Category: Unsolicited Blog
Union officials provide essential services to their members, supporting workers when they have issues with their employers and representing them at difficult times. But there are unfortunately situations where they are subject to harassing behaviour or comments. Ben Piper looks at the mechanisms available to deal with harassment in these situations.
Do you have a pension problem that requires a solution? In this final installment in the Pension Law Series, Sue Philpott outlines your options for having your pension dispute resolved.
In this fourth installment of our Pension Law Series, David Sworn explains the basics of jointly-sponsored pension plans (JSPPs), where governance is shared by employers and labour groups.
Regulating stronger personal harassment protections under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
Erin Sobat’s new article in the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal examines Ontario’s current workplace harassment laws, and argues that simply requiring employer harassment policies and internal investigations will not stop harassment in workplaces where protection is needed most.
Mark Rowlinson explains the implications of proposed changes to Canada’s trade remedy system for workers and unions, including giving unions the ability to make complaints and protect their members from unfair trading practices.
Single-employer pension plans made a lot of sense when most people expected to work for the same employer for their entire career. That is no longer true. Doug LeFaive discusses how multi-employer pension plans are a potential solution.
Pension plans, and employee entitlements upon retirement, can differ dramatically depending on the pension plan model. Clio Godkewitsch explores DB, DC, and Hybrid model pension plans, and the differences and similarities between each, in this second post in our blog’s pension plan series.
Uber is the best-known name in precarious employment world-wide. Precarious workers lack access to benefits, like health and dental, and want them. So Uber has proposed the creation of pooled benefit programs for its drivers as part of what it has dubbed Flexible Work+. Simon Archer and Joshua Mandryk take us through the platform’s portable benefits program.
The Law Society of Ontario is seeking input on whether articling students should get a minimum wage. Ella Bedard and Louis Century tell you why they should. Make your voice heard by March 15, 2022.
The biggest mistake an executive can make when resigning is to leave money on the table. Many believe that if they are choosing to leave their role, they will have to walk away with nothing. But as Natai Shelsen writes, it doesn’t have to be this way! Executives can often negotiate mutual separation agreements before leaving.