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Human Resources Legislative Update

Post-Retirement Benefits Changes Affecting Members of the Ontario Public Service

On November 11, 2016 the government of Ontario and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) reached an agreement regarding post-retirement benefits (PRBs) for members of the OPSEU Pension Plan. The Ontario government subsequently announced that the terms of that agreement would be extended to members of the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP), subject to…

Human Resources Legislative Update

Regulation Filed for Personal Emergency Leave in Auto Sector

On November 21, 2016, the Ontario government filed O. Reg. 370/16, amending O. Reg. 502/06 (Terms and Conditions of Employment in Defined Industries – Automobile Manufacturing, Automobile Parts Manufacturing, Automobile Parts Warehousing and Automobile Marshalling) made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). O. Reg. 370/16 adds section 4, “personal emergency leave,” to O. Reg. 502/06…

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WSIB Rate Framework Approved

On November 14, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) approved its new Rate Framework which fundamentally changes the way the WSIB classifies Schedule 1 employers and sets their premium rates. The Rate Framework has a targeted implementation date of January 2019. On the same date, the Board of…

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Ontario Proposes Creation of Employer “Health and Safety Management Systems” under OHSA

On November 16, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016, omnibus legislation that would, among other things, amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to provide for the establishment of employer “health and safety management systems.” Specifically, the amendments would: define “health and safety management…

Human Resources Legislative Update

Ontario Proposes Significant Overhaul of Pension Regulatory Framework

On November 16, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016, omnibus legislation that would, among other things: enact the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Act, 2016 to establish a new framework for the creation of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), replacing both…

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Ontario PRPP Legislation Now in Force

On November 8, 2016, the Ontario Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act (Act) came into force. As we previously reported, pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs) are a relatively new type of savings plan, operating much like a defined contribution pension plan that holds assets pooled together from multiple participating employers and employees. PRPPs are administered by…

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New Rules for Administrator Appointment & Advisory Committee Establishment

On October 31, 2016, the Ontario government filed new regulations under the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) to implement the measures set out below. Appointment of administrator. Effective October 31, 2016, the PBA regulations are amended to set out the prescribed circumstances in which the Superintendent may appoint an administrator for a pension plan or act…

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Extended Solvency Relief for Broader Public Sector Plans

On October 31, 2016, the Ontario government filed new regulations under the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) to implement additional solvency funding relief for certain broader public sector (BPS) plans. Subsequent solvency funding relief re stage two. Effective October 31, 2016, O. Reg. 350/16, amending O. Reg. 178/11 (Solvency Funding Relief For Certain Public Sector Pension…

Human Resources Legislative Update

Federal Government Introduces Legislation to Establish Target Benefit Plans Framework

On October 19, 2016, the federal government introduced Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, legislation that would, if passed, provide a framework for the establishment, administration and supervision of target benefit plans (TBPs). TBPs provide for fixed or capped contributions, a targeted “defined benefit type” pension formula and flexibility…