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Employers balancing benefits costs and employee well-being: survey

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Canadian employers are balancing the need to reduce benefits costs while focusing on employee well-being, according to a new survey by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Just over half (55 per cent) of respondents said controlling costs is their top benefits-related challenge this year, with many considering measures such as variable cost […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2020 November 25, 2020
  • 08:30
Canadians taking fewer holidays, earning less in 2020: report

Canadian employees are seeing significant workplace shifts amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by payroll and benefits company Humi. It found employees took 40 per cent less vacation time in 2020 compared to 2019. Meanwhile, the number of sick day requests was “drastically higher” in the months leading up to the […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2020 November 20, 2020
  • 09:02
Group health plan costs expected to rise in 2021: report

The costs of employer-provided health plans in Canada are expected to rise seven per cent next year, outpacing general inflation by more than five per cent, according to a new report by Aon Canada. Contributing factors include higher drug prices, the impact of non-communicable health risks and the continued introduction of new and expensive therapies. Indeed, […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2020 October 29, 2020
  • 15:15

New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said his party will support last week’s throne speech on the condition that more Canadians be granted access to paid sick leave as part of draft legislation covering the federal response to the coronavirus epidemic. The proposed legislation, Bill C-2, would see Canadians receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit transition […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 09:30

While benefits plan members are experiencing levels of stress that impact their productivity at work, a growing number feel their employer is supporting their mental health, according to the 2020 Sanofi Canada health-care survey. The survey found 37 per cent of employees said they’ve felt physically ill due to overwhelming workplace stress in the last year. […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2020 November 23, 2020
  • 08:50
Trudeau commits to working with provinces on paid sick leave

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed he’ll work with the provinces on creating 10 days of paid sick leave for all Canadians. “Nobody should have to choose between taking a day off work due to illness and having to pay their bills,” he said in his daily briefing on Monday. “That’s why the government will continue discussions […]

How should Canadian employers be responding to the coronavirus?

With three confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Canada, 40 potential cases under investigation and the World Health Organization declaring the virus an international public health emergency, unions — especially those representing transport and health-care workers — are calling on employers to ensure sufficient safety measures are in place. The Ontario Nurses Union sent out […]

Hand sanitizers, flu shots touted as employers’ defence against flu

As this winter’s flu outbreak intensifies, small U.S. business owners are trying to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences. At Gold Medal Wine Club in Santa Barbara, Calif., any surfaces people are likely to touch, including the coffee machine, water dispenser and door knobs, are wiped down and there’s hand sanitizer on […]

Manitoba NDP, Liberals pledge to hike minimum wage

Manitoba’s New Democratic Party and Liberal Party announced a host of worker-friendly campaign promises over the Labour Day weekend, with both parties committing to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The province’s minimum wage, one of the lowest in Canada, is currently $11.35 an hour. It’s set to increase to $11.65 on Oct. 1, […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 4, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15

As Canadians face increasingly competing financial priorities while juggling busy lives at work and home, the overlap between financial worry, stress and employee health is becoming more intense. In 2018, a study published in the U.S.-based Journal of Social Service Research found employees without paid sick leave are more prone to feel stressed about their […]