Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at May 31, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

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

Pension risk transfer activities are growing in Canada

Jun 19, 2018

The stock market crash of 2008 and the declining interest rates that followed have put considerable pressure on sponsors of defined benefit pension plans. Now, a decade later, pension plans are generally in a much healthier position due to good...

Update: Employment leave provisions amended in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador

Jun 19, 2018

Recent amendments to employment standards legislation in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador have received royal assent, and bring certain types of leave in line with the federal government’s recent changes to employment...

Injured former employee successful in long term disability claim two years after termination

Jun 19, 2018

Employers should be aware that termination of employment does not necessarily mean an employee will be barred in all cases from making a long-term disability (LTD) claim for injuries that occurred while they were employed, even if the policy is...

What to do when we question whether life is worth living

Jun 19, 2018

The Globe and Mail: If you trip and fall while walking across the street, what are the chances you will skin your knees?

Alberta court ruling permits division of pension benefits by former common-law spouses

Jun 19, 2018

A recent Alberta court decision effectively provides that pension benefits of former commonlaw spouses may be divided in Alberta.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at May 31, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2017

Building an effective, respectful workplace with the Total Health Index

Jun 15, 2018

Canadian HR Reporter: Workplace scale measures employees’ personal experiences and observations

How will employers handle cannabis in the workplace?

Jun 14, 2018

Civilized: With the number of states that have legalized recreational cannabis rising, and Canada on the verge of joining the legalization fold, employers are faced with the difficult task of dealing with cannabis in the workplace.

Morneau Shepell and Michigan State University expand student support

Jun 13, 2018

The Pie News: The new offering is an expansion of a support program for international students that Morneau Shepell and MSU launched in late 2017.