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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Are employees entitled to benefits coverage after the age of 65?

With more and more Canadians working well past the “traditional” retirement age, benefit entitlements have become more of a concern for both employees and employers. On November 26, 2013, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released an Interim Decision in Talos v Grand Erie District School Board allowing a constitutional challenge to section 25(2.1) of the Human Rights Code to proceed through the hearing process. (In PDF)

Past absences don’t define employees’ future performance

Regardless of how an employer perceives an employee, when it comes to disabilities—or medical conditions that might qualify as disabilities—the employer must avoid making assumptions about how the employee will perform in the future.

Are pension benefits deductible from termination pay?

The Supreme Court recently decided this issue in Waterman v. IBM, finding that pension benefits received during the notice period were not deductible from damages paid to an employee for dismissal without cause. (In PDF)

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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 18 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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