Mitigate corporate liability through employee communication

By Mark Rowbotham
|CHRR, Guide to Pensions & Benefits|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

If done right, communication can enhance an employer’s benefit program by ensuring that employees understand and profit from promised benefits. If done wrong, employee benefits communication has the potential to create significant legal liability for employers.

This potential for employer liability has been repeatedly exposed through Canadian court challenges involving the communication of employee benefits. The following are leading examples.