Successfully overturned loss of earnings benefits following the termination of a worker for misrepresentations on his employment application.
We offer legal services that include advice, courtroom and tribunal advocacy, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, policy development and strategic planning. Below are examples of work we have performed for our clients.
Advised and represented a single employer pension plan sponsor and administrator in the negotiation of a merger of its plans with a large jointly sponsored pension plan.
Advised and represented a broader public sector employer in the negotiation and implementation of a jointly sponsored pension plan conversion.
Successfully defended a school board client in a WSIAT appeal involving entitlement to benefits for mild traumatic brain injury.
Ongoing representation to private, public, and municipal sector in disability benefits/accommodation litigation.
Successfully argued before the Social Security Tribunal, Appeals Division that employees on lockout are not entitled to Employment Insurance benefits.
Persuaded an arbitrator to uphold the discharge of a municipal employee for benefit fraud.
Represented a plan administrator before the Court of Appeal for Ontario in a claim for a survivor pension which considered the test for qualifying as a common-law spouse and the administrator’s discharge provision under the Pension Benefits Act.
Counsel to university on complex pension governance arbitration.
Advised on the pension and benefits aspects of the acquisition of a Canadian directories business by a global asset management firm.