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Collective Agreement Application

Can employees over 65 be excluded from benefits?

Can employees over 65 be excluded from benefits?

This is a question that Lindsey Taylor, a lawyer at Fasken Martineau in Vancouver, set out to answer in her article, "Benefits for Older Employees - Can They be Excluded? (April 20, 2011), written for Fasken's HR Space publication.

The article addresses three arbitration awards:  read more »

Mandatory retirement decision will cost UPEI in excess of $1 million to implement

Jurisdiction: - Prince Edward Island
Sector: - Education

In October 2009, I wrote about the PEI Human Rights Commission hearing on mandatory retirement at the University of PEI. The complaint had been brought by three former faculty members at the university. The mandatory retirement policy in question forms part of the collective agreement between the university and the faculty association. 

I can now update this case, although it's a few months after the fact.

The university's VP Finance & Facilities, Gary Bradshaw, issued the following statement on the university's website on June 6, 2010:

Update on Mandatory Retirement: Message from VP Finance & Facilities  read more »