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The inadvertent fiduciary: Mass Mutual crosses the line
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 16 2014

Plan fiduciaries are held to the highest performance standards and can be personally liable for breaches of fiduciary responsibility. Because of this


IRS simplifies rules for participants in Canadian plans or does it?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 23 2014

Under the US-Canada Income Tax Treaty, U.S. taxpayers who participate in Canadian registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) and registered


Canadian (and U.S.) investment funds face new risk of pension liability what’s keeping fund sponsors up at night
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 9 2013

Commonly controlled trades or businesses are jointly and severally liable for pension liabilities under the U.S. Employee Retirement


Your 401(k) plan and the shape of the earth
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 4 2014

I used to work with a very smart lawyer who said that he could give a legal opinion that the world was flat if his qualifying language was not limited


The mistaken fiduciary: can you correct overpayments to U.S. retirees?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 7 2014

Even the best run pension plans occasionally pay retirees the wrong amount due to errors in employee classification, or calculating participant


Canadian (and U.S.) investment funds face new risk of pension liability what’s keeping fund sponsors up at night
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 13 2013

A recent U.S. court case has significant implications for private equity (PE) funds that make investments in U.S. portfolio companies, and by


Don't rely on SPD disclaimers: the US Supreme Court to rule on remedies for deficient employee communications
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 3 2010

Readers of our Canadian posts know that allegedly deficient participant communications have generated lawsuits in Canada


U.S. employee benefit plans must comply with Supreme Court’s DOMA decision: what to do now and what is still undecided
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 8 2013

When the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) provision defining marriage under federal law as between a man


The myth of the "hands off" prototype plan
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 10 2010

True or false?


Why are corporate formalities important?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 5 2010

Many compensation and pension actions require the approval of a company's board of directors, or a committee of the board, and for good reason