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Ontario eliminates “personal emergency leave”

Feb 20, 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, the Ontario government has repealed provisions introduced by the previous Ontario government in 2017 that provided for up to 10 days, including two paid days, of personal emergency leave, replacing it with separate...

Alberta adopts joint governance structure for large public sector pension plans

Feb 20, 2019

On December 11, 2018, Alberta adopted Bill 27, which will transition the Local Authorities Pension Plan, the Public Service Pension Plan, and the Special Forces Pension Plan to a joint governance structure.

Ontario government to end OHIP+ drug coverage for young people with private drug plans

Feb 20, 2019

On January 2, 2019, the Ontario government released a regulatory notice and a draft regulation that will make OHIP+ drug coverage only available to Ontarians under the age of 25 who do not have drug coverage through a private drug benefit plan.

New pay equity obligations for federally regulated employers

Jan 23, 2019

On December 13, 2018, the federal government’s Bill C-86, which among other things establishes a new Pay Equity Act (the Act), received royal assent.

Paid and unpaid leaves to be expanded for federally regulated employees

Jan 23, 2019

On December 13, 2018, the federal government passed Bill C-86 which, among other things, will expand certain paid and unpaid leaves for federally regulated employers and employees under the Canada Labour Code (the Code).

Quebec to modify funding rules for multi-jurisdictional defined benefit pension plans

Jan 23, 2019

A draft regulation titled “Regulation respecting the funding of multi-jurisdictional defined benefit pension plans” (the Draft Regulation) was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on December 5, 2018.

OSFI releases statistics on pension and savings plan coverage in Canada

Jan 23, 2019

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) recently released a fact sheet titled Registered Pension Plans (RPPs) and Other Types of Savings Plans – Coverage in Canada.

New Ontario government postpones implementation of Pay Transparency Act

Jan 23, 2019

The Ontario government has delayed the implementation of the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the Act), which would have required provincially regulated employers in Ontario to begin disclosing compensation information in public job postings and...

FSCO Issues Administrative Monetary Penalties Guideline

Dec 17, 2018

On November 13, 2018, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) issued a guideline that summarizes legislative provisions respecting Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) under the Pension Benefits Act (the Act) and outlines the...

New Quebec government to abolish pre-existing “orphan clauses”

Dec 17, 2018

The Quebec Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity has stated that the new Quebec government intends to force the elimination of “orphan clauses” between current and new employees.