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Normandin Beaudry

2018 Bulletins

NB Bulletin Vol. 21 No. 6, April 2018
Substance use in the workplace: Are you ready?

With the impending legalization of marijuana for recreational use, it is in the best interest of organizations to reflect on the position they wish to adopt as regards employee health and safety.

NB Bulletin Vol. 21 No. 5, March 2018
Ban on differences in treatment clauses in pension plans and other employee benefits

On March 20, the Quebec government introduced Bill 176, An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance, which includes the prohibition of “any distinction made solely on the basis of a hiring date, in relation to pension plans or other employee benefits, that affects employees performing the same tasks in the same establishment.”

NB Bulletin Vol. 21 No. 4, February 2018
2017 tax credit for medical expenses

For the 2017 tax year, Canadian taxpayers could be entitled to a tax credit ranging from 4% to 20% of medical expenses(1) incurred for themselves or their dependants. The credit is subject to certain conditions and depends on the province or territory of residence.

NB Bulletin Vol. 21 No. 3, January 2018
Proposed changes to Ontario’s PBGF contribution formula

The Ontario government’s proposed new funding framework includes unproclaimed amendments to the Pension Benefits Act that would increase the guarantee provided by the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) by 50%—from $1,000 to $1,500 per month—in the event a defined benefit pension plan would wind up with insufficient funds.

NB Bulletin Vol. 21 No. 2, January 2018
The ten most important developments in drug insurance in 2017

For private plan sponsors seeking to contain costs, any new development in the world of drug insurance may represent an opportunity to save money, or a risk to be avoided.

NB Bulletin Vol. 21 No. 1, January 2018
2018 Social Security Programs Parameters

As is our custom, we wish to inform you of the parameters that will be used by the major social security programs this year.