to help women get […]

Ahead of International Women’s Day next week, the European Union Commission announced it’s imposing new rules to make pay levels public in order to make it easier for women to challenge wage imbalances and close the gender pay gap. “For equal pay, you need transparency. Women must know whether their employers treat them fairly,” says […]

Canadian employers increasing focus on social responsibilities in 2021: report

Canadian businesses are taking a wider view of their social responsibilities amid the coronavirus pandemic, economic disparity and protests against racial injustice, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. It found 65 per cent of Canadian human-resources leaders believe their company has continued or stepped up the pace towards an environmental, social and governance- […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:00
New federal employment equity, safety legislation taking effect

A series of legislative changes to Canada’s labour code aiming to make workplaces healthier, safer and fairer took effect as of Jan. 1, 2021. The changes include new pay transparency regulations for federally regulated, private sector employers with 100 or more employees. According to a press release, the move makes Canada the first country to […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2021 April 14, 2021
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Federal government publishes employment equity regulations

The federal government is introducing new pay transparency regulations for federally regulated, private sector employers with 100 or more employees. The legislative amendment to the Equity Act, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, aims to help address equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. With the move, Canada will be the first country to make wage […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
  • 15:15
U.S. employers maintaining health benefits, considering other cost-cutting measures: survey

In the group benefits world, the first rumblings of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic came when plan sponsors started asking, as early as January, about their travel insurance provisions. “Clients were worried about their business travellers and expatriate employees, in China mostly, and afterwards for their employees travelling for their winter vacations,” said Daniel […]

Women are in a worse position than men when it comes to pension savings, thanks to several systemic factors. So how can plan sponsors bridge the gender pension gap and help women prepare for retirement? The gender pension gap continues to be a real and pressing issue. Globally, the World Economic Forum estimates that women’s […]

Canadian employers lagging in implementing equality measures: survey

Around International Women’s Day, many Canadian employers are once again talking about the importance of equality in the workplace.  However, a new survey by Mercer, which polled senior leaders, human resources executives and employees around the globe, found there are many areas where companies could be doing more to make work more equitable for all. It found slightly more […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 9, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:00