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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Non-cash long-service award and cash donation

Will an employee realize a taxable benefit by forgoing a non-cash gift valued over $500 to which he or she is otherwise entitled, and directs the employer to make a cash gift of a specified amount to a specified registered charity? (In PDF)

Privacy class action to proceed

Canada will see its first class action lawsuit based on the new tort of invading another’s privacy, after a Bank of Nova Scotia employee leaked customers’ personal information to his girlfriend for personal gain.

Updated CPP regulations clarify ‘substantially gainful’ employment

Effective May 29, 2014, the Canada Pension Plan Regulations include a definition of “substantially gainful” occupation, one of the factors relevant to determining when a person is deemed disabled for disability pension purposes.

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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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