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Category: Pensions

Doug’s Top 10 Employment Law Stories of 2018

By , December 27, 2018 9:36 am

In 2018 there were many new developments in the employment law world. Here are my top 10 stories of the year: 1. Bill 148 Bit the Dust Ontario’s Employment Standards Act received its last major update in 2000. During the last three years, the Liberal provincial government consulted widely and introduced comprehensive changes to this Continue Reading…

Valuing Employee Pensions in Wrongful Dismissal Cases: A Boring but Important Issue

By , November 6, 2018 10:18 am

A long service, older worker is terminated. Under the terms of the individual’s pension plan, the employer is not permitted to continue his participation in the pension plan. So the question arises: when calculating wrongful dismissal damages, how do you calculate damages for pension benefits? A recent case considered this question. The Facts Imperial Oil Ltd. Continue Reading…

The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: A Primer

By , February 9, 2016 9:01 am

The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: A Primer As I reported in December 2014, the Ontario government intends to introduce the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) for some employers effective January 1, 2017. The ORPP is Being Phased In The ORPP will be phased in over 3 years. Contributions for employers with 50 to 499 employees Continue Reading…

Top 10 Employment Law Stories of 2015

By , December 14, 2015 1:37 pm

Seasons change; employment laws change and the last four seasons saw many changes to Ontario’s employment law landscape. In fact, 2015 may later be known as the year the Kathleen Wynne government started implementing its rather ambitious employment law agenda…changes were made to a number of laws including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Continue Reading…

Ontario Liberal Government Introduces Legislation to Create a Provincial Pension Plan

By , December 10, 2014 1:07 pm

On December 8, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 56 which if passed into law will be called the Ontario Pension Plan Act, 2014. Under Bill 56, employees who are not part of a pension plan and their employers would each be required to contribute 1.9% of the employee’s earnings up to $ 90 000 Continue Reading…

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