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New Alberta Employment Standards – Quick Summary of May 2018 Session

Our workplaces have evolved since Alberta’s employment standards code was last updated in 1988. Growth in part-time jobs, shift work, and flexible schedules were some of the driving factors behind Bill 17, Alberta’s new employment legislation, which came into effect on January 1, 2018. Our May...

Benefits Communication – Cutting Through the Clutter

In today’s world it can be tough to be heard. We’ve all had the experience of employees nodding off during an important staff meeting or neglecting to read a significant update. Here are some of the ways that we have found it helpful to cut through...

Give the Gift of Life Insurance

Through working with clients over the past 20+ years, we have seen the many benefits of life insurance in action. For most people, life insurance is purchased to ease the financial impact of there is a pre-mature death by providing funds to pay off debt...

Estate Planning – Easy Checklist

Estate planning is not just for high net worth families; it is required by every individual. With a proper and current estate plan, you can dramatically reduce the added strain to your executor caused by the legal and financial issues surrounding the settling of an...

Maternity Leave & Benefits How-to Guide

If you or someone you know is preparing for a maternity leave, we thought it might be helpful to understand some of the choices around benefits and the potential impacts of those choices. Risk of Not Maintaining Benefits Many employees elect to terminate benefits for temporary leaves...

Traveller Stories – Real Examples of Insurance in Action

Recently, TuGo released real examples of travel claims they assisted with in the last year. The stories reinforce the importance of emergency travel coverage and illustrate the limitations of provincial coverage when emergency medical situations arise out of country. Bucket List ATV Excursion - $900,000 9-year Old's...

Medical Marijuana – Quick Facts for Employers

Patient access to medical marijuana has been available in Canada since 2001. But the looming legalization of recreational marijuana has brought the drug into sharp focus for employers curious about how marijuana could impact benefit plans as well as health and safety of the workplace....

Panel Discussion | New Employment Legislation

Your Questions Answered Learn more about how the the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (Bill 17), introduced on January 1, 2018, affects you: How do you implement new overtime pay requirements without breaking the bank? What are the implications for unpaid leave on my benefits plans? ...

Maternity Leave & Benefits | How-to Guide

Maternity or parental leaves are inevitable in almost any organization. But many organizations stumble when it comes to benefits and potential risks to plan members when decisions around these leaves are made. When an employee takes a temporary leave for birth or adoption of a child,...