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Federal Government Tables 2019 Budget Bill

By: Sukhvinder K. Dulay, Stephanie J. Kalinowski

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.

Health Care Reform Bill Passes

By: Stephanie N. Jeronimo

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…

Ontario Budget 2019: Protecting What Matters Most – Key Human Resources Highlights

By: Natasha D. Monkman, Paul E. Broad, Sukhvinder K. Dulay, Jordan N. Fremont, Tierney Read Grieve

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.

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Jordan Fremont Quoted in Benefits Canada on Changes in Jointly Sponsored Pension Plans

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.”

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