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Canada’s pension regulators seek feedback on new proposed guidelines

Canada - June 14 2022 Provincial and federal pension benefits legislation across Canada often does not provide specific guidance to employers as to how they should deal…

Expansion of Alberta’s statutory bereavement and reservist leaves: What employers should know about Bill 17

Canada - June 9 2022 Bill 17, the Labour Statutes and Amendment Act, 2022 (Bill 17) was introduced by the Alberta government on April 21, 2022 and received Royal Assent on…

A Quick Guide to the Taxation of Retiring Allowances

Canada - May 12 2016 When an employee's employment is terminated without cause, the employee will typically receive some form of a termination/severance payment. All or…

Fixed Term Contracts: Damages for “trouble and inconvenience”

Canada - May 10 2016 In a recent decision, the Superior Court of Quebec held that the termination of a fixed term contract of employment constitutes a breach of…

The Duty to Provide Reasonable Notice of Termination Cuts Both Ways

Canada - May 6 2016 It is a relatively little-known fact to non-lawyers that just as employers are required to provide employees with reasonable notice of termination…

Court finds termination clause purporting to limit a 17-year employee’s termination notice to the 8 week statutory minimum to be “clear, express and unambiguous”

Canada - May 5 2016 An Alberta court recently had the opportunity to consider the question of whether a termination clause was effective to take away an employee’s…

Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming

Canada - May 2 2016 The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced its 2016 and 2017 enforcement blitz and initiative schedule. In an effort to emphasize the…

Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: a guide

Canada - April 29 2016 Media coverage about the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) has been unrelenting for the past two years. The Ontario government has made many…

The Right to Strike: Changes to Alberta Labour Legislation

Canada - April 26 2016 In light of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4 decision, the Alberta government has undertaken a review of the Labour…

Early Termination of Fixed Term Contract Results in Employee Windfall (Or the Dangers of Dubious Drafting)

Canada - April 20 2016 The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded an employee, whose fixed-term contract was terminated on a without cause basis twenty-three months into…