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Morneau Shepell provides COVID-19 resources and information

Mar 26, 2020

Amid ongoing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, Morneau Shepell continues to provide resources to our clients and to the general public to help deal with the impact of the virus.

Court compensates retiree for negligent misrepresentation of benefits

Feb 26, 2020

A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Calder v. Alberta affirmed the decision of the trial judge granting a retired member of a public sector pension plan compensation for the negligent misrepresentation of the member’s future...

New and extended employment leave provisions in Saskatchewan

Jan 20, 2020

Saskatchewan has adopted a number of new and extended employment leave provisions that will affect pension and benefit plan sponsors.

Update: Proposed changes to employee stock option tax rules delayed

Jan 20, 2020

On December 19, 2019, the federal government announced that the proposed changes to the tax treatment of employee stock options would not come into force on the previously proposed date of January 1, 2020.

Updates to government benefit plans in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta

Nov 25, 2019

There have been several recent announcements of changes to provincial government health care benefits.

Recent developments in pharmaceutical benefit coverage

Sep 23, 2019

Several new developments in 2019 point towards greater government intervention to manage drug prices as well as the cost of public drug plans.

Employee stock option deduction limits to take effect January 1, 2020

Jul 23, 2019

On June 17, 2019, the federal Minister of Finance tabled a Notice of Ways and Means Motion that would limit the availability of deductions with respect to shares issued under certain employee stock options granted starting January 1, 2020.

British Columbia introduces critical illness or injury leave and domestic or sexual violence leave

Jul 23, 2019

Effective May 30, 2019, British Columbia employment standards legislation has been amended to introduce critical illness or injury leave and domestic or sexual violence leave.

Advisory Council’s final report recommends universal, single-payer pharmacare

Jul 23, 2019

In June 2019, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare (the Advisory Council) issued its final report recommending universal public, single-payer pharmacare for all Canadians, with a phased implementation between 2022...