Category Archives: Pension & Benefits

The Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act Receives Royal Assent

Catherine Longo

Federal Bill C-38, the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, SC 2012, c.19 received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.

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Amendments to Pension Benefits Act in Effect on July 1, 2012

Maria Kotsopoulos 

Certain amendments to the Pension Benefits Act (the “PBA”) extending the application of “grow-in benefits” in defined benefit plans to eligible terminated employees will come into effect on July 1, 2012. Currently, the PBA permits eligible employees to become entitled to certain enhanced early retirement benefits upon the partial or full wind up of their employer’s defined pension plan. Continue reading

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Employment Benefits and Terminated Employees: The Hidden Peril

Jack Siegel

In wrongful dismissal actions, the best outcome for a client is often to be found in settling a case, rather than pursuing it through to trial. This is particularly the case when the former employee has mitigated his or her damages by finding alternate employment.

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