Breaking up is complicated

A look at divorce law in Ontario and how HR might have to get involved
By Andrew Feldstein
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2012

As an HR practitioner, it is useful to have basic knowledge about divorce, the workplace and recent changes in family law. Understanding the intersection of these three areas will help explain why lawyers representing both sides of a separating couple may request HR information relating to pension, benefits and the division of assets.

Grey divorce

According to Maclean’s magazine, the only age group seeing a rise in divorce is people over the age of 50 — the baby boomers. The “grey” divorce rate is currently at 47 per cent, while the general divorce rate is at 38 per cent in Canada.