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Canada is facing a potential wave of terminations tied to mandatory workplace vaccine policies as a growing number of employers require workers to be fully inoculated against the coronavirus or risk losing their jobs, say legal experts. Governments, institutions and companies have spent months hammering out vaccine mandates in a bid to curb an unrelenting […]

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Nearly 90 per cent of Toronto public service employees are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the City of Toronto. Five per cent of staff have had at least one jab, three per cent have yet to receive a shot and another three per cent have yet to disclose their vaccination status. Employees were […]

As Canadians head to the polls today, Benefits Canada takes a look at how the federal parties’ campaign promises could impact the human resources, benefits and pension industries. Read: Conservatives, NDP pension promises include super-priority for members The Conservative Party is proposing a plan that would put pension plan members first when the company sponsoring […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2021 September 17, 2021
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Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

With restrictions gradually lifting across the country this summer, employers started to turn their attention to their return to the workplace plans. Now, the fourth wave is underway and uncertainty continues to hang around us like a heavy, dust-covered curtain. But it’s time to clean up, move forward and set out plans for the big […]

Google is once again postponing a return to the office for most workers until early 2022, in addition to requiring all employees to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened. The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is driving a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, leading companies to delay or […]

Air Canada’s recent decision not to offer rapid testing as an alternative for employees who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus sets a tough new precedent that other companies may emulate, experts say. Canada’s largest airline will require all employees to disclose their vaccination status by Oct. 30. Employees who don’t have a valid reason […]

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More than half (53 per cent) of Canadian job seekers are looking for better pay and benefits, according to a new survey by data intelligence company Morning Consult. While 35 per cent of respondents said they’re switching roles because of the coronavirus pandemic, 87 per cent said they’re either somewhat concerned, concerned or very concerned […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
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More than half (54 per cent) of attendees to Benefits Canada‘s virtual return-to-work webinar on Aug. 12 said they’re planning a phased return to the workplace beginning in the third or fourth quarter of 2021. Among the respondents, which included nearly 200 plan sponsors and other industry professionals, a further 18 per cent said they’ve […]

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  • September 1, 2021 August 31, 2021
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More than a third (41 per cent) of U.S. employees believe unvaccinated workers should pay higher insurance rates, with generation Z the least supportive (23 per cent) and baby boomers the most supportive (45 per cent), according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey was published this week as federal regulators in […]

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  • August 30, 2021 August 27, 2021
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Delta Air Lines will charge employees on its company health plan US$200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, a policy the airline’s top executive says is necessary because the average hospital stay for the virus costs the airline $40,000. Chief executive officer Ed Bastian said all employees who’ve been hospitalized […]