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Five things to know about Canada’s new wage fixing and no poaching prohibitions

New rules prohibiting wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements kicked last week in an effort to crack down on companies undermining competition at employees’ expense. Here is what employers and employees need to know about the new rules.

City of Leduc reaches settlement in class action over sexual misconduct against female workers

The deal includes payments ranging from $10,000 to $285,000 per class member. Any woman who worked at the city in the past 20 years is eligible to participate.

Saskatchewan immigration ministry fires more employees over privacy breach

Saskatchewan's immigration ministry has fired more employees for inappropriately accessing client records. The ministry says an audit found three additional instances of former employees obtaining records they were not authorized to view.

UPEI board chair resigns after report of toxic culture, says new leadership is needed

The chair of University of Prince Edward Island's board of governors has stepped down following a report that describes a toxic culture of harassment and racism at the school.

Deloitte Canada reports 38% jump in Indigenous professionals as it touts commitment to reconciliation

It has been three years since Deloitte Canada released its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which was launched in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Act (#92) to the corporate sector. I

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Canadian business leaders have work to do when it comes to employee trust, but there's hope

In the 2023 Proof Strategies CanTrust Index, Canadian employees gave their employers a lackluster "C" grade on their capacity to build trust with external stakeholders for the second consecutive year. This follows a disappointing "D" grade in 2021. » Read More...

Mining companies betting on autonomous technology to make dangerous jobs safer

Forget about the canary in the coal mine — experts say the day is coming when there won't even be a need for a human. » Read More...

California's law aimed at fast food wages is on hold. Lawmakers may have found a way around it

A new California law aimed in part at boosting salaries for fast food workers has been delayed for nearly two years following industry resistance. Now the Democrats who control the state Legislature might have figured out how to raise worker pay anyway. » Read More...

Washington's long term care payroll tax starts July 1, as other states explore similar programs

The push to find a long-term care solution comes as Washington and other states prepare to face a doubling of the 85-and-older population over the next 15 years — a crisis that will challenge the ability of states to meet long-term care needs already promised through Medicaid. » Read More...

Ex-Audi boss convicted of fraud after pleading guilty in German automaker's diesel emissions scandal

A German court found ex-Audi boss Rupert Stadler guilty of fraud in connection with the automaker's diesel emissions scandal Tuesday, making him the highest-ranking executive convicted over cars that cheated on emissions tests with the help of illegal software. » Read More...


Organizations are leaving disabled workers behind in their DEI efforts — here’s how they can do better

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are becoming increasingly commonplace worldwide. However, when it comes to these efforts, disability is often not given the same level of attention as other factors like gender, ethnicity, culture, race or sexuality. This needs to change. » Read More...

Abortion is a workplace issue: How managers can support employee access to reproductive health care

June 24 marks the one-year anniversary of the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade — the landmark decision that, for nearly 50 years, had guaranteed abortion care access in the U.S. As of June 16, 20 states have banned or heavily restricted access to abortion. » Read More...


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