On April 8, 2019, the federal government introduced Bill C-97, Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1, for first reading. Bill C-97 is omnibus legislation enacting certain measures outlined in the 2019 Federal Budget. Below are some of the key amendments of interest to employers, pension plan administrators and human resources professionals.
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On January 15, 2019 the federal government announced proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act (ITA), Employment Insurance Act (EI Act) and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) that would more readily facilitate the correction of salary overpayments made to employees.
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The legalization of recreational cannabis, which came into effect on October 17, 2018, has raised many questions for employers about cannabis use in the workplace, as well as potential coverage of cannabis under benefit plans. In this video, we talk about coverage for medical cannabis under Ontario’s workers’ compensation system.Watch Video
The legalization of cannabis for recreational use and the exponential growth of people using medicinal cannabis gives rise to challenges for employers and service providers, as well as opportunities for growers and producers. Whether you are an employer dealing with cannabis in the workplace, a service provider encountering impaired customers, or a grower or producer expanding your workforce, Hicks Morley can assist your organization navigate this evolving area.Learn More
On April 18, 2019, Bill 74, The People’s Health Care Act, 2019, passed as amended by the Standing Committee on Social Policy and received Royal Assent. Bill 74 provides for the creation of a central agency, Ontario Health, to oversee the health care system across the province, as well as the creation of integrated care…
On April 11, 2019, the Ontario government tabled its 2019 Budget, Protecting What Matters Most (Budget), and introduced supporting implementation legislation, Bill 100, the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 (Bill 100).
The Budget outlines key initiatives around broader public sector compensation, reforms within the healthcare sector, registered pension plans, freedom of information, and more. In this FTR Now, we highlight the proposals that are of particular interest to employers, benefits plan administrators and human resources professionals.
Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Jordan Fremont in an April 9, 2019 article titled “Ontario Removes Red Tape for Pension Plans Joining JSPPs.” The article discusses how the Ontario government is eliminating the requirement of government approval for employers seeking to merge single-employer pension plans with jointly sponsored pension plans.
Employment and Labour Law Reporter Publishes an Article by Joseph Marcus on the Damages and Costs Employers May Face
Employment and Labour Law Reporter publishes an article authored by Hicks Morley’s Joseph T. Marcus, titled “A Cautionary Tale: Appellate Court Upholds Judgement Against Employer for Punitive Damages, Aggravated Damages and “Unusually High” Costs.”
The Lawyer’s Daily Publishes an Article Authored by Natasha Monkman and Alyson Frankie on Addressing Salary Overpayments
LexisNexis Canada’s The Lawyer’s Daily published an article authored by Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman and Alyson Frankie titled, “Navigating New Options Proposed for Addressing Salary Overpayments.”