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Balancing retirement income with disposable income

There’s been lots of talk recently about improving access to pension benefits for Canadians. Several provinces are implementing or studying frameworks for pooled registered pension plans, and numerous parties are calling for increases to Canada Pension Plan contributions and benefits. It is an important question—or set of questions, really: With fewer workers participating in pension plans—especially in the private sector—and reduced contributions to the CPP, how do we ensure that Canadians have enough resources to live through their retirements in relative comfort?

Statutory pay in lieu of notice not deductible from WSIB benefits

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal confirmed that pay in lieu of notice made under the Ontario Employment Standards Act did not constitute “earnings” for the purpose of loss of earning benefits following termination of employment.

Private member’s bill would curtail unpaid internships

Opposition MPP Jonah Schein has introduced a private member’s bill to place stricter limits on unpaid internships in Ontario.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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