Adjustment Assistance Regulations (Textile and Clothing Workers) (C.R.C., c. 316)

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Adjustment Assistance Regulations (Textile and Clothing Workers)

C.R.C., c. 316

APPROPRIATION ACTS

APPROPRIATION ACT NO. 4, 1970

Regulations Providing for Adjustment Assistance to Displaced Workers in Textile and Clothing Industries

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Adjustment Assistance Regulations (Textile and Clothing Workers).

  • SOR/79-282, s. 1.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1971; (Loi)

average weekly insurable earnings

average weekly insurable earnings, with respect to an employee who is eligible to receive pre-retirement benefit, means the average of his weekly insurable earnings, as determined pursuant to the Act, from employment by a Canadian producer for the 20 weeks of employment nearest to the effective date of his lay-off; (gains hebdomadaires assurables moyens)

Board

Board means the Textile and Clothing Board established by the Textile and Clothing Board Act; (Commission du textile et du vêtement)

board of referees

board of referees means a board of referees established by the Act; (conseil arbitral)

Canadian producer

Canadian producer means a person who produces in Canada any textile and clothing goods; (producteur canadien)

certificate

certificate means a certificate issued by the Board pursuant to section 21 of the Textile and Clothing Board Act and section 3 of these Regulations; (certificat)

Commission

Commission means the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission; (Commission)

effective date of lay-off

effective date of lay-off means the date of lay-off of an employee that occurs within a lay-off period; (date d’effet de la mise à pied)

employee

employee means a person who is included in a lay-off; (employé)

employer

employer means an employer named in a certificate; (employeur)

lay-off

lay-off means a lay-off as a result of which a certificate is issued by the Board pursuant to section 21 of the Textile and Clothing Board Act and section 3 of these Regulations; (mise à pied)

maximum pre-retirement benefit

maximum pre-retirement benefit has the meaning assigned by section 9; (prestation maximale d’avant-retraite)

Minister

Minister means the Minister of Labour; (ministre)

pre-retirement benefit

pre-retirement benefit means the pre-retirement benefit payable under these Regulations; (prestation d’avant-retraite)

qualifying week

qualifying week, with respect to an employee, means a week during which the employee was employed by a Canadian producer and had insurable earnings as determined pursuant to the Act; (semaine donnant droit à l’aide)

textile and clothing goods

textile and clothing goods has the meaning assigned by section 2 of the Textile and Clothing Board Act; (articles de textile et d’habillement)

umpire

umpire means an umpire appointed under Part V of the Act. (arbitre)

  • SOR/79-282, s. 2.

Certification by Board

  •  (1) The Board shall, in accordance with subsection 21(3) of the Textile and Clothing Board Act, certify the persons or classes of persons who are eligible to apply for assistance under these Regulations.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), no person or class of persons is eligible to apply for assistance under these Regulations in respect of a lay-off that occurred before December 19, 1970.

Eligibility for Pre-retirement Benefit

  •  (1) Pre-retirement benefit may be paid by the Commission out of monies appropriated by Parliament for the purpose in an amount calculated in accordance with this Part to an employee resident in Canada where the Commission is satisfied that

    • (a) application for benefit under the Act has been made and any benefit entitlement thereunder has been exhausted; and

    • (b) a pre-retirement benefit period in respect of that employee has been established.

  • (2) Payments of pre-retirement benefit to an employee pursuant to subsection (1) shall be suspended for such time as the certification referred to in paragraph 5(c) is suspended pursuant to section 6 in respect of that employee.

  • SOR/79-282, s. 3.

Establishment of Pre-retirement Benefit Period

 A pre-retirement benefit period is established in respect of an employee when, upon filing an application for pre-retirement benefit, he proves that

  • (a) he had been employed by a Canadian producer in at least 10 of the 15 years immediately preceding a lay-off and that he was paid by a producer for at least 1,000 hours in each of those 10 years;

  • (b) he was not less than 54 years of age but less than 65 years of age at the date of the lay-off; and

  • (c) he has been certified by the Commission as a person resident in Canada

    • (i) for whom there is no present prospect of employment with or without further training or relocation assistance, or

    • (ii) who has accepted employment with earnings that are less than his average weekly insurable earnings.

  • SOR/78-787, s. 1.

Certification Suspended

 The circumstances of every employee certified as required by paragraph 5(c) shall be reviewed at least once every twelve months by the Commission and if, upon review, any such employee does not meet the requirements of that paragraph the certification referred to therein shall be suspended.

  • SOR/78-787, s. 2.

Disqualification

  •  (1) Where, in respect of an application for pre-retirement benefit, any employee or any person on his behalf makes a statement or representation that the employee knows to be false or misleading, the Commission may declare the employee to be disqualified from receiving pre-retirement benefit for a number of weeks not exceeding the first three of the weeks described in subsection (2) that occur after such day as the Commission may determine.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a week described in this subsection is a week in respect of which an employee

    • (a) makes a claim for pre-retirement benefit in the manner prescribed by the Commission; and

    • (b) would, but for this section, be entitled to receive pre-retirement benefit.

Duration of Pre-retirement Benefit

 Every pre-retirement benefit period established under these Regulations in respect of an employee shall commence with the date on which his unemployment insurance benefit period is terminated and shall terminate when he attains the age of 65 years, or on the date on which he becomes eligible to receive retirement pension under the Canada Pension Plan or the Quebec Pension Plan, whichever is the earlier.

Maximum Pre-retirement Benefit

  •  (1) The maximum pre-retirement benefit of an employee in respect of whom a pre-retirement benefit period has been established under these Regulations is a weekly sum of money equal to sixty-six and two-thirds per cent of his average weekly insurable earnings, which amount shall be rounded to the nearest cent in accordance with subsection 12(2).

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the insurable earnings of an employee for any week of employment pursuant to an agreement under section 37 of the Act shall be

    • (a) the amount the employee would have earned in that week if he had worked a full working week of the same employer, or

    • (b) the maximum weekly insurable earnings of an insured person under the Act

    whichever is the lesser.

  • SOR/78-787, s. 3;
  • SOR/79-282, s. 4;
  • SOR/80-87, s. 1.

Deduction for Earnings

 There shall be deducted from pre-retirement benefits payable to an employee an amount equal to

  • (a) $0.66 2/3 for each dollar obtained by the employee as

    • (i) earnings from employment or self-employment,

    • (ii) pension benefits from employer pension plans that were earned as a result of employment,

    • (iii) vacation pay, and

    • (iv) any income other than that described in subparagraphs (i) to (iii) that is received during the pre-retirement benefit period established under these Regulations as a result of current or previous employment; and

  • (b) $1 for each dollar obtained by the employee as unemployment insurance benefit received during a pre-retirement benefit period established under these Regulations.

 
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