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Marijuana. Cannabis. Pot. Weed. Bud. Grass. Reefer. Kush. Mary Jane. Ganja. Doobie. Trees. No matter what you call it, marijuana is dominating the Canadian news cycle in 2018. And I think it’s about time. At Benefits Canada, it’s cropping up in every area we cover, including how employers can add medical marijuana coverage into their […]

Labour, employer groups say feds to pass on rules for weed in the workplace

Employer and labour groups say the Trudeau Liberals aren’t planning to roll out any new workplace impairment rules for federally-regulated workers once cannabis is legalized next week. Employers on the federally-struck committee wanted new labour code rules to provide detailed guidance to businesses on their and their employees’ responsibilities after legalization. A joint employer-worker group […]

Benefits Alliance Group highlights conflicts of interest in CLHIA’s compensation disclosure guideline

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s compensation disclosure guideline doesn’t adequately provide for transparency, according to a letter submitted by the Benefits Alliance Group Inc. “The quasi regulatory role assumed by such a powerful trade association is littered with serious conflicts of interest,” the letter read. It noted these’s an imbalance between the natural goals […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:25
B.C. court decision highlights significance of termination notices

British Columbia’s Court of Appeal has upheld an award of five months’ notice for an employee with only 12 months of service who was terminated without cause. “The case is an important reminder to employers that notice obligations on termination can be significant even for short-term employees,” says David McInnes, an employment and labour lawyer […]

Canada rises two spots in global retirement index: report

Canada rose two spots to No. 9 among 43 countries in Natixis Investment Managers’ 2018 global retirement index. The modest rise in Canada’s ranking is attributed to improving economic conditions and environmental factors, according to the report, which also points to several factors — low interest rates, growing levels of public debt, aging populations and […]

A pot primer for plan sponsors

When it instituted random drug testing last year, the Toronto Transit Commission was eager to ensure its employees knew what it expected of them. To get the message out, the transit authority mailed a handbook last year to the home of every employee and published it online so all workers would be fully aware of […]

40% of employers take reactive approach to workplace harassment: HRPA

Fewer than half (40 per cent) of human resources professionals said their organization takes a reactive rather than a proactive approach to sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a new survey by the Human Resources Professionals Association. The survey also found 17 per cent of respondents have witnessed an employee being sexually harassed or assaulted and 20 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 12, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:10
Who Bears the Risk in Public Sector Plans?

Coverage of the 2017 Risk Management Conference

Private Debt Treads Where Banks Can’t

How private debt has evolved post-2008.

Pain of 2008 Still Real For Pension Systems

Pension systems still feel effects of financial crisis