July 6, 2015

Workplace Wellness

When “wellness” is mentioned in the context of a benefit plan, many people think first of gym memberships and a salad bar in the cafeteria. These are examples of wellness initiatives but a good wellness.

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May 1, 2015

Termination Pay, Non Traditional Benefits, ORPP Update

Termination Pay Just as various benefits are treated differently during the termination period mandated by the Employment Standards Act and during the common-law severance period, so too is termination pay. Therefore when an employee is.

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March 2, 2015

Personal-Professional Life & Retirement Savings Reviews

When Personal Conduct Collides with Professional Life There have been innumerable instances of well-known employees being fired for their actions in their personal lives. Who can forget golfing star, Tiger Woods’ rapid fall from grace?.

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January 12, 2015

Reduction to EI Premiums, Pension Plan Developments, Reporting Earnings

Reduction in Employment Insurance Premiums Takes Effect Starting January 1st, the federal government is launching the new Small Business Job Credit. The credit will offset a portion of the premium paid to Employment Insurance by.

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November 13, 2014

CRA Makes Changes to Taxable Disability Plan Payments

When an employer pays any portion of the premium for short- or long-term disability coverage, the benefit upon claim is considered taxable income to the employee. Currently employees with taxable disability benefits can opt to.

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Benefits Bulletin

March 1, 2019 Trending & Administrative Reminder

Trending:  Personal Spending Accounts The shape of benefits plans continues to change and develop to align with changing work environments.

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Health & Wellness

March 29, 2019 OHIP+ Changes

The end of free prescriptions  In 2018, the then Liberal Ontario government announced a new OHIP program called OHIP+.  It.

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