The legislative amendments respecting social insurance numbers contained in the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act resulted in several discrepancies between the legislative and regulatory provisions, and required amendments to the Employment Insurance Regulations and the implementation of a new Social Insurance Number Regulations.
A legal publisher found itself facing a complaint of age discrimination when an unconscious stereotype led a human resources contractor to misinform a 60-year-old applicant for a legal writing position. The employer hired a younger person with less experience who quit after a week and let another similarly qualified candidate get away but didn’t interview the older applicant.
The federal government has made changes to the Canada Pension Plan Regulations to allow Canadians to continue working after they begin receiving their pension, and to affirm the move away from social insurance number cards.
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