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Manulife Financial Corp. and its subsidiary John Hancock is educating and thanking its employees for continuing to work hard amid these tumultuous times. This is the second year the companies have given staff an extra day off since a global coronavirus pandemic was first declared in March 2020. And this year, the company also held […]

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Uber is giving its U.K. drivers the minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay, following a recent court ruling that said they should be classified as workers and entitled to such benefits. The ride hailing giant’s announcement March 16 comes after it lost an appeal last month at the U.K. Supreme Court following a yearslong court […]

Half of Canadians taking less time off in December due to pandemic: survey

Nearly half of working Canadians (49 per cent) will be taking less or no vacation time this December as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of ADP Canada Co. The survey found 27 per cent of those respondents won’t take any time off at all during […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 18, 2020 April 23, 2021
  • 09:02
New Uber contract could have chilling effect on class action, says lawyer

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to keep its Canadian drivers from joining or starting class-action lawsuits against the company — a move that threatens to upend a $400-million fight from drivers wanting to be recognized as employees, says a lawyer. Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru, who is pursuing the case, said drivers using the platform were […]

Globally mobile employees may be feeling more discouragement, burnout and stress during the coronavirus pandemic compared to their domestic peers. Indeed, outside of the crisis, expatriate employees are generally more prone to these hurdles, said Nancy Brown, national sales director for Canada at Metlife Worldwide Benefits, in a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Plan Sponsor Week earlier […]

Before its benefits redesign, WSP Canada Inc. had a simple but effective idea: when you hear a good idea, write it down. “On an ongoing basis, we have an enhancement wish list that we maintain,” said Chantelle Tadman, benefits and wellness lead at the professional services firm, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Plan Sponsor […]

Nunavut government staff object to using vacation for self-isolation on return from holiday

Members of the Nunavut Employees Union are taking issue with the requirement they use vacation time to self-isolate if they visit other provinces. The territorial government put restrictions in place for travellers outside of Nunavut in March, which is when members began calling to alert their union, said Bill Fennell, president of the NEU, in […]

Formed a year ago through a merger and a spin off, Corteva Agriscience Canada is using change as an opportunity to redefine what it means to be a modern workplace. In 2015, Dow Inc. and DuPont agreed to merge and then subsequently spin off into three independent companies. Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont […]

The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for Uber drivers to take the next step in their fight to be recognized as employees. In a ruling Friday, the high court upheld an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that opened the door to a possible class-action suit aimed at securing a minimum wage, vacation […]

Employers encouraging, requiring staff to take vacation to avoid burnout: survey

Will this summer be prime vacation time for Canadians? While travel restrictions and social distancing protocols are still in effect, many employers are encouraging their staff to take breaks to avoid burnout, according to a new survey by the Conference Board of Canada. About a third (33 per cent) of survey respondents said they’re encouraging staff to […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 2, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30