Brandie Weikle

CBC News

Brandie Weikle is a senior writer for CBC News based in Toronto. She's a long-time magazine and newspaper editor and podcast host with specialities in family life, health and the workplace. You can reach her at brandie.weikle@cbc.ca.

Latest from Brandie Weikle

There's never been a better time for teens to land a job. So why aren't as many applying?

With unemployment at a record low and close to a million job vacancies, the time is ripe for teenagers to land their first jobs. But teens aren't as likely to apply as they once were.

You shouldn't have to wait 2 weeks to get paid, say proponents of new payroll system

Proponents of a new approach to payroll called “early wage access” say time’s up for the traditional model of getting paid once every two weeks.

Forget 9 to 5. These experts say the time has come for the results-only work environment

A management strategy known as the results-only work environment (ROWE) has seen a surge in interest during the COVID-19 pandemic, says one of the architects of the system.

Why smashing the taboo around menopause makes good economic sense

Women going through menopausal changes now are more likely than generations before to hold senior roles at work, making them difficult to replace, experts say. And they represent a lot of buying power for companies savvy enough to market products and services to them.

These people were able to take their big-city salaries to more affordable towns

A growing number of people have been able to relocate to smaller cities and towns in Canada, as remote work during the pandemic has made their jobs portable. But if you move to a more affordable place, should you be able to take your big-city salary with you?

Canada was already desperately short of nurses before COVID-19. Now nurses say they're hanging on by a thread

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened Canada’s already critical nursing shortage, and experts say it’s going to take strategic planning, incentives and a lot of effort to make work life more sustainable for nurses to build a bigger workforce.

Canada Goose fined by China for 'misleading' consumers about parka material

Toronto-based Canada Goose Holdings Inc. is in hot water with China, which has fined the winter-apparel maker for allegedly misleading consumers about the materials it uses.

Why Canada's low-paid, precariously employed essential workers need a better deal

Labour advocates say essential workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic, and that they’re owed a future with higher wages and better worker protections.

Parents, family lawyers cautiously optimistic about Divorce Act changes

Divorced parents and family law experts are greeting bill C-78, which updates the Divorce Act for the first time in more than 20 years, with some measure of optimism.

Small retailers push back against lockdown policy that favours big-box stores

Small businesses in Toronto and Peel Region say it's not fair that they should be closed for in-person shopping while big-box stores can sell all manner of goods — from clothing to books to tech gadgets — if they happen to also sell essential products such as groceries.

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