Two years ago Ontario pension legislation was changed to provide
for new rules that will make asset transfers and the merger of two
or more pension plans much simpler. These are welcome changes since
it has been expensive, and sometimes legally impossible, to merge
pension plans under the current rules.
Unfortunately, employers cannot proceed under the new rules yet.
Specific regulations are required to implement them. The Ontario
government announced in its 2012 budget that these regulations
would be released this spring, but we haven't seen anything
yet. Plan sponsors wishing to take advantage of the simpler asset
transfer and plan merger rules will have to wait a bit longer.
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Unfortunately, reasonable accommodation for employees in the workplace continues to be the source of significant litigation and even today we continue to see outrageous examples of employers behaving badly.
We are now beginning to see reported cases involving charges and subsequent fines laid against employers for failing to provide information, instruction and supervision to protect a worker from workplace violence.
On October 13, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal an Ontario Court of Appeal decision which ordered an employer to pay a former employee 37 months of salary and benefits following termination.
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