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Overview Designed and taught by Canada’s leading pensions experts, this unique program will provide you with the key knowledge, practical strategies and guidance you need to succeed in the complex world of pensions. Overview of the Canadian Retirement System Different Types of Pension Plans: Defined benefit Defined contribution Multi-employer Jointly sponsored Public sector Canada/Quebec Pension…

Webinar

As the government starts lifting or relaxing certain orders and directives made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, employers are turning their mind to reopening their workplaces. In order to ensure a successful return to work in a COVID-19 world, it is crucial that employers turn their minds to the unique labour and employment considerations that will impact returning to the workplace, including employment standards requirements, health and safety obligations, human rights issues, privacy rights, the impact on pension and benefits, and potential litigation risks.

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A lot can change in a week. With a view to containing the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a flurry of announcements at the provincial and federal levels, including a Declared Emergency by the Ontario Government. From the mandatory closure of certain facilities, to the waiving of the waiting period for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits for quarantined employees, closure of borders to non-essential travel, extension of the EI work-sharing program, and prohibited gatherings of over 50 people, new measures are being announced at a rapid pace.

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Overview Employees are working and living longer than ever before. Decumulation affects both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plan members, with both fixed life income products and flexible decumulation products having their advantages and disadvantages. Retirement age and the options for decumulation affect employee behaviour and ultimately the workplace. Our panel will discuss the recent…

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Overview OPSBA’s annual Education Labour Relations and Human Resources Symposium is held each April and is designed to provide professional development in the areas of labour relations and human resources to trustees, directors of education, senior human resources officials and labour relations staff.

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Overview A Lawyer’s Perspective – Legal Considerations about hot topics in the Pension/Retirement Environment

Workshop

Marriage Breakdown Workshop

October 10, 2018

The division of pension benefits on marriage breakdown and the determination of entitlement to death benefits often gives rise to complex administration issues, which can be compounded by the emotions of the parties involved. This learn-by-doing workshop is designed to build and enhance the specific technical skills required by HR and pension benefits professionals in the context of a pension plan member’s marriage breakdown.

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Organizations and HR Professionals must keep an eye on updates in the law to ensure that their organizations are in compliance with legislation and precedent setting decisions, and to enable them to navigate the increasingly complex legal framework that we work in.

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Join us as we discuss these latest legal developments and more as we present effective tips, strategies and best practices that can help your organization stay on the leading edge of human resources management.

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Join us as we discuss these latest legal developments and more as we present effective tips, strategies and best practices that can help your organization stay on the leading edge of human resources management.

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Topic The theme of this year’s Summit is:  The Workplace of Tomorrow. With rapid advances in technology, an increasingly diverse population and the changing needs of employees, plan sponsors need to stay ahead of the curve if they want to retain and attract top talent. How can technology’s power be harnessed in the workplace and…

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2018 Toronto Client Conference

April 5, 2018 - May 3, 2018

Join us as we discuss these latest legal developments and more as we present effective tips, strategies and best practices that can help your organization stay on the leading edge of human resources management.

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Legislative and regulatory reforms have recently been fast and furious. More pension and benefit related cases than ever are working their way through the system. In the face of such change, employers and plan administrators must be ready to act, making adjustments to plan design and administration.

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Overview: Canada’s provincial and federal jurisdictions make for a complex environment. This makes it challenging for HR executives to stay abreast of developments in employment and labour law. Tom Moutsatsos and Stephanie Kalinowski, Partners with the Toronto-based law firm Hicks Morley, will paint a picture of the legal landscape for 2018 and beyond. They will…

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The first major re-design of the CPP in many years is set to be phased in starting in 2019 when higher employer and employee contributions kick in. The stated intention of the enhancement is to boost retirement income in light of concerns that Canadians are not saving enough for retirement, but the full effect of the enhancement won’t be felt until the next generation of workers retires…

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We are back with our ever popular roundtable on legal ethics, just in time to meet your professionalism CPD requirements for 2016. This session is accredited for 1.5 hours of professionalism.

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Dividing pension assets following a marriage breakdown is a major headache for Canadian pension plan administrators. Recent pension reforms across Canada have only added to the complexity of this task…

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This meeting has been designed to provide members of the Compensation Research Centre with: The Conference Board of Canada’s economic and compensation outlooks for 2017. An update on recent and upcoming trends in employment law that will impact rewards. New thinking in executive compensation, total rewards analytics and total rewards design. A chance to hear…

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2016 ACPM National Conference

September 20, 2016 - September 22, 2016

There have been few times when the economic outlook and retirement scenarios for Canadians have been so uncertain. Despite these challenges, the commitment to bridge retirement promises to reality has never been greater. The 2016 ACPM National Conference will identify these challenges and provide solutions during one of the most turbulent times in recent Canadian…

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Topic The webinar will discuss the upcoming changes to the CPP, and how these shifts may affect your business in the future. Stephanie Kalinowski will provide an update on her December 2015 discussion of the now-defunct Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, outline how the enhancements will directly affect employers, and explore what you can do to…

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Change is a constant in the human resources world: ongoing developments in the law, whether through new legislation or the courts, and the rapid evolution of best practices create a fast-paced learning environment for human resources professionals.

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The answer is simple, we need to find them and make sure that they’ve received their benefits. Saying it is one thing but actually doing it is more difficult than you might expect. Legislation has been introduced in a number of jurisdictions and Ontario is considering possible solutions. This session will review the challenges, summarize…

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2016 Toronto Client Conference

April 5, 2016 - April 28, 2016

Change is a constant in the human resources world: ongoing developments in the law, whether through new legislation or the courts, and the rapid evolution of best practices create a fast-paced learning environment for human resources professionals.

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Agenda The pension, benefits and executive compensation landscape remains in constant evolution.  Employers and plan administrators are constantly preparing for the next big change on the horizon. In this session, we will provide clients with important information and strategies to assist them in their roles as employers or plan administrators in planning for several near…

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Professionalism Smorgasbord

December 1, 2015

Just in time to meet your professionalism CPD requirements for 2015, Hicks Morley invites you to join us for a roundtable on legal ethics.

Using labour and employment related ethical dilemma scenarios tailored to in-house counsel, there will be small group discussion followed by a review of the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Materials Hicks Morley Pension and Benefits 2015 Case Law Update PowerPoint Presentation Slides Agenda Strong performance throughout much of 2014 returned many employers and pension plans to a more solid footing. With the potential for significant economic change in 2015, employers and pension plan administrators will face both challenges and opportunities. This session will update…

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Change is a constant in the human resources world – with new laws and court decisions and the evolution of best practices.

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Stay on the leading edge of Human Resources change Change is a constant in the human resources world – with new laws and court decisions and the evolution of best practices. Employers must take the lead in responding to these emerging challenges – and Hicks Morley is pleased to be your partner in navigating this…

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Stay on the leading edge of Human Resources change Change is a constant in the human resources world – with new laws and court decisions and the evolution of best practices. Employers must take the lead in responding to these emerging challenges – and Hicks Morley is pleased to be your partner in navigating this…

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April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24 and 29, 2014 View Map Stay on the leading edge of Human Resources change Change is a constant in the human resources world – with new laws and court decisions and the evolution of best practices. Employers must take the lead in responding to these emerging challenges…

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Agenda Retirement issues are in the spotlight like never before as everyone from governments to employers grapple with rising costs for pension and healthcare, while pension plan members and retirees may prefer to preserve the status quo. This session will highlight key developments in these changing times. What’s New? – A review of key case…

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Position Your Organization Ahead of the Field in Human Resources Since the founding of Hicks Morley in 1972, tremendous changes in the legal, social and technology landscape have affected the way employers in Canada manage their workplaces. Now more than ever, employers must take the lead and respond to the countless new and different challenges…

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 Topics Canada-US Cross-Border Transfers – Taxation and Coverage Issues Avoiding Litigation Pitfalls in Pension Plan Administration Material Slides: Canada-U.S.A. Cross-Border Transfers – Taxation and Coverage Issues Slides: voiding Litigation Pitfalls in Pension Plan Administration

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Canadian Institute

January 30, 2008

Topic The Overturning of Kerry – Is It Too Soon for Employers to Celebrate? Surplus, Expenses and Contribution Holidays Material Paper: Exploring the Kerry Decision Slides: The Overturning of Kerry – Is It Too Soon for Employers to Celebrate? Surplus, Expenses and Contribution Holidays