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Breach of confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements

Confidentiality clauses are common in settlement agreements between employers and employees. Two recent decisions illustrate the possible consequences – for employers and employees of breaching such clauses. (In PDF)

Human Rights Tribunal finds employer liable despite finding no discrimination

In the recent decision, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal awarded an applicant 14 months’ lost wages and $15,000 damages for injury to the applicant’s dignity, feelings, and self-respect despite finding that the applicant suffered no discrimination under the Human Rights Code. (In PDF)

Voluntary deferral of the Old Age Security pension

An individual can apply for an Old Age Security (OAS) pension no earlier than 11 months before their 65th birthday, or no earlier than 11 months before the date they wish their pension to start. Effective July 1, 2013, individuals can choose to delay receiving your Old Age Security pension for up to five years.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

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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