Mark Newton

Mark Newton

Aird & Berlis

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Pension Changes Proposed in Ontario Budget

On May 2, 2013, the Liberal government in Ontario released its proposed budget. While the NDP has not yet lent the proposed budget support in order to ensure its passage, the Heenan Blaikie Pensions, Benefits and Compensation...more

5/9/2013 - Canada Federal Budget Pensions

Court Rules Pension Plan Members Not Entitled to Indexing

In a decision released this month, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruled that members of the Saskatchewan public service pension plan are not entitled to indexed pension benefits, beyond what was already provided for in...more

2/27/2013 - Appeals Breach of Contract Class Action Defined Benefit Plans Defined Contribution Plans Employment Contract Fiduciary Duty Indexing Pensions

Beware of Hidden Pension Liabilities in Corporate Transactions

In a recent court case in British Columbia, employees who transferred employment as part of a corporate transaction were awarded monetary damages on account of lost pension benefits: Kerfoot v. Weyerhaeuser Company 2012 BCSC...more

1/14/2013 - Damages Hiring & Firing Pensions Termination

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