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Federal budget includes changes to Employment Insurance entitlements

The federal budget that was tabled today set out changes to Employment Insurance entitlements, including the following:  read more »

The Interplay Between Long-Term Disability Benefits and CPP, WSIB, Severance Awards, EI, Welfare and more

Toronto lawyer David Share has written a paper that addresses "The Interplay Between Long-Term Disability Benefits" and the following:

  • The Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP)
  • The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Benefits (WSIB)
  • Severance Awards
  • Statutory Accident Benefits (Automobile) (SABS)
  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Social Assistance (Welfare)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP.

The paper, published in October 2006, can be found here.

The Canada Revenue Agency's "Employers Guide - Payroll Deductions and Remittances"

The Canada Revenue Agency's "Employers Guide - Payroll Deductions and Remittances" is a very useful resource for payroll adminsitrators. 

"Should An Employer Appeal An Employment Insurance Ruling"

Jurisdiction: - Ontario

"Should An Employer Appeal An Employment Insurance Ruling?" (March 31 2006 is the title of an article written by lawyer Stuart Rudner at Miller Thomson in Toronto.

In the article, Mr. Stuart states that the answer is "probably no'" to the following question:

If an employer dismisses an employee for just cause, and an employment insurance officer, board, or umpire decides that she was not guilty of misconduct and is therefore entitled to benefits, should the employer appeal that decision?

In addressing this issue, Mr. Rudner cites two Ontario decisions:

  1. Korenberg v. Global Wood Concepts Ltd. 2005 CanLII 46076 (ON S.C.) , and 
  2. Minott v. O'Shanter, 1999 CanLII 3686 (ON C.A.)

"Relief From Double Counting Of CPP Contributions And EI Premiums"

Paul Tamaki and Paul Stepak, lawyers at Blakes, have written an article entitled, "Relief From Double Counting Of CPP Contributions And EI Premiums" (April 1, 2004).

The article discusses amendments set out in Bill 30, which will relieve a successor employer, in a corporate reorganization or sale of a business situation, from "re-starting" employee EI premiums and CPP contributions when the sale or restructuring occurs at a time other than the commencement of a calendar year.

"Managing Relationships wih Independent Contractors"

Sector: - Film & TV

Mark E. Geiger, a labour and employment lawyer at Blaney McMurtry in Ontario, has prepared a paper entitled "Managing Relationships with Independent Contractors". The paper addresses the following:  read more »