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Ontario to do away with sick note requirement for short absences

Ontario will do away with sick note requirements for short absences as part of a larger effort to ease the administrative burden on doctors, the province’s health minister said.

Teachers union joins bid to have Supreme Court rule on Quebec religious symbols ban

A major Quebec teachers union says it will follow the lead of the English Montreal School Board and seek to challenge the province’s secularism law before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Gate Gourmet employees to head back to work after ratifying tentative deal

Airline caterer Gate Gourmet says its employees have voted in favour of a tentative deal with management, putting them back on the job as soon as today. About 800 food service workers at Toronto's Pearson airport went on strike on April 16, leaving thousands of passengers without meals.

First, she aimed to transform Canada's military culture. The public service is next

Corporate boardrooms. Military barracks. Federal government offices. They're not locales with a reputation for fostering diversity. Anita Anand has been trying to change that. Ensuring people of all backgrounds feel accepted and heard no matter the venue is a mission that has followed her at every stage in her life and career, she said in a recent interview.

'Violation': CSIS had officer investigated after she reported a superior raped her

CSIS officer's allegations that she was raped repeatedly by a superior in agency vehicles set off a harassment inquiry, but also triggered an investigation into her that concluded the alleged attacks were a “misuse” of agency vehicles by the woman.


Repudiation and wrongful dismissal: Breaking down the lessons from a B.C. ruling

In Klyn v Pentax Canada Inc., 2024 BCSC 372, the Supreme Court of British Columbia Found that, regardless of whether the termination provision contained within the employment contract was enforceable, the employee was entitled to wrongful dismissal damages under the common law due to the employer’s conduct. » Read More...

Fair share: the right office solution can take finding the right partner

There’s more choice than ever for office space, but it can still be a challenge for smaller companies to find the right fit. The rise of remote and hybrid work has made it harder to justify a full office, so more are leaning on co-working spaces that they share with many others for convenience and cost savings. » Read More...
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Workers' paychecks grew faster in the first quarter, a possible concern for the Fed

Pay and benefits for America’s workers grew more quickly in the first three months of this year, a trend that could contribute to higher inflation and raise concerns about the future path of price increases at the Federal Reserve. » Read More...

California Disney characters are unionizing decades after Florida peers. Hollywood plays a role

During three years of working as a parade performer at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California, Zach Elefante always has had a second or third job to help him earn a living. Unlike the experiences of his peers at Disney's parks in Orlando, Florida, where there is a much smaller talent pool, the performers who play Mickey Mouse, Goofy and other beloved Disney characters at the California parks aren't always provided a consistent work schedule by the company. » Read More...

Seeking engagement and purpose, corporate employees turn to workplace volunteering

Michelle Barbin's job does not always fill her bucket. Yes, she likes her nine-to-five helping improve consumer experiences at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. She emphasizes she wouldn't have spent nearly 19 years working for the health insurance provider otherwise. But her “empathetic heart” gets true satisfaction from the company's opportunities to apply professional skills toward resource-strapped nonprofits. » Read More...


So long, and thanks for all the fish: Saying goodbye to Talent Canada and OHS Canada

Senior editor Todd Humber, who helped launch Talent Canada in 2019, is leaving the media brand. Here's his farewell. » Read More...

Your AI therapist is not your therapist: The dangers of relying on AI mental health chatbots

With current physical and financial barriers to accessing care, people with mental health conditions may turn to artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbots for mental health relief or aid. Although they have not been approved as medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or Health Canada, the appeal to use such chatbots may come from their 24/7 availability, personalized support and marketing of cognitive behavioural therapy. » Read More...


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