Monthly Archives: November 2013

A delicate balance: Disability management and privacy

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The rising costs of absenteeism and disability have compelled many organizations to put a new emphasis on actively managing disability claims in their organization.

To read more on this topic, please visit Kim Siddall’s latest Benefits Canada article here.

AQ Speaks HR – Collective Bargaining and Benefits

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31% of Canadian workers are represented by unions. In Manitoba, 36% of the workforce is union represented. Unions strive to improve wages, benefits, terms and conditions of employment as well as advocating for social and political change. Employers and unions negotiate binding collective agreements of lengths that typically vary from one to three years. These agreements establish the overall terms and conditions of employment. Health, medical, disability, life and retirement benefits are important and expensive components of most collective agreements.