Human Resources Trends for 2018

Oct 18, 2017

Our annual Trends in Human Resources survey canvasses Canadian employers on what they are planning for the coming year and asks HR Leaders about the opportunities and challenges they face in improving employee health, engagement and productivity.

Ontario: Regulation on administrative penalties

Oct 16, 2017

On September 15, 2017, Ontario filed a regulation setting the amounts for administrative penalties levied under the Pension Benefits Act (the “Act”).

Medical marijuana: A smoking hot topic for health and benefit plans

Oct 16, 2017

Bill C-45 (Cannabis Act) created quite a stir in April 2017 when it was introduced to the House of Commons.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at September 30, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2016

British Columbia: Reduction in provincial medical premiums

Oct 16, 2017

In the 2017 budget update tabled on September 11, 2017, the British Columbia government announced that Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums will be reduced by 50% for all residents effective January 1, 2018.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at September 30, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

Every year, companies must establish an expense for their defined benefit pension plans.

Nova Scotia announces consultation on DB pension plan funding

Oct 16, 2017

On September 6, 2017, Nova Scotia announced a consultation on defined benefit (DB) pension plan funding and other regulatory matters.

Update: New Brunswick adopts funding relief regulation

Oct 16, 2017

On September 29, 2017, the New Brunswick government adopted a funding relief regulation for multi-jurisdictional pension plans.

Saskatchewan: New funding rules for pension plans with fixed contributions

Oct 16, 2017

Effective August 25, 2017, the Saskatchewan Pension Benefits Regulations were amended to establish a new funding and regulatory regime for limited liability plans (LLPs).

Our team leader remains a bully despite our reports. What do we do?

Oct 15, 2017

The Globe and Mail: Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell, provides his insights to the question.