Toronto Labour Lawyers Advising Employers on Pension and Benefits Issues
Employee benefits, including pensions, can be a key part of an employee’s compensation. While employers are not obligated to provide such benefits in addition to wages, many choose to do so as an incentive to attract and retain quality candidates.
Employee benefits and pensions can result in a variety of disputes requiring assistance from an employment lawyer who has specific experience navigating this very specific area of employment law. At Mallins Law, we are dedicated practitioners of labour and employment law. Helping employers and employees is all that we do, and we do it well. Our specific focus has allowed us to build a deep and thorough understanding of all major issues that may arise over the course of a workplace relationship, including pension and benefits matters.
We regularly help employers navigate employee benefits and pensions issues, advise them on their options, rights, and obligations, and skillfully represent them in any litigation or mediation that may result. We represent employers of all sizes and across all industries and have worked with some of Canada’s largest employers.
Common benefit plans that may be available to employees include:
- Health benefits (including medical, dental, and drug benefits);
- Disability benefits (including short-term and long-term disability plans);
- Life insurance or accidental death benefits; and
- Retirement and pension benefits.
Various disputes can arise over employee benefits, including coverage disputes, and discrimination claims.
Pensions have historically been an important part of retirement planning for many Canadians; however, in recent years longer life expectancy and austerity measures in the wake of various economic downturns have combined to produce unprecedented pressure on employers to continue to provide the same level of pensions coverage as before.
Pensions disputes can arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions & corporate reorganizations.
How Mallins Law Can Help Employers
Employee benefits plans and pensions are becoming increasingly complex and are subject to ever-changing laws, rules, and regulations. In addition, employers providing pensions and benefits plans must comply with their human rights obligations and cannot discriminate in the provision of such plans for reasons such as age, marital status, disability, or other protected ground. All of this can lead to an overwhelming system which employers must carefully navigate.
At Mallins Law, we advise employers on all aspects of employee benefits and pensions, including:
- Helping to meet legal obligations;
- Advising on ongoing compliance;
- Interpreting language in pension and benefits plans;
- Advising on related tax and other issues; and
- Representation in any litigation that may arise.
Mallins Law: Knowledgeable Toronto Employee Benefits Lawyers Providing Proactive Guidance to Employers on Pension and Benefits Matters
If you are an employer and want to ensure that you are complying with your obligations with respect to pensions and benefits contact the Toronto employee benefits lawyers at Mallins Law. Reach out to us online or at 647-792-0310 to schedule a consultation.