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Shopify faces class action over severance offered to recently laid off staff

Lawsuit alleges workers were presented with departure packages featuring hefty severance, only to be told they would instead be offered substantially smaller sums.

Wage-fixing, no-poaching agreements to become criminal in Canada in June

It will become a criminal offence for employers to agree: to fix, maintain, decrease or control wages or other terms of employment; or to refrain from hiring or trying to hire one another's employees.

WestJet pilots deal grants 24 per cent pay raise over four years

A copy of the tentative agreement summary states pilots will receive a 15.5 per cent hourly pay raise this year retroactive to Jan. 1 upon ratification of the deal.

StatCan report casts clouds on claims of a widespread labour shortage in Canada

The Statistics Canada analysis finds there are no labour shortages for jobs that require high levels of education, suggesting other factors, such as a mismatch in skills and pay, might be to blame for a high number of empty positions.

Reminder: B.C.'s minimum wage rising on June 1 to $16.75 an hour

The 6.9% increase also applies to the minimum wage rates for resident caretakers, live-in home support workers and live-in camp leaders.

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Canadian companies adopt 'stay interviews' as workers rethink careers, needs

The discussion are designed to collect feedback from employees and are aimed at learning what the company can do to retain valued team members and keep them happy. » Read More...

Interac expanding into business verification, including background checks for candidates

Interac, a brand familiar to most Canadians as the interbank network that makes financial transactions tick and their debit cards work almost anywhere, is expanding into the realm of pre-employment background screening. » Read More...

No kidding: California overtime law threatens use of grazing goats to prevent wildfires

The changes could raise the monthly salary of herders from $3,730 to $14,000. That's because, historically, goat and sheepherders have been paid a monthly minimum salary rather than an hourly minimum wage. » Read More...

State lawmakers in U.S. want children to fill labour shortages, even in bars and on school nights

As the federal government cracks down on child labor violations, some state lawmakers are embracing legislation to let children work longer hours and in more hazardous occupations. » Read More...

Target pulls some LGBTQ+ merchandise from stores after threats to workers in U.S.

Target is removing some items from its stores and making other changes to its LGBTQ+ merchandise nationwide ahead of Pride month after intense backlash from some customers who confronted workers and tipped over displays. » Read More...


How smaller cities can integrate newcomers into their labour markets

In 2022, Canada’s population grew by a million people. Nearly all this growth — a whopping 96 per cent — came from immigration. That’s one million new people who need housing, education, health care and employment. » Read More...

Deaths of despair: How income inequality puts Canadian youth at risk

Income inequality has been linked to poor physical and mental health in past research, but more recent evidence suggests the issue of income inequality may be much more severe than previously expected. » Read More...


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