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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Retiring allowance and vesting of pension benefits

When an employee transfers a lump sum from his previous employer’s pension plan to an RRSP, have these employer contributions vested for the purposes of clause 60(j.1)(ii)(B) of the Income Tax Act? (In PDF)

Employer may rely upon after-acquired cause to justify termination

The British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld a senior manager’s termination when it discovered after the termination without cause that during work hours the employee sent text messages to his subordinates soliciting illegal drugs.

No just cause to terminate employee refusing to take drug test

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court recently affirmed that an employee’s refusal to submit to drug test based on the employer’s meagre suspicions is not just cause for dismissal.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
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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