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Parents with critically ill or injured children will be able to make EI claims

On September 20, 2012, the federal government tabled Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations (also known as Helping Families in Need Act), to support three measures that will help Canadian families balance work and family responsibilities. These measures are enhanced access to sickness benefits for parents receiving EI parental benefits; EI benefits for parents of critically ill children; and the Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children grant. If enacted…

Constructive dismissal or repudiation of employment contract

The Supreme Court of British Columbia had to decide whether an employee was subject to a constructive dismissal from her employment or if she had repudiated her contract of employment.

Employer could not cut off benefits for employees past age 65

An Ontario labour arbitrator just decided that an older worker was entitled to continue to receive benefits as promised pursuant to the collective agreement. The arbitrator examined whether the parties negotiated clear and unambiguous language that benefits would not be provided for members who worked past 65 years of age…

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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 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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