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Insurer, MGAs give employees more time off during pandemic

September 14, 2021 Brooke Smith

The pandemic has spurred MGAs and one insurer to offer additional paid time off and be more generous with their vacation policies. AXA Group announced Sept. 7 that it was giving its 153,000 employees worldwide two additional paid days off

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Coffee burn case sees courts flip-flop on vicarious liability

January 24, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A recent Ontario court ruling against a coffee shop serves as a warning to defendants that individual employees can be named personally in personal injury lawsuits against corporations. “There is no general rule in Canada that an employee acting in

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Employee awareness, training key to building a solid cyber security culture: Echols

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A little competition could be a good thing, especially when it comes to building a cyber security culture, cyber expert Michael Echols suggested last week during a symposium co-hosted by the Travelers Institute and Economic Club of Canada. Developing a

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Province of Manitoba advises that former health department employee inappropriately accessed personal health information

November 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) has reported that a former health department employee inappropriately accessed the personal health information of 197 people, including names, addresses and dates of birth. MHSAL said on Monday that an internal investigation revealed

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Ontario Retirement Pension Plan bill passes third reading

June 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A bill that will make it mandatory for some Ontario employers and workers to contribute towards a public pension plan passed third reading Thursday. Bill 186, Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Act (Strengthening Retirement Security for Ontarians) – was originally tabled

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Court ruling that injured Ontario workers cannot contract out of right to sue employers under appeal

May 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A defendant in a lawsuit filed by an employee injured in a go-kart collision is applying for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, the court announced Friday. Ontario’s Workplace Safety Insurance Act essentially prohibits employees from suing