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Paid sick days for employees continues to be a hot topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with the top two stories over the past week focusing on legislation that’s tackling the issue at the federal and provincial levels. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C. giving workers five paid sick […]

  • December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021
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The Ontario government is requiring employers with 25 or more employees to draft a right-to-disconnect policy. The legislation, which passed on Nov. 30 but is yet to receive royal assent, means employers will be required to establish a written policy about employees disconnecting from their job at the end of the workday. The Progressive Conservative Party of […]

  • December 3, 2021 December 2, 2021
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Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of institutional investors said they’re more likely to divest from companies with poor environmental, social and governance track records, according to a new survey by EY. The survey, which polled more than 320 global institutional investors, found the vast majority (86 per cent) said they’ll invest in companies that have […]

  • December 2, 2021 December 1, 2021
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Nearly half (44 per cent) of pension plan sponsors in the U.S. said they intend to review and/or renegotiate their plan’s management fees over the next one to two years, whether it’s custody fees (27 per cent) or investment management fees (17 per cent), according to a survey by consulting firm Callan. The survey, which […]

  • December 1, 2021 December 1, 2021
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The federal Liberal Party is following through on an election campaign promise by introducing legislation that would provide 10 paid sick days per year to employees in the federally regulated private sector. In a press release, the government said it will consult with federally regulated employers and workers toward the implementation of this legislation. Prime […]

  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
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Air Canada and unions representing more than 20,000 employees are reaching an agreement that will wind down a shared pension trust to the benefit of retired workers who are part of the company’s defined benefit plans. The airline was granted relief from pension solvency funding when facing insolvency in 2009. As part of the arrangement, […]

  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
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Shares in a Canada Pension Plan Investment Board-backed financial technology company have rebounded following a disastrous first week on the Bombay Stock Exchange. In the four days that followed One97 Communication Ltd.’s Nov. 18 debut, its stock price dropped by more than 37 per cent. By Nov. 29, following the release of a third quarter report […]

  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
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Manulife Financial Corp. is once again giving $50 to each of its 37,000 global employees in their local currencies to “pay it forward” this holiday season. The organization first introduced the charitable giving program in 2020 during the first holiday season since a global pandemic was declared in lieu of traditional end-of-year company celebration events and gifts. Now, […]

  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
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The University Pension Plan is appointing Omo Akintan as chief people officer, effective February 2022. Prior to joining the UPP, Akintan was the chief people officer at the City of Toronto since January 2019. She was also the City’s acting director of equity, diversity and human rights division from 2017 to 2018. Before that, she […]

  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
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Roughly two-thirds (63 per cent) of women said the shift toward gender equality in the workplace isn’t taking place fast enough and, despite more societal awareness, they still aren’t being offered the same opportunities as men, according to a new survey by Randstad Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 working Canadian women, found […]

  • November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021
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