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, on behalf of a school board, before the WSIAT that a worker’s appeal for ongoing entitlement to benefits should be dismissed on the basis that the worker had recovered from her work-related injury and that any ongoing symptoms were not related to the workplace.
Successfully argued before the Social Security Tribunal, Appeals Division that employees on lockout are not entitled to Employment Insurance benefits.
Successfully argued before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Tribunal that the work offered by a school board to a worker were suitable so as to disentitle him to ongoing loss of earnings benefits.
Persuaded an arbitrator to uphold the discharge of a municipal employee for benefit fraud.
Advisor to a number of Boards in obtaining government approval of executive compensation program.
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 PBA.