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Ontario tightening rules around mass layoffs to protect remote workers

Under the proposed changes, employees who work solely from home would be eligible for the same enhanced notice as “in-office” and other employees in mass layoff situations.

Alberta calling: Province launching new campaign to lure skilled workers from Ontario and Atlantic

Nearly 33,000 Canadians moved to the province in the third quarter of 2022, says minister.

Recruitment, retention and workload issues continue to stymie employers: HR survey

Nearly 90 per cent of businesses in Canada are struggling to recruit workers, according to a new survey commissioned by human resources associations.

HR leaders are lacking resources to address mental health, well-being challenges: Report

Nearly half of employee benefit programs in Canada don't offer access to a mental health professional, according to a new survey of HR leaders.

Privacy considerations for virtual hiring: A look at the OPC's advice to employers

It would not be appropriate for a hiring manager to watch video interviews in public spaces or allow others outside their workplace to view videos, it states.


Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act: Quick Reference 2023

This reference guide helps you make sense of the OH&S Act and Regulations - quickly and easily in "plain English". Be prepared, make decisions with confidence and ensure your business complies with the sections of the OH&S Act and Regulations that are of importance to the success of your organization.

Part one of Ontario OH&S Act: Quick Reference 2023 Edition features more than 20 key compliance issues that are identified, defined, cross-referenced and accompanied by a legal compliance checklist. Part two contains the full text of the OH&S Act and key Regulations. » Order your copy today!

Meta slashing 10,000 jobs as Zuckerberg overhauls culture, calls for more in-person work

It has also unveiled sweeping cultural changes, including a plan that would see managers have no more than 10 direct reports and moving away from low-priority work. » Read More...

Report says long COVID could impact economy and be 'mass disabling event' in Canada

A report released last week by Canada’s chief science adviser says she considers COVID-19 the “head” of the pandemic but long COVID its “tail” as the illness inflicts significant harm on individuals. » Read More...

Is a neurodivergent worker on your team struggling? You might be the problem

Managing someone who is neurodivergent sometimes requires a different tact or accommodation, something that was underscored in a recent labour arbitration ruling out of Alberta. » Read More...

Illinois enacts mandatory paid leave 'for any reason'

In 2024, employers must offer workers paid time off based on hours worked, with no need to explain the reason for their absence as long as they provide notice in accordance with reasonable employer standards. » Read More...

California court rules for Uber, Lyft in ride hailing case

App-based ride hailing and delivery companies like Uber and Lyft can continue to treat their California drivers as independent contractors, a state appeals court ruled Monday. » Read More...

BBC backtracks on Lineker over tweet slamming UK asylum plan

The BBC called a truce Monday in its showdown with sports commentator Gary Lineker, reversing its suspension of the former soccer great for a tweet that criticized the U.K. government's contentious new migration policy. » Read More...


Is International Women’s Day a catalyst for change or just a symbolic gesture?

Does International Women’s Day actually accomplish anything? Are these types of public recognition events helpful? What can governments do better on this front? » Read More...

A new UN report offers businesses a template for achieving true sustainability

Not a day goes by without hearing about the fragility of our natural ecosystems and the repercussions that extractive economic activity are having on them. » Read More...


CPHR BC & Yukon HR Conference and Expo

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: May 2-3, 2023
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CPHR Atlantic 2023 Annual Conference

June 19, 2023 | Halifax Convention Centre »