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These two Canadian regions will face major insurance workforce issues

October 31, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry’s entry-to-exit ratio is declining, meaning insurance organizations will find it harder to grow in the years to come. Few regions should be as concerned as Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan when it comes to

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Tim Hortons, franchisees in legal spat over shattering coffee pots

September 1, 2018 by Aleksandra Sagan - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The parent company of Tim Hortons is denying a claim by a group of franchisees that the coffee pots they’re required to use have been shattering and injuring employees. Restaurant Brands International says the claims of faulty coffee pots are

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How to prevent brokers from poaching clients when they leave the brokerage

August 30, 2018 by Jason Contant

Insurance companies or brokerages trying to prevent employees from poaching clients should include precise and specific employment restrictions on time and geography, a commercial litigation lawyer cautioned Wednesday. To draft an enforceable non-solicitation agreement, brokerages should provide realistic parameters on

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Mechanic barred from suing employer over workplace injury

August 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A Newfoundland and Labrador construction company no longer faces a lawsuit from the estate of an injured worker, after the Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday it will not hear an appeal. Many Canadian corporate clients lack liability insurance covering

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Why Canadian companies need to ‘digitally upskill’ their staff

August 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

While a majority (85%) of Canadian organizations are investing in emerging technologies, few of them are managing the risks associated with technology, such as cybersecurity threats and lack of talent, a recent PwC Canada report has found. The Full Risk

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Ontario court does not have jurisdiction to hear proposed class action against police

July 17, 2018 by Daniela Germano - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A judge has ruled that the Ontario Superior Court does not have the jurisdiction to hear a proposed class-action lawsuit that accused the Waterloo regional police force of gender-based bullying, violence and sexual misconduct. In a ruling released

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Paid Part 3 of DGA study reveals how to achieve your ideal insurance career

May 29, 2018 by DGA Careers

What direction do you see your insurance career taking over the next five years? Are you on a path to the C-suite or other leadership role? Alternatively, do you have a more entrepreneurial vision for either starting a company or

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It’s okay to cry at work. Millennials – and your CFO – are cool with it

April 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

If you are going to cry at work, make sure it’s not in front of a Boomer. Forty-seven per cent of Canadian workers 55 and older think workplace crying has a negative effect on your professional reputation, according to a

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What Ontario’s budget means for women in the province’s P&C industry

April 2, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Fair wages for women is becoming a “bigger issue” in the insurance industry, says Colin Simpson, CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario. “There is proven disparity in the marketplace” between men’s and women’s salaries, Simpson told Canadian Underwriter

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Canadian P&C people on the move

March 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Two new staff members join adjusting firm Claims adjusting firm Kernaghan Adjusters said Monday it has relocated its Whistler, B.C. operation and welcomed two new staff members. Michael Unger will be Sea to Sky manager and executive adjuster. He brings

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Broker calls court injunction against random drug and alcohol testing “scary”

March 5, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Alberta’s appeal court has upheld a lower court ruling that prohibits Suncor Energy Inc. from testing oil sands workers in safety sensitive positions for drug and alcohol impairment. For Sherry Barge, national transportation leader for commercial brokerage BFL Canada, the