Whether you are moving, planning a leave or expanding your family, a life event can affect your benefits, pension and other information at McMaster. The below information will help you understand the required steps when you experience a life event.
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Statutory Leaves of Absence
The Employment Standards Act of Ontario provides for job-protected leaves of absence for a variety of reasons including pregnancy and parental leave, family caregiver leave, reservist leave and more.
In preparing for retirement, it is important to understand all the factors involved in your decision. There are a number of resources available to guide you through the process and have been included here for your convenience.
Workplace accommodation may involve a service, adaptation or adjustment in the work environment that enable individuals to compete for jobs and perform employment activities without discrimination on a prohibited ground.
If you are enrolled in the Desjardins Group RRSP plan, please also ensure you update your information with Desjardins directly. You can access their forms and contact information here.
As of January 1, 2012 the Bill 133 – Asset Division on Marriage Breakdown identified that a division of pension assets cannot be processed unless the Plan Member (or the Member’s spouse) submits a request for a Family Law Value to the Plan Administrator. The forms are administered by the Financial Services commission of Ontario (FSCO). The FSCO forms and additional information can be found here. The Plan Information to Complete the Family Law Value Form can be found here.
To proceed with this request please submit the FSCO forms, prescribed documents and associated fee of $600 to your HR Advisor within the McMaster HR Service Center.