Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation

Miller Thomson’s Pension, Benefits and Executive Compensation group consists of lawyers from various disciplines across Canada. In today’s business environment, pension, benefits and compensation considerations enter into nearly every business decision, and continue to increase in significance as Canadian companies work to balance the competing challenges of employee and executive retention with overall financial stability.  Our lawyers provide specialized expertise and practical advice to employer plan sponsors and administrators, boards of directors and trustees and pension and compensation committees on all areas of pension, benefits and other compensation arrangements.

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Kim Ozubko co-chairs the OBA Pensions & Benefits Law / Taxation Law Program

Kim Ozubko co-chairs the “Pensions & Tax Update: Executive Compensation and Registered Plans” program, part of the Ontario Bar Association’s Professional Development series on November 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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Kim Ozubko speaks at the Canadian Benefits Plans program on the topic of “International Transfers”

Kim Ozubko speaks at the Certificate in Canadian Benefits Plans program on October 3, 2018 on the topic of “International Transfers”. The program will be hosted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans at the Fairmont Royal York in...

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Kim Ozubko speaks at the Canadian Pensions Certificate Program

Kim Ozubko speaks at the Canadian Pensions Certificate Program hosted by the Human Resources Professionals Association on October 30, 2018 in Toronto

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Kim Ozubko speaks at the CPBI 2018 Ontario Regional Conference

Kim Ozubko speaks at the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute 2018 Ontario Regional Conference on the topic of “Government Legislation Update – How do these policy changes impact your benefit program?” in Ottawa on October 18, 2018.

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Amy Groothuis and Jon Danyliw present on “Hiring, Disciplining & Terminating Employees”

Our Labour & Employment lawyers are speakers for Square One’s Business Growth Tools Luncheon on “Hiring, Disciplining & Terminating Employees”. Amy Groothuis presents the Regina session and Jon Danyliw is the presenter in Saskatoon. More information here: Regina | Saskatoon

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Kim Ozubko speaks at Benefits Canada event

Kim Ozubko speaks at Benefits Canada event on the topic of “A Pot Primer for Plan Sponsors.”

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Kim Ozubko speaks on “Cybersecurity and Pensions and Benefits”

Kim Ozubko speaks on “Cybersecurity and Pensions and Benefits” at the CBA/ABA/IPEBLA Global Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Conference in Boston.  

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Kim Ozubko co-chairs the CPBI Ontario Benefits Outlook Signature Series: Wellness seminar

Kim Ozubko co-chairs the “CPBI Ontario Benefits Outlook Signature Seriers: Wellness” seminar. Paula Pettit speaks on how Company wellness programs have become a common place in many workplaces. How should wellness be defined and what can a wellness program include...

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Kim Ozubko presents Pensions and Employee Benefits webinar

Kim Ozubko speaks at Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Sarnia Chapter webinar on “Pensions and Employee Benefits: What you need to know”.  

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Kim Ozubko speaks at the Pension Plan Governance and Risk Management webinar

Kim Ozubko presents a webinar on the importance of good pension plan governance and risk management. Topics covered will include: Best practices in pension plan governance, types of risk and how to avoid them, the importance of governance audits, what can happen...

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A.M. Pension – 2018: Year in Review Webinar

Miller Thomson invites you to a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on December 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “2018: Year in Review“, presented by Kim Ozubko. 2018 was another busy year in the area of pensions and benefits law....

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A.M. Pension – 2nd Annual Back to School Webinar

Miller Thomson invites you to a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on September 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “A.M. Pension – 2nd Annual Back to School Webinar“, presented by Kim Ozubko. The pensions and benefits landscape in Canada continues...

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Droit de l’emploi : Quoi faire lorsque vous devenez un employeur?

Votre entreprise connait une croissance exponentielle et vous songez embaucher? Vous avez mis des processus RH en place mais vous doutez de leur efficacité? Participez à ce « Lunch & Learn » d’une heure présenté à La Gare|Espace collaboratif et...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on March 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “Pension and Benefits in 2017”, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we will discuss: Recent legislative and regulatory developments What the...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on November 29, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Year-End Review: What you Need to Know”, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we will discuss: CPP Reform Case Law and...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a  complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on September 27, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “One Crazy Summer”, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we discuss: Hello CPP, Good-bye ORPP What the regulators and courts are saying...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a  complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on May 31, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Mid Year Update”, presented by Kim Ozubko. This A.M. Pension session covers: Why should you care about plan governance? Legal principles underlying plan governance Plan...

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Employee Benefits Administration

Health and welfare benefits are an integral part of attracting and retaining talent. Do you know what your benefit plan administration duties and obligations are before, during, and after employment? Miller Thomson’s Labour & Employment group presents a complimentary breakfast seminar where we provide...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a  complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on March 29, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Plan Governance: A Primer“, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we discuss: Why should you care about plan governance? Legal principles underlying...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to a  complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on February 25, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Pension and Benefits 2016: What You Need to Know“, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we will discuss: The ORPP...

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Pensions and Benefits Part 1: Key Legislative Developments in Ontario and the Federal Jurisdiction

There have been a number of significant legislative and case-law developments in the area of pensions and benefits law in 2018. In Part I of a two-part blog post, we highlight some of the key legislative developments in Ontario and...

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FSCO Targeted Reviews – An Update

As we discussed in our April post, in late 2017, the Ontario pension regulator, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”), announced that it was undertaking a series of “targeted reviews” of selected pension plans. FSCO recently released the results of...

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Pension Plans and Governance Audits

In an earlier blog post, we discussed some of the risks to sponsors and administrators of registered pension plans. In this post, we discuss governance audits, a risk management strategy that plan sponsors and administrators can adopt. What is a...

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New Québec Restrictions on Amendments to Pension and Benefit Plans

As discussed in our last A.M. Pension webinar, the province of Québec recently enacted legislation that impacts the ability of a pension and benefit plan sponsor to amend its pension and benefit plans with respect to Québec employees. Bill 176...

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Pension Plans: Risk Management – Part II

In our most recent blog post, we discussed some of the risks for directors, officers and other stakeholders in the administration of a registered pension plan. In this blog post, we focus on the risks to sponsors and administrators of...

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Pension Plans: Risk Management – Part I

Risk management is a key element in the governance of any registered pension plan. An important first step in risk management is the identification of potential risks. In Part I of a two-part blog post, we discuss the potential areas...

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PIPEDA and the Digital Privacy Act – Application to Pension Plans?

Part II of II As discussed in our most recent blog post, much attention has been given recently to the Digital Privacy Act[1] and the changes that will come into force later this year under the Personal Information Protection and...

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PIPEDA and the Digital Privacy Act – Application to Pension Plans?

Part I of II Much attention has been given recently to the Digital Privacy Act [1] and the changes that will come into force later this year under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) [2] in respect of...

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Kim Ozubko comments in Benefits Canada article on division of pensions for common-law couples upon separation

Benefits Canada, "Alberta common-law couples can now divide pensions upon separation"

Until recently, Alberta common-law couples that were splitting up couldn’t divide their pension assets, even if both parties wanted to. This changed in April 2018, after the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta heard Lubianesky v. Gazdag. It determined the provision of...

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Missing Pension Plan Members and Unclaimed Balances

Missing or unlocatable plan members and unclaimed balances under registered pension plans are a significant challenge for plan administrators. On June 21, 2018, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (“CAPSA”) published draft “Guideline #9: Searching for Un-locatable Members of...

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Dorman Products completes cross-border acquisition of MAS Automotive Distribution

Canadian counsel to Dorman Products, Inc.

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Harbour Group portfolio company Marshall Excelsior Co. completes cross-border acquisition of BASE Engineering

Counsel to Marshall Excelsior Co.

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France-based private equity firm Ardian acquires Dynamic Technologies

Counsel to Ardian

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Creative Planogram Company acquired by SRP Companies

Counsel to Creative Planogram Company

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Groupe Touchette Inc. acquires assets of Dealer Tire Canada ULC and enters into long-term partnership with Dealer Tire LLC

Canadian counsel to Dealer Tire, LLC

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Alltech acquires Masterfeeds, creating one of Canada’s largest animal nutrition offerings

Counsel to Ag Processing Inc. in its sale of shares of Masterfeeds Inc. to Alltech

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Arsenal Capital Partners portfolio company Royal Adhesives & Sealants acquires Chemque

Counsel to Royal Adhesives & Sealants

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A.M. Pension Webinar Series

Learn more about our complimentary regular webinar series

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A.M. Pension Blog

Read the latest from our A.M. Pension Blog

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