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Home sick: How hybrid workplaces and employees can navigate flu season

While many workplaces have shifted to hybrid setups coming out of the pandemic, employment experts say workers should be cautious about using that added flexibility to work from home when feeling sick.

Nova Scotia buys motel to help ease housing shortages faced by health-care workers

The move is meant to help alleviate housing shortages and will see the province convert the former Wheelhouse Motel, in Lunenburg, N.S., into mixed-income housing.

Grocery store workforce stands to benefit from gains made by Unifor with Metro strike

As Metro workers at 27 Toronto-area grocery stores return to work after a month-long strike, experts and union representatives say their new collective agreement raises the bar for grocery store workers across the country.

Private donation helps attract teachers to rural B.C. with $10,000 cash welcome gifts

A rural school district in the British Columbia Interior has filled a shortfall of teachers with help from an anonymous benefactor who donated $200,000 to welcome new educators.

Feds award $15 million contract to Sun Life to lay groundwork for dental care program

The federal government has awarded a contract worth up to $15 million to lay the groundwork for a new national dental insurance plan.

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How students are developing solutions to the problem of campus sexual and gender-based violence

Some universities have removed course information from public websites as part of efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, following the stabbing attack this past summer on June 28 at the University of Waterloo. » Read More...


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Uncovering the gender gap: Women's health issues take center stage

Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series tackling women's health issues in the workplace and what employers, HR and leaders can do to make a difference. It's based on a special roundtable conversation held by Talent Canada, in partnership with Sun Life, that took a deep dive into the issue. » Read More...


Menopause, cardiovascular disease, mental health among top concerns for working women

Janet Ko, president and co-founder of the Menopause Foundation of Canada, argued that women in menopause are a “very fast-growing segment of the workforce” that warrant greater understanding and recognition. » Read More...


Mass layoffs trigger special rules, obligations for employers – and rights for workers

Earlier this summer, TELUS announced that it would be eliminating 6,000 jobs. Several companies have made similar large scale downsizes to their workforces over the past couple of years. In the face of such large-scale terminations, it is important for both employees and employers to be aware that there are special employment standards rules that apply to mass terminations. » Read More...


Partners in Prevention H&S Conference (Southwestern)

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