Keyword: vacation days

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The United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Local 1518 is waiting for a decision from the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia on its application to classify drivers using the Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. apps as employees. Currently, drivers in other Canadian jurisdictions are classified as independent contractors, which means they aren’t covered by the province’s Employment […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 10:15
Vacation shaming a rising workplace trend: study

Just 66 per cent of Canadian employees are taking the full amount of vacation time they’re owed, according to a new survey by research firm Maru/Blue. The survey, which polled 1,000 Canadians and 500 Americans, found 50 per cent of Canadians have experienced a rising workplace trend called “vacation shaming,” a situation where co-workers or bosses […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 28, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:45
Do flex hours, sick leave offerings impact retirement savings?

Flexible working hours, paid sick leave and vacation could have a positive correlation with retirement savings levels, according to a new study. The research, led by Patricia Ann Stoddard Dare, a professor at Cleveland State University, studied 994 male U.S. workers aged 47 to 55. It found employees who are offered these time-related benefits have dramatically higher retirement […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 13, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:40
How will Canada Labour Code changes affect employers?

On Sept. 1, federally regulated employers will see the impact of several changes to the Canada Labour Code, including the new right for employees to request flexible working arrangements, as well as new leaves and other measures supporting workplace flexibility. “The changes to the code . . . will support employees in achieving better work-life […]

How to ensure employees don’t feel anxiety before workweek begins

The weekend is short enough, but if a new survey by Robert Half International is any indication, it’s getting shorter. The survey found Sunday evenings are eating into Canadians’ remaining weekend time, as 38 per cent of workers reported having the “Sunday Scaries,” the anxiety felt the night before the start of the workweek. The cause of this […]

Employers extending parental leave to new, part-time staff

About two-thirds (65 per cent) of U.S. employers are now offering parental leave for employees who’ve worked at their organizations for less than a year, according to a new survey by WorldatWork and PTO Exchange. The survey, which collected responses from more than 500 WorldatWork members, found more than half of organizations said they’re now […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 17, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15
Loblaw increasing part-time workers in Newfoundland, may affect benefits

The union representing employees of Dominion Stores supermarkets in Newfoundland is accusing parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd., of using an increasing number of part-time employees in order to eliminate full-time jobs. Loblaw offered voluntary buyout packages to its full-time staffers in Newfoundland in June, with the aim of eliminating 44 positions, as part of what […]