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PENSION BENEFITS
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An employer’s right to limit pension plan participation to certain classes of employees.
LIABILITIES
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What obligations does your company owe to temps with regard to wages and other ESA-related matters? Here’s how to assess your liability risks
RELOCATION
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Are payments covering the additional housing costs incurred by employees transferred to new locations where real estate is more expensive taxable to the employee?
PARKING
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If you offer parking benefits to your employees, you better understand the tax and payroll implications.
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PENSION PLAN

Update On The New, Mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

On December 8, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 56: An Act to require the establishment of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan regarding the establishment of the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) effective January 1, 2017. Bill 56 provides information about additional ORPP …

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CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Office Christmas Parties And Social Media: When The Friends Of My Friends … Are Not My Friends!

The first snowflakes have fallen. The stores are filled with Christmas decorations, and carols are playing on the radio … All the signs are there – the office Christmas Party is fast approaching!
Despite the festive and casual nature of an office Christmas party, employers need …

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KNOW THE LAW

Canadian Statutory Holidays in 2014

Holidays in 2014:

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PENSION REFORM

Pension Holiday Wish List

As policy makers across the country implement pension reform and address priorities, we wanted to highlight a few of the recent reforms impacting private sector registered pension plans that, in our view, are positive steps, warranting consideration in the other jurisdictions:
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Solvency …

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HARASSMENT

Worker did not object to harassment due to fear of loosing job.

Sexual harassment is a serious matter. But allegations aren’t always easy to prove. And sometimes there may be borderline conduct that might be construed as consensual or the worker may not express objections to the conduct right away out of fear of the ramifications. To …

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THE RIGHT WAY TO FIRE SMEONE

What’s the RIGHT way to fire someone?

“Firing someone is never easy, but you have to be prepared with what you’re going to say and not waver from that position. It’s unfortunate that, as an employer, you have to be wary about potential litigation when firing someone. That’s why it’s best to …

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TERMINATION

Terminating A Good Employee For Bad Behaviour

When an employer wants to terminate a good employee because of some bad behavior, clear, express policies telling an employee in advance that such behavior won’t be tolerated are a must. How that terminated employee will be paid any money owed for employment benefits like …

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CHOICE OF CAREER

Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 Years

Every day we are faced with choices in our careers that will affect us over the long term. Should I volunteer for that new project? Should I ask for a raise? Should I take a sabbatical? Should I say yes to overtime?
But sometimes we miss …

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HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS

What HR Should Do When The Office is Full of Overstressed Workers

How to eliminate chronic stress from your organization.
Widespread stress can be a killer for your company. If it’s a chronic problem, stress can cause your staff to experience a multitude of health problems, which can lead to sick days and decreased productivity all around.
Further, the …

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PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

Employee Development Isn’t Just About Leadership Planning

Does development still lead to the C-suite?
This article is written by Kyra Kudick, associate editor, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
In the not-so-distant past, when you said the words “succession planning,” people assumed you were talking about a leadership development pipeline flowing directly to the …

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