News & Events
April 15, 2019
The employee had worked for his employer for 14 years in a manual position in the mailroom. The benefit plan, including long term disability (“LTD”), was self-funded by the employer but administered, adjudicated and paid by Sun Life Assurance Company (“Sun Life”). The employee received 2 years of short term disability but his request for
Michael Mazzuca will be an Instructor at the International Foundation’s Master of Trust Management Standards Program
April 11, 2019
Michael will be an Instructor at the International Foundation’s Master of Trust Management Standards (MTMS) Program. The MTMS Program will be offered at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on July 26-27, 2019 and in San Francisco at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on November 23-24, 2019. More information about the MTMS program can be
April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
Andrew will be speaking at the 2019 TMA Symposium, Riding the Headwinds – Restructuring and Insolvency in 2019 and Beyond, on April 16, 2019. Andrew will be part of a panel on the Hot Topics Debate. The Symposium will take place at the First Canadian Place in Toronto. For more information about the Symposium, please
March 22, 2019
On March 19, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the federal government’s 2019 budget. The budget contained a number of surprises, both in terms of what it included and what it omitted. Perhaps most significantly for the pension and employee benefits industry, while the government reaffirmed its commitment to introduce tax measures to facilitate the
March 18, 2019
If an employer terminates an employee for cause, an employer has no obligation to provide an employee with notice of termination. It is important to remember that establishing cause to terminate an employment relationship is not easy. The existence of cause will depend on the particular facts of each case. A lawyer from Koskie Minsky
March 15, 2019
James Harnum will be speaking at an OBA Professional Seminar: “Dayco Twenty-Five Years On and Its Impact On Retiree Benefits” on March 26. To view the Program’s agenda, please click here.
March 15, 2019
Craig Flood is once again co-chairing the Law Society of Ontario’s Six Minute Labour Lawyer Presentation on June 20, 2019. Ernie Schirru will be one of the presenters and will be speaking on Bill 66, the recent labour legislation introduced by the Ontario Government. For more information about the Program, please click here.
March 15, 2019
Craig Flood will be speaking at the OBA Young Lawyers Session on Labour Law Essentials on March 27, 2019. To view the Program agenda, please click here.
March 11, 2019
Jonathan Ptak was interviewed on the W5 feature called “Locked Up” on March 9, 2018 about the Ontario Training Schools class action. To view this video and to read the article, entitled ‘It felt like a prison for kids’: W5 investigates allegations of abuse at Ontario Training Schools please click here. For more information about the
March 1, 2019
Koskie Minsky LLP congratulates our colleague, Charles Gordon, Q.C., on his recent appointment as Queen’s Counsel in British Columbia. Charles is a senior Partner at Koskie Glavin Godon, Vancouver, practising in the areas of labour, human rights, and administrative law. To learn more about Charles please click here.