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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 […]

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of Canadian employees say they aren’t working any extra hours before or after taking a one-week vacation, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled more than 850 workers, found this ‘time-off tax’ — the additional hours worked before and after a week of […]

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  • January 3, 2024 January 3, 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 […]

Though summer is drawing to a close, employers can help employees prevent post-vacation burnout year-round by balancing their workloads and offering extensive mental-health supports, says Dr. Matthew Chow, chief mental-health officer at Telus Health. “It’s critical for people to have regularly scheduled time off and time away from their work. What has been proven time and […]

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The union representing more than 250 employees at Woodbridge Foam Corp. in Woodbridge, Ont. has ratified a three-year agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement includes the introduction of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan at a two per cent employer match. It also increases annual vision coverage from […]

The union representing 89 employees at the University of Toronto has ratified a two-year agreement that includes retirement and benefits gains, including gender affirmation coverage. The agreement includes six retiring allowance packages equivalent to two months of base wages for employees who qualify for an unreduced pension in accordance with the University Pension Plan’s provisions. […]

Canadians taking fewer holidays, earning less in 2020: report

More than a third (36 per cent) of Canadian employees say they feel more burned out than a year ago, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 workers, found 39 per cent said they feel uneasy about expressing feelings of burnout with their manager. Nearly a […]

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  • June 5, 2023 June 5, 2023
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The union representing more than 700 employees at Grand River Transit in Waterloo, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes benefits gains. The agreement between Unifor and the transit company includes enhanced paramedical coverage, from $1,000 to $2,000 per employee per year, which covers chiropractors, naturopaths and acupuncturists. It also includes coverage for […]

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  • May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023
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A pair of surveys on the state of Canadian workers’ mental health were among the most-read stories on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Survey finds 40% of Canadian gen Z employees at a mental-health ‘breaking point’ 2. Survey finds 40% of workers taking time off due […]

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  • May 12, 2023 May 11, 2023
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More than half (57 per cent) of Canadian employees say they don’t get enough vacation time, according to a new survey by Expedia.ca. The survey, which polled more than 14,500 global respondents, found Mexican workers (77 per cent) were most likely to feel they don’t have enough vacation days, while Japanese employees (43 per cent) […]

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  • May 5, 2023 May 4, 2023
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