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P.E.I. workers to have access to paid sick leave starting in October

The province has amended its Employment Standards Act and workers will soon be eligible for up to three paid sick days, “depending on the length of their continuous employment with the same employer,” it said.

Bell CEO ordered to appear at House of Commons committee over job cuts

Members of Parliament have issued a summons to the head of Bell Canada to compel his testimony next month about the company’s decision to cut thousands of jobs across the country.

Nearly half of Canadians rely on employer benefits to improve well-being: Report

Canadians are experiencing a decline in overall well-being and are expecting their employers to provide key benefits to support them in 2024, according to new research from Dialogue Health Technologies.

‘Everyone’s feeling the pinch of inflation’: Ottawa hiking federal minimum wage to $17.30 per hour

The federal minimum wage is rising 3.9 per cent on April 1, from $16.65 to $17.30 per hour, Ottawa has announced.

CPKC's Creel sees his compensation jump to $20 million after railway merger

The head of Canada's second-biggest railway enjoyed a big jump in compensation after a historic year for the company as it integrated a major acquisition. Keith Creel, CEO of Canadian Pacific Kansas City Ltd., took in total compensation of $20.1 million last year — a boost of 38 per cent from $14.5 million in 2022 — company financial filings show.


AI is tempting, but there are potential risks in relying on it for employers

Employers need to be aware that, because AI use is relatively new in many contexts, there may not be much (if any) legislative or case law guidance regarding the legal implication of using AI in certain ways. This means, it may be difficult to thoroughly assess the potential liabilities an employer may face. » Read More...

Business leaders should proceed with caution on public debates

Business leaders in the C-suite who think they should be speaking out on important issues should proceed with extreme caution. Based on our public opinion research, it appears Canadians aren’t sure what they want to hear. » Read More...
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Hospitality workers ratify new contract with 34 Southern California hotels, press 30 others to sign

Thousands of Southern California hospitality workers overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with 34 hotels after repeated strikes since the summer, their union announced Monday. » Read More...

Boeing CEO to exit in broad management shakeup as manufacturing issues plague storied plane maker

Boeing CEO David Calhoun will step down from the embattled plane maker at the end of the year as part of a broad management shakeup Monday after a series of mishaps at one of America's iconic manufacturers. » Read More...

With police departments facing a hiring crisis, some policies are being loosened to find more cadets

Faced with gaping vacancies in its police force and concerns about public safety, the Philadelphia Police Department had to think creatively about how to get more candidates in the door. The answer? Fewer pushups. The city’s move to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy is part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies. » Read More...


Amazon, SpaceX and other companies are arguing the U.S. government agency that protects labour rights is unconstitutional

Amazon, SpaceX, Starbucks and Trader Joe’s have all responded to allegations that they have violated labor laws with the same bold argument. The National Labor Relations Board, they assert in several ongoing legal proceedings, is unconstitutional. » Read More...

How ‘himpathy’ helps shield perpetrators of sexual misconduct from repercussions

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has faced dozens of sexual misconduct allegations over the decades. He’s the first president to be held liable for sexual assault, and in January, he was ordered to pay over US$80 million to E. Jean Carroll for defamatory statements related to her sexual assault claims. » Read More...


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