The No. 1 mental health issue Canadian employees take time off work for

Jan 25, 2017

Global News: Depression and anxiety are the most prevalent mental health conditions that affect employees in the workplace, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell.

‘New normal’ of workplace change affects absence, well-being

Jan 25, 2017

Benefits Canada: Almost half (46 per cent) of employees report they or their colleagues have taken time off after an organizational change, according to new research by Morneau Shepell.

Study links employee health to organizational change

Jan 25, 2017

HRM Canada: Organizations embarking on major change may want to bolster their health and wellness initiatives after a new study found links between workplace upheaval and employee health.

Sick leave, depression linked to job restructuring, layoffs

Jan 25, 2017

CBC News: New study shows workplace changes hurt health and well-being

How to make retirement savings last, even in a bear market

Jan 23, 2017

The Globe and Mail: According to 2016 data, what seems like solid retirement planning may actually be the wrong move, particularly for retirees who are worried about facing a bear market in the coming year.

Approaches reduce dependence on bond market

Jan 20, 2017

Benefits and Pensions Monitor News: Revised approaches to select an appropriate discount rate to value benefit plan liabilities in their financial statements will be less dependent on the breadth of the Canadian high quality corporate bond market...

Your retirement plan may not be what you think: Don’t fall prey to the framing effect

Jan 20, 2017

Financial Post: When figuring out your retirement puzzle, framing the question in terms of results is more likely to produce a solution that meets your needs.

PE manages drug costs

Jan 19, 2017

Benefits and Pensions Monitor News: The influx of new drugs entering the market year after year is clearly putting considerable upward pressure on health plan costs.

I was fired for using medical marijuana. What are my rights?

Jan 16, 2017

The Globe and Mail: Bill Howatt, with Morneau Shepell, provides his input to this topic.

Employers, government must step up to address decumulation dilemma

Jan 13, 2017

Benefits Canada: It’s a little shocking to realize that 1,100 Canadians are turning 65 every day. Of that number, about 500 will be relying on their own savings for much of their retirement income security.