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Canada and Quebec Pension Plan and Employment Insurance Acts: Quick Reference - 2016 Edition
Canada and Quebec Pension Plan and Employment Insurance Acts: Quick Reference - 2016 Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7157-5
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 920 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2016-03-31
Publisher: Carswell
Availability: In Stock


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Details the history and development of the Canada Pension Plan, how it is administered, and specific information about the types of benefits available

This Quick Reference provides a useful overview and new insight for employers and employees who have to deal with the somewhat unfamiliar terrain of public pensions and employment insurance, especially where those programs directly intersect with employment situations. The Guide details the history and development of the Canada Pension Plan, how it is administered, and specific information about the types of benefits available as well as the manner and timing of benefit payments.
In this newly updated edition, the authors have tried to reflect a more developed view about the state of public pension plans in light of rapid changes to the economy and investment strategies. This edition also includes several chapters designed to assist employers, unions, employees and the self-employed in understanding the Employment Insurance Act: Employment Insurance benefits, EI adjudicative process, Record of Employment (ROE), structuring settlements and damages, federal work-sharing program, private pension plans, and the future of Employment Insurance.

What's New in this edition
  • Updated assessment of the health of Canada's public pension system and a re-statement of the history of public pensions in Canada;
  • Initial review of the Government of Ontario's Ontario Retirement Pension Plan ("ORPP"), which may have a profound impact on pensions in Ontario, with a ripple effect throughout Canada;
  • Improved and expanded explanation of the CPP Disability Vocational Rehabilitation ("VR") Program and CPP Disability coverage for disabled Canadians and their dependents;
  • Clarification of "excepted employment" for the purposes of CPP contributions
  • Refreshed description of the general rules regarding CPP pension payments – especially in light of the increase in average retirement age - as well as improved information regarding QPP entitlement
  • Expanded review of the Post-Retirement Benefit ("PRB"), first introduced in 2012
  • Description of privacy considerations
  • Updated review of Old Age Security ("OAS"), the "first pillar" of the retirement income system and a detailed look at the future of retirement income, including the viability of the CPP and the anticipated emergence of the ORPP
  • Update on EI benefits, including extended eligibility for Compassionate Care
  • Clarification of employer eligibility for the "Work-Sharing Program"
About the Author
Jamie Knight, LL.B., is a partner in the Hamilton and Toronto offices of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP. The firm is the Canadian partner in L&E Global, a worldwide affiliation of employers' counsel, with member firms from throughout Europe, the United States, Mexico, South America, Asia, and as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Knight has over 30 years of experience representing management in all areas of Employment and Labour law. He is Chair of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers ("CACE"). He has also authored or co-authored some twenty publications for use by human resource professionals and lawyers on labour relations, health and safety, human rights, and wrongful dismissal.

Carla V. Black, LL.B., is a partner in the Toronto office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP. Carla received both a Bachelor of Arts in American History and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Carla has co-authored articles on health policy, workplace mental health and several papers on various issues in labour and employment law.

Paula Pettit, J.D., is the Director of Human Resources of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan ("HOOPP").  Prior to joining HOOPP, Paula articled with and was an associate of the firm from 2010 to 2015, practicing in all areas of labour and employment law.  Paula has a juris doctor from the University of Toronto. Paula also received an honours degree in Political Science and English from the University of Western Ontario. She graduated with distinction as a Tamblyn Gold Medalist.