News & Events
June 24, 2021
Craig Flood is once again co-chairing the Law Society of Ontario’s Six Minute Labour Lawyer Program (webcast-only), on June 24, 2021. Arleen Huggins and Craig Flood will present on Black Lives Matters: Restorative Actions. For more information about the Program, please click here.
May 25, 2021
Philip Graham will be speaking at the IFEBP’s Return to the Workplace Strategies Virtual Conference on June 3, 2021. Philip will be participating in a panel discussion on “Legal Considerations Around Returning to the Workplace (or Not) (Canada)”. For more information about the conference, please click here
May 17, 2021
In a seminal decision released on March 18, 2021, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has issued a finding supporting a claim of gender-based discrimination in relation to the unconscientious perception of the applicant as a woman and the gender bias which was inherent in her male-centred workplace (Cybulsky v. Hamilton Health Sciences,  O.H.R.T.D.
May 8, 2021
Arleen Huggins will co-chair and co-moderate the OBA’s 19th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law Webinar on May 18, 2021. For more information about the webinar, please click here.
May 8, 2021
Arleen Huggins will be speaking at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ Conference on May 11, 2021. Arleen will be participating in a panel discussion on “Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the Workplace”. For more information about the conference, please click here.
May 5, 2021
Pension and benefit plan administrators and trustees process a substantial amount of personal information about individuals in order to provide benefits to employees, retirees, pensioners and surviving spouses. Privacy legislation, such as Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA), imposes a legal framework around how the personal information collection by pension and benefit plan
Privacy and Compliance
April 30, 2021
To review the news articles, please click on the links below: Thorneloe shouldn’t be held responsible for mismanagement at LU, court hears – CTV News Laurentian has ‘path forward’ after 1st phase of restructuring, but can’t rest on laurels, court hears – Sudbury.com Laurentian created ‘manufactured crisis’ to cut ties with 3 schools for $10M
British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal dismisses a complaint alleging that a mandatory requirement to wear a mask in a grocery store was discriminatory
April 29, 2021
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) recently dismissed a complaint which alleged that it was discriminatory for a grocery store to refuse to allow a customer to enter without wearing a mask. In a decision dated March 31, 2021, The Customer v. The Store, 2021 BCHRT 39 (CanLII) the Tribunal dismissed the complaint
April 22, 2021
Koskie Minsky LLP is pleased to announce that 15 of the Firm’s lawyers were chosen by their fellow professionals to be listed in the 2021 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory compiles lists of outstanding professionals by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their
April 20, 2021
On April 19, 2021, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the federal government’s 2021 budget, “A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.” In addition to confirming the federal government’s intention to proceed with certain previously announced tax measures affecting specified multi-employer pension plans (“SMEPs”) and health and welfare trusts, the 2021 budget does contain some
Pension and Benefits