Managing Absenteeism

Chronic absenteeism is one of the most common and frustrating issues faced by employers. According to Statistics Canada, in 2012, the average Canadian worker was away from work for 9.3 days – the equivalent of almost 2 weeks. Almost 80% of those absences were considered “casual” and not supported by any sort of doctor’s note. […]

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Sick Leave in Canada

Paid sick leave is a contentious issue right now for Canadians. While many American states are making ground with their fight for paid sick leave, Canada has made little progress in terms of improving minimum sick leave standards for employees. To look at the facts: There is no law that requires employers to provide pay […]

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Hangovers and Sick Leave

A few months back, HRM Online posted an article about Sick Leave, asking the question: Does a hangover constitute as Sick Leave? It made us really think – is a hangover considered illness? If so, should sick leave cover self-induced illnesses? HRM unearthed these key points: Much like cosmetic surgery or sunburn, a hangover is […]

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