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Judith Mewhort

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Employee Benefits

Upcoming Provincial Health Care Changes Affecting Benefit Plans

By Judith Mewhort on November 19, 2019

The provinces of Ontario and Alberta recently altered their provincial health care plans which will result in changes to your company benefit plan if you have employees residing in...

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Employee Benefits

The Other EI Benefits: Parental, Sickness, and Caregiving

By Judith Mewhort on October 16, 2019

When it was introduced in Canada, Employment Insurance Benefits’ sole purpose was to provide financial support to workers in between jobs. As time ticked on and the social contract...

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Health & Wellness

Loneliness and Health: How to Build a More Social Workplace

By Judith Mewhort on September 24, 2019

Everyone knows that we can prevent cardiovascular disease by eating well, quitting smoking, and exercising regularly. But another major factor in heart health is often overlooked: the...

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Health & Wellness

Legal Cannabis and Your Company Policy

By Judith Mewhort on September 3, 2019

Last October, the Cannabis Act legalized recreational use of cannabis in Canada. Until then, marijuana was legal only for medical use. This sea change in the legal status of marijuana...

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Employment Law

2019 Canada Labour Code Changes: What Employers Need to Know

By Judith Mewhort on August 20, 2019

2019 brought numerous changes to provincial and federal labour codes. In some cases, new rules are being introduced and in others, changes made by previous governments have been rolled...

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Employment Law

Understanding and Preventing Employee Benefits Fraud

By Judith Mewhort on July 16, 2019

You have a benefits plan in place to keep your employees healthy and provide financial security for them when the unexpected occurs. But do you know that benefits fraud might be costing...

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Financial Wellness

How to Improve Employee Financial Wellness (The Basics)

By Judith Mewhort on February 5, 2019

As an employer, you are probably aware that employees are experiencing higher and higher levels of stress. Unfortunately, this is affecting employees’ ability to be present and...

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Financial Wellness

Debt, Stress, and Mental Health in the Workplace

By Judith Mewhort on January 30, 2019

Over the last several years, more and more studies have drawn the connection between employees’ financial stress and reduced productivity in the workplace. Employers know it’s happening...

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Employee Benefits

Retirement Benefits for Employees: Top 6 FAQs Answered

By Judith Mewhort on January 10, 2019

Retirement. It’s a big word that’s on a lot of people’s minds these days. Simply put, Canadians want to know they’ll have enough money to retire comfortably. And as an employer, you’re...

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Employee Benefits

Why Giving Health Benefits to Gig Workers is Good for Business

By Judith Mewhort on November 7, 2018

Chances are, you hire people who fall into the “contractor” category. Since they're not actual employees, they probably don't receive your full benefits package.  So what would happen if...

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