Ontario Human Rights Tribunal finds employer’s failure to provide post-65 employee benefits discriminatory

Jul 16, 2018

In a ruling that sets up further legal battles, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recently decided that exemptions in the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) permitting employers to exclude post-65 employees from employment benefits violate the...

Update: Employment leave provisions amended in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador

Jun 19, 2018

Recent amendments to employment standards legislation in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador have received royal assent, and bring certain types of leave in line with the federal government’s recent changes to employment...

Injured former employee successful in long term disability claim two years after termination

Jun 19, 2018

Employers should be aware that termination of employment does not necessarily mean an employee will be barred in all cases from making a long-term disability (LTD) claim for injuries that occurred while they were employed, even if the policy is...

Morneau Shepell and Michigan State University expand student support

Jun 13, 2018

The Pie News: The new offering is an expansion of a support program for international students that Morneau Shepell and MSU launched in late 2017.

Great-West Life, Morneau Shepell partner for online cognitive behavioural therapy

Jun 13, 2018

Benefits Canada: The Great-West Life Assurance Co. has partnered with Morneau Shepell Ltd. to offer web-based cognitive behavioural therapy to plan members receiving disability benefits for a mental-health condition.

Cannabis in the workplace requires some planning

May 23, 2018

The Chronicle Herald: Is your organization prepared for the Cannabis Act and its impact on your workplace?

Sector Report: Anxiety and the Employee Assistance Program

May 17, 2018

Workforce: Stress in the workplace is on the rise, but companies need to destigmatize EAPs if they want employees to get help. Also, the Hot List for EAP providers.

Court rules that medical marijuana coverage not required; two insurers add medical marijuana coverage option

May 16, 2018

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has overturned a human rights decision that would have required a benefit plan to provide medical marijuana coverage, while two Canadian insurers have broadly given plan sponsors the option of including medical...

Unsick days: A kitschy gimmick or a path to a healthier workplace?

May 11, 2018

Benefits Canada: Is it right to take a sick day to visit the doctor for preventative care such as physical exams, teeth cleaning and health screenings? Doing just that is the idea behind the Unsick Day program.

Assessing the merits of workplace health coaching

May 11, 2018

Benefits Canada: Is health coaching a worthy investment for employers to include as a benefit for their workers?