Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Occupations and Trades (2015 Reissue) / Pensions (2015 Reissue)
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OCCUPATIONS AND TRADES
Nada Khirdaji, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., LL.B & Ron J. Maddock, LL.B.
In addition to the fields of health care and law, provinces routinely regulate the operation of several important professions - professions that routinely interact with lawyers and their clients. Accountants, architects, engineers, land surveyors and others play important roles in many legal files, and issues of qualification, misconduct and discipline readily arise. The provinces also control entry into many skilled trades, and have established programs allowing qualified trades people to practise their trade in any province or territory without having to obtain additional qualifications. Halsbury's Occupations and Trades (2015 Reissuse) title offers a straightforward description of the operation and responsibilities of these key self-governing or regulated professions, and of the rules governing entry into, and practice of, various certified trades in Canada. It serves as an excellent first reference for anyone seeking a clear understanding of the rules that impact these groups.
Among the general areas canvassed for each profession:
- Relevant provincial and territorial associations
- Governing bodies
- Membership requirements, licensing and entitlement to practice
- Practice reviews, misconduct and discipline
Other topics relevant to specific professions or trades include:
- Accounting firms and public accountants
- Rules governing professional firms
- Duties and oversight mechanisms
- Inter-provincial standards for trades (Red Seal)
Susan G. Seller, LL.B, LL.M
Pensions have been one of the many casualties of a struggling North American economy. Cash-poor corporations concerned about the financial burden have introduced significant changes to their pension plans, while employees try to understand their rights and entitlements.
In an area that is heavily regulated and often impacted by emerging case law, the Pensions (2015 Reissue) section is indispensable for lawyers practising pension law, labour and employment law, and any practice area where pension questions emerge. This resource precisely details applicable federal and provincial legislation across Canada which provides the logistics of pension plans, including their administration, investment, termination and regulation and the calculation of individual pensions owing.
Specific topics in this essential national reference include:
- The federal and provincial legislative framework
- Regulation of pension plans and role of Superintendent, Tribunal and Commission
- Charter issues
- Registration of pension plans under pension benefits standards and income tax legislation
- Eligibility for membership
- Deferred pensions, ancillary benefits
- Employer cost, member contributions, plan funding
- Family law issues
- Administration of pension plans
- Duties of plan administrator, fund administrator or trustee
- Disclosure of information
- Payment of plan expenses
- Sales, transfers and new plans
- Rules relating to seizure and attachment
- Rules governing the investment of pension funds
- Winding up of pension plans
- Impact of wrongful dismissal claims
Table of contents
OCCUPATIONS AND TRADES
II. Self-Governing Professions
III. Other Regulated Occupations
IV. Certified Trades
II. Registration of Pension Plans
III. Minimum Standards for Pension Plans
IV. The Nature of Pension Plans and their Funding Media
V. Administration of Pension Plans
VI. Investment of Pension Funds
VII. Termination of Pension Plans
VIII. Regulation of Pension Plans
IX. Pension Plans and the Employment Relationship