May 09, 2019 by Karina Pylypczuk in Employment Standards, Labour, Pensions and Benefits
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Dentons’ Employment and Labour Seminar

You are invited to the Dentons’ Labour, Employment and Pensions group half-day seminar on emerging workplace and human resources issues. Join us on May 31st at this complimentary seminar to discuss topics such as:

December 13, 2018 by Pamela Chan Ebejer in Employment Standards, Occupational Health and Safety, Pensions and Benefits
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More Legislative Changes Coming with Bill 66

Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 was recently introduced in the Ontario Legislature (“Bill 66”).  Bill 66—as the name suggests—aims to make Ontario more competitive by reducing regulatory burden and giving businesses more flexibility.

Bill 66 proposes to make the following changes to existing legislation:

November 22, 2018 by Kyle Isherwood in Labour, pay equity, Pensions and Benefits
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The More Things Change… Ford Government Rolls Back Bill 148

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47—the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018—received royal assent. Bill 47 makes numerous amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA), and the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009. As outlined earlier, Bill 47

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November 01, 2018 by Mary Picard in Pensions and Benefits
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What happens to the pension when the pensioner disappears into thin air?

The Supreme Court of Canada recently agreed to hear an appeal of a Quebec case that deals with the obligations and rights of a pension plan administrator when a pensioner goes missing.

The facts are unique.  A 77-year-old retired university professor went for a walk one crisp autumn day and never

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August 03, 2017 by Heather Di Dio in English, Ontario, Pensions and Benefits
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Monitoring Investment Managers and Investment Fund Performance in Ontario Pension Plans: How Do You Stack Up?

If you’re an employer or administrator of an Ontario-registered pension plan, you’ll be interested to know that the Financial Services Commission of Ontario recently published a detailed report on the filings of Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPPs) in Ontario (the “Report”). The Report which was published at the

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July 04, 2017 by Mary Picard in English, Ontario, Pensions and Benefits
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Cheers to the Ontario government: a tonic for dealing with pension statements for missing plan members

A helpful change to Ontario pension law has come into effect, coincident with the arrival of patio season. It is a refreshing tonic that will help administrators deal with pension plan members who are difficult to locate.

Until now, the obligation to send pension statements to former and retired plan members

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June 19, 2017 by Taylor Buckley in Alberta, British Columbia, English, Pensions and Benefits
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BC AND ALBERTA PENSION PLAN ASSESSMENTS – DEADLINE APPROACHING

As part of the enhanced governance requirements under British Columbia’s Pension Benefits Standard Act and Alberta’s Employment Pension Plans Act, pension plan administrators in Alberta and British Columbia are required to conduct an assessment their plan every three years. The deadline to complete the first assessment is December 31, 2017.

December

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May 19, 2017 by Mary Picard in English, Ontario, Pensions and Benefits
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Interesting times for employers with Ontario pension plans

Yesterday the Ontario Deputy Superintendent of Pensions released a formal statement that included the comment:  “these are interesting times in the pension sector.”  How true.

Many long-anticipated improvements to Ontario pension legislation, regulation and policies are finally coming into force.  The pension regulator will have more specific, helpful powers to target

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May 03, 2017 by Heather Di Dio in English, Ontario, Pensions and Benefits
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2017 Ontario Budget: Highlights for Pension Plan Sponsors and Administrators

Pension plan sponsors and administrators have much to anticipate with the release of the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario (Budget) on April 27, 2017.  The Budget provides updates to several pension reform initiatives that many stakeholders have been waiting for, as well as new proposals aimed at benefiting

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April 26, 2017 by Mary Picard in English, Ontario, Pensions and Benefits
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Changes to the Canada Pension Plan: a field guide for Ontario employers

Are you an employer who is uncertain about what you should be doing to prepare for the changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)?  This guide will help you.

The changes were announced by the federal government a year ago, and formal rules became law at the end of 2016.  Unlike

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