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Bonny Mak Waterfall

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Bonny Mak Waterfall is a lawyer in our Labour and Employment Law group in Toronto. Her practice focuses on collective agreements, Labour Relations Board matters, employment law, labour standards, human rights and pay equity. She has worked with employers in a broad range of industry sectors, including health care, social services, non-profit organizations, retirement and nursing homes, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics.

Beware of Hidden Pension Liabilities in Corporate Transactions

Those who are engaged in the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements involving the transfer of employees from the seller to the purchaser should be aware of the implications of the B.C. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kerfoot v. Weyerhaeuser Company.  Kerfoot arose in the context of a transfer of a pulp mill. As a…

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Aging Workforce Demands Considered Approach to Issues and Challenges

In 2011, employment for people aged 55 and over grew by 3.4% (+102,000).* This statistic confirms what many of us already know: the workforce is becoming older. With an aging workforce comes a host of issues and challenges, including rising benefit costs due to increased usage of benefits and growing number of disability claims and…

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Minimum Wage in Ontario and Canada

Breathe easy – the $28.00 per hour minimum wage depicted in this bus shelter ad is not in effect in Ontario, or anywhere in Canada. It is the minimum wage in Hong Kong as of May 1, 2011. Prior to that, no statutory minimum wage existed in Hong Kong. To put things in perspective, $28.00…

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