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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 […]

  • September 27, 2021 October 18, 2021
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Twitter Inc. is among the latest employers enacting a coronavirus vaccination policy for employees. In an emailed statement to Benefits Canada, the social media company said anyone who wishes to return to its North American offices must be vaccinated and show proof. In May 2020, the company announced it would allow employees to continue working […]

  • August 18, 2021 August 18, 2021
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While the debate over paid sick days intensifies across Canada, only two provinces currently offer this benefit on a permanent basis. On April 30, Ontario passed a three-day sick leave policy — to be administered through the Workplace Insurance and Safety Board — retroactive to April 19 and ending on Sept. 25. Employers will be […]

  • May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is continuing to feel heat from opposition politicians calling for the provincial government to reinstate paid sick days on the heels of a new lockdown aimed at flattening the coronavirus pandemic’s second wave. While the federal government currently offers paid sick leave via its Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit program, critics argue […]

  • January 15, 2021 April 14, 2021
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