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Fidelity Canada touts preventative, life-sustaining benefits plans

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of U.K. employees say their employee benefits didn’t meet their needs during their cancer journey, according to a new survey by Reframe Cancer. The survey, which polled 500 U.K. working adults who have personal experience of working with cancer, found among those unsatisfied with their benefits, more than half were male […]

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  • May 15, 2024 May 14, 2024
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Ontario will do away with sick note requirements for short absences as part of a larger effort to ease the administrative burden on doctors. The province will soon introduce legislation that, if passed, will no longer allow employers to require a sick note from a doctor for the provincially protected three days of sick leave […]

While more than a third (38 per cent) of U.S. employers are offering employees a paid-time-off bank, up slightly from in 2017 (34 per cent), nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) say most workers don’t use it due to a heavy workload, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The […]

Loyalist College janitors’ new contract includes pension, sick days

The union representing more than 160 employees at facilities services provider Robinson Solutions in Oshawa, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement includes enrolment in the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan with a two per cent employer contribution. As well, full-time employees will […]

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  • January 31, 2024 January 30, 2024
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In a bid to improve working conditions for people who deliver food and offer rides through smartphone apps, the European Union gave provisional approval Wednesday to rules that determine who should get the benefits of full-time employees and restrict the way online platforms use algorithms to manage their workers. The European Parliament and the EU’s […]

On Nov. 7, Benefits Canada hosted its annual Mental Health Summit, the industry’s most popular and well-known conference in this space. Designed for our audience of employers and the advisors who consult with them, this virtual event covered key areas including links to disease impacts, treatment options and much more. Here’s what you missed! Positive work relationships […]

The option to work remotely can help employees get through flu season, but employers also need to ensure no one pushes themselves to work while sick, says Janet Candido, founder and principal at Candido Consulting Group. With more employees returning to the office, she says it’s crucial to encourage workers to take sick days because […]

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Workers in California will soon receive a minimum of five days of paid sick leave annually, instead of three. The new law, which takes effect in January, also increases the amount of sick leave workers can carry over into the following year. In a press statement, Governor Gavin Newsom said the law demonstrates that prioritizing the health […]

An article on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ new risk management guideline was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. CAPSA’s risk management guideline adaptable to changes in cybersecurity, ESG: webinar 2. How hybrid workplaces and employees can navigate flu season 3. Canadian employers say competing […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
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While many workplaces have shifted to hybrid arrangements coming out of the coronavirus pandemic, employment experts say workers should be cautious about using that added flexibility to work from home when feeling sick. It’s a situation that some observers of remote working trends predict could become more prevalent as companies increasingly make their hybrid arrangements […]