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- Restructuring? Proceed Carefully with Your KERPs and KEIPs!
KERPs (Key Employee Retention Plans) and KEIPs (Key Employee Incentive Plans), otherwise referred to as “pay to stay” compensation plans, are commonly offered by employers to incent key employees to remain with the company during an insolvency restructuring proceeding when so-called “key employees” … Read more »
- Statutory Severance Pay: Ontario Labour Relations Board Decides $2.5M Threshold Does NOT Include Payroll Outside Ontario
Although brevity is almost always better than wordiness, it would have been better if the legislature had used a few more words in the severance pay provisions of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000. Under the ESA, employers with a payroll of at least $2.5 million are required to provide statut … Read more »
- Rana Plaza Class Action Blocked in Ontario & Nevsun Decision Challenged at Canada’s Highest Court
In recent years, Canadian courts have increasingly heard large civil claims against Canadian companies for alleged human rights violations in their foreign operations. As we have discussed previously, judges faced with these claims must determine whether the court’s jurisdictional reach extends to t … Read more »
- Bill 66 to Result in Cost Savings for Ontario Employers
We’re pleased to share a recent Canadian HR Reporter article, “Bill 66 could have ‘pretty profound’ impact on Ontario employers“, with insight from Andrew Shaw. If passed, Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, will amend Ontario’s employment standards, labour relations and pension benefi … Read more »
- Companies Doing Business In Mexico Need To Revisit Union Relationships
As a result of a change in government leadership and recently signed laws and treaties, companies with operations in Mexico now have an important “to do” for 2019: prepare to review any unions that are “on the books” and assess compliance in this new environment. We’re pleased to share a timely clie … Read more »
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