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Pension benefits major consideration for jobseekers: Survey

Nearly three-quarters of workers stay with employer because of pension Pension benefits are a major factor for most workers in North America when deciding whether to accept a job, according to an Accenture survey. Nearly four in five (78 per cent) of the 2,750 U.S. and Canadian workers (2,600 in the U.S., 150 in Canada) and retirees with [...]

By | 2018-04-24T13:36:48+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employment rises by 42,800 jobs in March: ADP

Canada experienced robust hiring despite tepid performance in some industries Employment in Canada increased by 42,800 jobs from February to March, according to the ADP Canada National Employment Report. "Overall, Canada experienced robust hiring in the month of March despite a tepid performance in some industries," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice-president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "While there were losses [...]

By | 2018-04-23T13:18:52+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conviction, then termination?

The difficult decisions for employers when employees break the law while off-duty Do you know what your employees are up to when they’re not at work? Does it matter? Sometimes it does, but most of the time it doesn’t, or at least shouldn’t. The behaviour of employees when they’re off-duty is usually nothing the employer [...]

By | 2018-04-19T14:52:57+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fair Wages to Protect Workers

New Legislation Would Enable Minimum Pay Rates for Private-Sector Contractors Ontario will introduce legislation today that would ensure that people working in construction, building cleaning or security jobs under contracts with the government will be paid the fair, prevailing wage in those sectors. Premier Kathleen Wynne was at the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, [...]

By | 2018-04-18T16:53:00+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario Enacting Provisions to Provide Further Protections for Temporary Help Agency Workers

Ontario is taking strong action to increase protections for temporary help agency workers. The government has proclaimed Schedule 5 of Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, an amendment to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act,1997 (WSIA) to enable a new regulation to better protect temporary help agency workers. The province [...]

By | 2018-04-11T13:33:46+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario Helping Young People Find Jobs

Province Supporting Youth Employment and Small Businesses with New Hiring IncentiveOntario is helping young people find jobs and supporting employers by providing businesses with financial incentives to hire youth aged 15 to 29.Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, made the announcement today at Morello's Independent Grocer in Peterborough alongside Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced [...]

By | 2018-04-04T16:17:41+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Rules Mandating Equal Pay for Equal Work to Come into Effect April 1

Province Creating More Fairness and Opportunity for Workers On April 1, 2018, Ontario will become the first jurisdiction in North America to mandate equal pay for equal work between casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers, and full-time or permanent workers. Under the new rules, casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees cannot be paid at a [...]

By | 2018-04-04T16:17:27+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A contract is a contract – except when it’s not valid

It’s not a good idea for a general manager to draw up his own contract with significantly better terms than those of other employees What are your terms? That’s a question that can be asked during negotiations for a fixed-term employment contract. Such contracts have their advantages and disadvantages for employers, so language and the [...]

By | 2018-03-23T14:35:14+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario to bring in ‘pay transparency’ bill that aims to close gender wage gap

The government says large employers will have to track, publish information about compensation to ‘ensure compensation is based on a job’s requirements and the candidate’s qualifications. Saying efforts to narrow the gender wage gap are not working, the Ontario government will soon force firms to disclose salary ranges in jobs ads and also report to [...]

By | 2018-03-23T14:35:37+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments