Mary Picard, a lawyer at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, recently presented a paper entitled "Navigating Pension and Benefit Issues on Termination of Employment" at the 8th Annual Pension and Benefits Hot Spots: Essential Updates on Key Legal Issues conference.
The paper addresses, among other topics, Bill 236 (which amends the Ontario Pension Benefits Act), an employer's duty to disclose benefits information, salary continuance issues and payments in lieu of pension accruals.
Taryn Mackie, a lawyer at Bull Housser Tupper in Vancouver, has prepared a paper entitled, "Rightsize, without going Wrong: Recognizing Issues with Downsizing and Severance Pay" (June 2009).
"Downsizing and Sale of a Business Unit" is the title of a paper prepared by a lawyer at Clark Wilson LLP in Vancouver.
It provides a comprehensive overview of issues to consider when terminating/transferring employees as part of a corporate transaction and ends with a useful summary of "what the vendor wants" and "what the purchaser wants" in order to minimize their respective exposure to claims by employees.
"Employer Liability in the Administration of Benefits Plans" (October 1, 2000) is the title of a paper written by Elizabeth J. Forster at Blaney McMurtry in Ontario.
The paper covers the following topics:
- Obligation to Extend Benefit Coverage Upon Termination of Employment
- Misrepresentation by Employer of Employee Benefits
- Liability for Misrepresentations, Errors and Omissions in Administering Benefit Policies
- Vested Rights
- Ontario Human Rights Code
- Fiduciary Obligations
- Employment Standards Act