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WSIB and OCEU complete first-ever SEPP to JSPP conversion in Canada

Canada - December 17 2020 With current market conditions and a low interest rate environment creating sustainability-related concerns for sponsors of defined benefit (“DB”)…

Paul Litner, Jonathan Marin

Bill 213: Possible relief from asset transfer procedures, IPPs free at last, and demystifying the successor pension plan regime

Canada - November 30 2020 On October 6, 2020, the Ontario government introduced in the legislature Bill 213, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020. Billed as part…

Paul Litner

Round-up: Surveying regulatory and other relief impacting pension and benefit plans in Canada (COVID-19 update)

Canada - April 16 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought rapid regulatory and legislative responses to provide relief to Canadian businesses and workers in many areas. In…

Jana Steele

Obligations for pension and benefit plan sponsors under Ontario’s new emergency sick leave provisions

USA - March 27 2020 By way of Bill 186, Ontario amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), effective March 19, 2020, to establish new rules for emergency leaves…

Jonathan Marin

Potential COVID-19 implications for pensions and benefits

Canada - March 19 2020 For many, the economic reverberations of the COVID-19 pandemic raise the question: “what will become of my retirement savings”? Pension plan members…

Jana Steele, Omar Sunderji