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Claire-Marie Colantuoni advises on a wide range of labour and employment law matters, providing practical legal and business advice to both domestic and international clients. Called to the bar in both Ontario and Quebec, her practice encompasses all areas of labour and employment law in both Canadian common law and Quebec’s civil law jurisdictions, with a particular focus on employment standards, wrongful dismissals, workplace policies, human rights, occupational health and safety, and privacy.

The holiday season is upon us and so is festive cheer. Employment Insurance (“EI”) may not be at the top of, if at all on, employer holiday and New Year’s checklists, however, aiming to save in the New Year may well be.

The EI Premium Reduction Program (the “Program”) allows employers to save on their annual EI premium contributions. Employers who provide a short-term disability plan to their employees are eligible for the Program if the plan meets the prescribed requirements. Continue Reading New Year’s Checklist: Employment Insurance and the Premium Reduction Program