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Category: Employee benefit

Are You Still Entitled to Employment Insurance If You Quit?

By , October 17, 2018 11:24 am

Under the Employment Insurance Act, both employers and employees are required to contribute to Employment Insurance (“EI”) premiums. The objective of  EI benefits is to provide temporary income support to unemployed workers while they search for new employment. It is well recognized that terminated employees are entitled to receive EI benefits. But what if an Continue Reading…

Pregnancy, Parental and Maternity Leave 102 (Federal)

By , March 5, 2018 11:30 am

PREGNANCY, PARENTAL AND MATERNITY LEAVE 102 We often receive calls from expecting parents asking about their rights to benefits and time off work once their child arrives.  This article reviews the rights for employees of federally regulated companies in Canada, like banks and airlines. If you work for a provincially regulated company, see here. An Continue Reading…

Pregnancy, Parental, and Maternity Leave 101 (Provincial)

By , March 5, 2018 11:18 am

Pregnancy, Parental, and Maternity Leave 101 (Provincial) We often receive calls from expecting parents asking about their rights to maternity leave or parental leave and benefits once their child arrives.  This article reviews the rights for employees of provincially regulated companies in Ontario. If you work for a federally regulated company, like a bank or Continue Reading…

WSIB Benefit Changes Effective January 1, 2018

By , January 11, 2018 11:29 am

Claiming benefits through WSIB because of harassment or bullying at work just got much easier. Until very recently, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act only allowed employees to claim workers compensation benefits if they experienced traumatic mental stress at work. This was very difficult for employees to prove.  The law said that the stress had Continue Reading…

Recent changes to Employment Insurance benefits

By , December 11, 2017 10:00 am

In November of this year, Employment and Social Development Canada confirmed that new Employment Insurance (“EI”) parental, maternity and caregiving benefits will come into force effective December 3, 2017. We previously blogged about these proposed changes when the new EI benefits were being proposed in the federal budget. The changes that have been announced are Continue Reading…

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