Saskatchewan arbitrator sides with Canadian Blood Services in pension contributions case

By: Julius Melnitzer | May 16, 2024

A Saskatchewan arbitrator has ruled that Canadian Blood Services doesn’t owe an employee eight years of retroactive pension contributions because it took the proper steps to fix its failure to provide her with enrolment forms within the appropriate time limits.

“The decision recognizes that mistakes happen in administering pension plans and that administrators can take steps to fix those errors,” says Lindsay McLeod, a partner at Brown Mills Klinck Prezioso LLP and who wasn’t involved in the case. “It’s a good reminder about the importance of employers and sponsors communicating clearly when explaining pension issues, but also a reminder that employees have an obligation to read and understand the materials employers provide.” MORE . . .

Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or


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