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‘I didn’t have the energy to be upset’: Entrepreneurs struggle with parental leave

Some entrepreneurs say they have been denied access to parenting benefits on similar grounds and feel Canada’s policies penalize them for remaining involved in their businesses even during a leave.

Survey says gender pay gap narrowed in 2022, but still 21 per cent

The survey for payroll company ADP Canada says working Canadians who self-identify as women reported earning 21 per cent less than workers who self-identify as men last year.

Billions at stake as Ontario takes public sector workers to Court of Appeal

Last November, a judge with the Superior Court of Justice struck down Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, ruling it unconstitutional. The province appealed.

Liberals table 'sustainable jobs' bill to back up pledge to help workers transition

The fact Liberals are tabling new legislation to force the federal government to create and protect jobs is a recognition that the shift to a clean-energy economy is already happening, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said last week. It is not about shutting down Canada's oil and gas industry, he said.

Injured employees had complained of long commutes before B.C. bus crash: union

The union representing housekeepers at a pipeline camp who were involved in a bus crash near Prince George, B.C., on Friday says they're awaiting a grievance decision over complaints about the long ride to get to work.

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HANDI-GUIDE to Federal Workplace Health and Safety Legislation, 2023

The 2023 HANDI-GUIDE to Federal Workplace Health and Safety Legislation is a convenient and practical training and reference aid to help employers, supervisors, workers and other parties understand their responsibilities under federal workplace health and safety legislation. » Learn more about this valuable reference guide

Canada Labour Code amendments: Employers must reimburse work expenses, provide employee information

Federally regulated employers will need to be aware of and abide by amendments to the Canada Labour Code that are coming into force on July 9, 2023.  » Read More...

Temporary foreign workers need more paths to immigration, experts say

As hotel and restaurant owners increasingly turn to temporary foreign workers to fill labour gaps, there are growing calls to give those workers more paths to permanent residency. » Read More...

Amazon, Marriott and other companies vow to hire thousands of refugees in Europe

Multinational companies pledged to hire more than 13,000 refugees, including Ukrainian women who have fled the war with Russia, over the next three years in Europe. » Read More...

Michigan bans hairstyle discrimination in workplaces and schools

The denial of employment or educational opportunities due to discrimination based on natural and protective hairstyles, such as Afros, cornrows or dreadlocks, will be prohibited in Michigan under legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. » Read More...

Jury awards $25.6 million to white Starbucks manager fired after the arrests of 2 Black men

Jurors in federal court have awarded $25.6 million to a former Starbucks regional manager who alleged that she and other white employees were unfairly punished after the high-profile arrests of two Black men at a Philadelphia location in 2018. » Read More...


Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a choice. Kindness is the key.

The start of Pride month is a reminder that we must continue to ensure society accepts all individuals — especially our young people. » Read More...

Opinion: Wage fixing, no poaching crackdown set to begin – yet Canada is comfortable with monopolies

On June 23, two important changes to the Competition Act come into effect. The amendments prohibit wage-fixing agreements between employers, as well as “no-poaching” agreements that entail not soliciting or hiring each other’s employees. » Read More...


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