Supreme Court Issues Precedent-Setting Pension Decision

In Nolan v. Kerry (Canada) Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that employers may charge the administrative expenses of a pension plan to the pension fund itself, and that a surplus in one component of the plan may be used to fund a “contribution holiday” for the employer in respect of another component of […]

Legislative Update

In the Spring issue, we reported on changes to the Employment Standards Act affecting organ donor leave. Bill 154, which was introduced in March of 2009 to provide employees who donate organs with up to 13 weeks of unpaid leave, came into force on June 5th, 2009.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: What it Means for Employers

Background: The Act The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) was enacted with the intention of making Ontario completely accessible to people with disabilities by the year 2025. The legislation seeks to attain this goal by establishing standards to regulate accessibility in the following areas: employment, the provision of goods and services, transportation, […]