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When Steph Rebello took her first job spearheading diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, she was excited to make change in the corporate world — but less than two years later, she was burnt out. “I wasn’t playing to my strengths,” says the Toronto woman. “I wasn’t actually fulfilling some of my design research skills and […]

  • July 4, 2022 June 30, 2022
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The Federal Trade Commission is launching an inquiry into the operations of pharmacy benefits managers that control access to prescription drugs for millions of Americans. The consumer protection agency will order the nation’s largest PBMs to provide a range of information and records detailing how they do business. Pharmacy benefits managers run prescription drug coverage […]

  • June 13, 2022 June 10, 2022
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Employees like Matt Fairbanks are one of the reasons the hospitality and restaurant industry is struggling to find workers even as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. The 34-year-old former bartender has moved from slinging beers in Toronto to selling software to restaurants for a Saskatchewan company, which he does remotely. “I was always kind of one […]

  • June 8, 2022 June 8, 2022
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Seattle’s city council unanimously approved a measure that pushes app-based companies like food delivery services to improve wages and other working conditions for gig workers. Among other things, the legislation would ensure app-based workers are paid minimum wage plus expenses and tips. The rates for workers at companies such as DoorDash Inc., Grubhub Inc. and […]

  • June 3, 2022 June 3, 2022
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Median pay for women occupying the corner office rose to nearly $16 million, according to an annual survey by Equilar Inc. for The Associated Press. Still, experts say there’s much more to be done to improve gender diversity in the corporate ranks and close the pay gap between men and women. Jane Stevenson, vice-chair of […]

  • May 30, 2022 May 27, 2022
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Women made up roughly 19 per cent of corporate board seats in 2019, an increase from 18 per cent the year before, even though the total number of board seats studied fell, according to new data from Statistics Canada. The data agency based its observations on information from 7,165 corporations, a decrease from the 8,697 […]

  • May 26, 2022 May 25, 2022
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Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week. The new hybrid schedule at his job at a state agency in Connecticut still enabled him to spend time cooking dinner for his family and taking his teenage daughter to […]

  • May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
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More than two years into a gruelling pandemic, with many Canadians facing the added challenge of navigating a return to the office, companies are embracing a range of approaches to help workers coping with mental-health challenges. But experts say lip service remains a hazard that too many boardrooms still fall back on. A top-to-bottom shift […]

  • May 13, 2022 May 12, 2022
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Ian McGrath has made it clear to his bosses: if the company forces staff to return to the office, he’ll tender his resignation. The Halifax-area technology worker says he’s thriving working from home. His productivity has soared, his last annual review exceeded expectations and he’s now one of the company’s top performers. “I’ve also achieved a […]

  • May 6, 2022 May 5, 2022
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Despite a recommendation made by the four Atlantic provinces in 2016, a review of the Atlantic Lottery Corp.’s underfunded defined benefit pension plan has yet to be completed, according to a new report by the region’s auditors general. According to the report, the pension plan has swallowed up $87 million in potential profit in order […]

  • May 3, 2022 May 3, 2022
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