Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at June 30, 2018

Jul 16, 2018

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

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal finds employer’s failure to provide post-65 employee benefits discriminatory

Jul 16, 2018

In a ruling that sets up further legal battles, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recently decided that exemptions in the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) permitting employers to exclude post-65 employees from employment benefits violate the...

B.C. proposes all long term disability plans be insured

Jul 16, 2018

The British Columbia Ministry of Finance has undertaken a review of the province’s Financial Institutions Act and Credit Union Incorporation Act to consider the regulatory framework governing the financial sector.

Update: Quebec adopts prohibition on orphan clauses and expands leaves of absence

Jul 16, 2018

Bill 176, “An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance,” (the Act) was adopted on June 12, 2018 by the Quebec National Assembly.

Recent cases demonstrate how family and estate law can affect pension plan administration

Jul 16, 2018

Two recent pension administration cases demonstrate that unique family and estate situations can at times take precedence over the usual rules of plan administration.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at June 30, 2018

Jul 16, 2018

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

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...

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