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Category: Pension & Benefits law

Where to Litigate Your Pension Dispute

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.

June 22, 2022
Susan Philpott

A primer on Jointly Sponsored Pension Plans

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.

June 1, 2022
David Sworn

Multi-employer pension plans: A modern-day solution for today’s workforce

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.

April 27, 2022
Doug LeFaive

DB, DC, and Something In Between: A Review of Common Types of Pension Plans

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.

April 13, 2022
Clio Godkewitsch

The Uber portable benefits pig-in-a-poke

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.

March 30, 2022
Simon Archer Joshua Mandryk

Labour Board halts conversion of pension plan pending union challenge

Lawyers at Goldblatt Partners successfully argued that the conversion of a pension plan should be frozen until the OLRB determines whether the employer’s unilateral actions breached the Labour Relations Act, 1995. As both sides were involved in a decades-long bargaining relationship, the Board intervened because the employer’s unilateral actions could cause serious harm to the union’s status as exclusive bargaining agent.

January 12, 2022
Fiona Campbell Ryan Newell Gabriel Hoogers

Who regulates pension plans and how?

Doug LeFaive of our pension team tells us the basics of pension plan regulation rules in Canada, with a focus on Ontario.

September 22, 2021
Doug LeFaive

What is a pension? The basics of retirement income

Pensions come in all shapes and sizes, and you are lucky if you have a good one. Simon Archer and David Sworn take you through the basics of retirement income.

February 28, 2021
Simon Archer David Sworn