Mandatory retirement: What payroll must know

Proposed Ontario law could impact reasonable notice, benefits
By Natalie MacDonald
|CHRR, Report on Payroll|Last Updated: 09/12/2005

Mandatory retirement is coming to an end in Ontario. Bill 211, which is almost guaranteed to be enacted in the not-too-distant future, will strip an employer’s ability to force workers out the door at the age of 65.

This has a number of important ramifications for the payroll department and human resources as a whole.

Organizations will have to take a close look at pension and benefit plans. Employees will almost certainly want to continue membership in pension plans and continue to accrue benefits past the age of 65. Many benefit plans typically have an age cap of 65.