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An article on Public Health Sudbury’s violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code following an employee’s termination over a vaccine refusal was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Arbitrator finds employer violated Ontario Human Rights Code for termination over vaccine refusal 2. More […]

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  • July 29, 2022 July 29, 2022
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Ontario’s New Democratic Party is calling on the provincial government to establish a permanent 10-day paid sick leave program, saying it would help limit the spread of monkeypox and other infectious diseases. NDP legislator Kristyn Wong-Tam said the isolation recommendation for those who are sick with monkeypox can be 21 days or potentially longer. She […]

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An arbitrator has ruled Public Health Sudbury violated the Ontario Human Rights Code prohibition against discrimination on the basis of creed when it terminated a nurse who refused a coronavirus vaccination because it was against her religious beliefs. “The decision is significant because the arbitrator, Robert Herman, is well-respected and his reasoning will draw the […]

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An Ontario Superior Court judge awarding $210,000 in costs against the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Ontario court awards $210K in costs against FSRA in Brewers Retail pension case 2. Transition to low carbon economy […]

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  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
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An Ontario Superior Court judge is awarding Brewers Retail Inc. $210,000 in costs against the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario. Justice Ed Morgan’s award followed his criticism of the regulator for defying a decision of its predecessor, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. One veteran pensions litigator — speaking on condition of anonymity as […]

Peterborough, Ont.’s Peak Benefit Solutions Inc. and companion company Park Place Financial Ltd. are expanding operations in southern Ontario. The companies merged with employee benefits provider Howell Financial Corp., based in Belleville, Ont., and they’ve acquired Kingston, Ont.-based benefits provider Manley Financial Group. The expansion follows the 2018 merger of Peak Benefit Solutions and Park […]

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  • June 13, 2022 June 10, 2022
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An article on how Scotiabank is supporting employee financial well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Scotiabank supporting employee financial well-being with pension info sessions 2. Expert panel: The future of work is flexible, prioritizes employee mental health 3. Canadian pension funds calling […]

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  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Ontario’s right-to-disconnect legislation takes effect today, requiring employers to have a written policy about employees disconnecting from their job at the end of the workday. The legislation — which pertains to employers with 25 or more workers —  passed last November and was introduced by the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario as part of the […]

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  • June 2, 2022 June 1, 2022
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision raises the bar for employers seeking to withhold minimum entitlements under the Employment Standards Act from employees dismissed for cause. The case arose when TK Elevator terminated Mark Render — a manager with more than 30 years’ service — for cause in 2014 after he briefly placed his […]

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A ruling by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on the B.C. Credit Union Employers’ Pension Plan’s normal retirement date was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C. court upholds pension plan’s decision to increase retirement age 2. Ontario NDP platform includes dental […]

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  • April 29, 2022 April 28, 2022
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