Leaders, beware of the shadow you cast

Jan 30, 2018

Chronicle Herald: Leaders need to be aware of how their actions affect the mental health of their employees.

New digital HR assistant uses artificial intelligence to answer employee questions

Jan 29, 2018

Benefits Canada: Morneau Shepell Ltd. is introducing a new virtual assistant designed to help employees with their human resources needs.

What to do when your to-do list overwhelms you

Jan 24, 2018

The Globe and Mail: How often do you find yourself trying to fit one more thing into an already-busy day?

Total Health: The last piece of the workforce productivity puzzle

Jan 22, 2018

This paper introduces Morneau Shepell’s total health framework, which helps organizations uncover the most important key performance behaviours (KPBs) to positively influence employee health, engagement and productivity. ...

Leaves of absence: Updated rules affecting pension and benefit plans

Jan 17, 2018

Effective December 3, 2017, the federal Employment Insurance (EI) rules were updated to permit maternity benefits to be paid for up to 15 weeks, and parental leave benefits to be paid for up to 61 weeks.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at December 31, 2017

Jan 17, 2018

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

Ontario: Details on new rules for funding and annuity purchase

Jan 17, 2018

On December 14, 2017, the Ontario government released further details of its proposed new funding framework.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at December 31, 2017

Jan 17, 2018

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

Québec: Regulation on funding policies and annuity purchases

Jan 17, 2018

The final version of the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans (the “regulation”) was published on December 20, 2017 in the Gazette officielle du Québec. The regulation came into force on January 4, 2018.

Nova Scotia: Regulations on asset transfers

Jan 17, 2018

On November 28, 2017, the Nova Scotia government amended its Pension Benefits Regulations to establish clear criteria for asset transfers.