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Ontario's Pay Transparency Act Coming Into Force January 2019
Bill 3, Ontario's Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (Act), recently received royal assent and — with the exception of one provision — will come into force on January 1, 2019.
6 Jun 2018
Certain Provisions Of Quebec's Pay Equity Act Are Invalid, SCC Rules
On May 10, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) confirmed that certain sections of the Quebec Pay Equity Act (Act) regarding pay equity audits were invalid, inapplicable and unenforceable.
24 May 2018
Ontario To Revoke New Holiday Pay Calculation Rule
The Ontario government has announced that it will reverse a Bill 148 amendment on the calculation of public holiday pay.
11 May 2018
B.C. Looks To Amend Its Employment Standards Act, Proposes Expanded Leave Of Absences
On April 9, 2018, the British Columbia government introduced Bill 6, which seeks to amend the B.C. Employments Standards Act (ESA), to provide employees with more generous and flexible pregnancy...
16 Apr 2018
Alberta Announces Temporary Solvency Funding Relief For Defined Benefit Pension Plans
The Alberta Superintendent of Pensions (Superintendent) recently announced long-anticipated measures providing potential funding relief to sponsors of Alberta-registered defined benefit plans.
11 Apr 2018
Quebec's Updated Act Respecting Labour Standards Presents New Challenges For Employers
On March 20, 2018, Quebec's Minister responsible for Labour, Dominique Vien, presented Bill 176: An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate...
23 Mar 2018
How Will Ontario's Pay Transparency Act Affect Your Organization?
The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (Act) in the legislative assembly, in part to close the wage gap between men and women by ensuring that compensation...
16 Mar 2018
2018 Federal Budget: Proposal To Discontinue The Health And Welfare Trust Regime
On February 27, 2018, the Minister of Finance introduced Canada's 2018 Federal Budget: Equality and Growth for a Strong Middle Class (2018 Budget), as well as an annexed Tax Measures: Supplementary Information (Supplementary Tax Measures), which include a proposal to discontinue the Health and Welfare Trust regime and provide for the transition of existing Health and Welfare Trusts into Employee Life and Health Trusts
2 Mar 2018
New Year, New Employment Standards For Alberta: Job-Protected Leave For New Parents Extended Up To 1.5 Years
Alberta's employment standards laws have changed significantly as of January 1, 2018. Among other things, periods of job-protected maternity ...
15 Jan 2018
Ontario Pension Funding Reform And Administrator Discharge Upon Annuity Purchase
On December 14, 2017, the Ontario government posted descriptions of two proposed regulations to the Ontario Pension Benefits Act regarding the funding rules for defined benefit pension plans and ...
10 Jan 2018
Amended SPPA Regulation Comes Into Force, Filling A Gap In Quebec's Supplemental Pension Plan Framework
On January 4, 2018, the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans came into force, filling a regulatory void in Quebec's supplemental pension plans framework that lasted just over two years.
9 Jan 2018
Inside Canada's New Employment Rules: Expanded Employee Leaves Of Absence And Employment Insurance Benefits
The federal government recently confirmed that the new rules for maternity, parental and caregiver benefits under the Employment Insurance Act ...
1 Dec 2017
Inside Canada's New Employment Rules: Expanded Employee Leaves Of Absence And Employment Insurance Benefits
The federal government recently confirmed that the new rules for maternity, parental and caregiver benefits under the EIA and the corresponding leaves under the CLC are scheduled to come into force on December 3, 2017.
30 Nov 2017
Ontario Passes Bill 148, Rolls Out Major Changes To Workplace Laws
On November 22, 2017, the Ontario government passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), rolling out major changes to the province's employment and labour laws, ...
28 Nov 2017
Ontario Court Rules Working Notice Wrongly Applied In Mass Termination Class Action
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Superior Court) recently granted summary judgment in favour of a class of employees who were part of a "mass termination" following a business closure.
20 Nov 2017
Cross-Border Incentive Plans: One Size Does Not Fit All
To recruit and retain highly skilled and experienced executives, companies must offer innovative and attractive compensation packages.
2 Nov 2017
Missing Pension Plan Beneficiaries And The Federal Consultation Paper On The Financial Sector Framework
Pension plan administrators have a fiduciary duty to ensure that each member and beneficiary is paid the benefits to which they are entitled.
23 Aug 2017
Pensions Newsletter – July 2017
Welcome to the 18th issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice.
25 Jul 2017
Top 10 Issues For Employers, #8: Employment Considerations In Business Transactions
This is the eighth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series, focusing on employment considerations in business transactions.
10 Jul 2017
Ontario Introduces Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act To Reform Employment And Labour Law
On May 23, 2017, The Changing Workplaces Review – Final Report (Report) was released, recommending major changes to the province's employment standards and labour relations legislation.
7 Jun 2017
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