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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


The ABC’s of target benefit plans part II
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 17 2014

This is my second blog post in a series regarding target benefit plans (TBPs) (for Part I, which provides a general overview of TBPs, see my March 10


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


DOMA's demise has broad impact on U.S. benefit plans: prepare for new claims and practices
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 27 2013

When you heard about the invalidation of the part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as between a man and a woman by the


Canadian equity compensation 101
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 14 2012

As US multinational companies (and their related cross-border activities) continue to grow and expand, US lawyers and human resources professionals may be asked to consider issues related to equity compensation for their Canadian-based employees more and more


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


Short term reprieve delays fee disclosure, but don't put compliance on the back burner
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 15 2011

The issue of whether plan fees are too high, which I write about regularly, will not go away


More 401(k) plan fee disclosures: what to do by August 30
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 13 2012

For many years, critics of the current 401(k) fee system have claimed that high fees were hidden and not clearly disclosed by vendors


Have you assumed pension termination liability? Long arm of the U.S. PBGC reaches non-U.S. parent
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 20 2012

One of the most difficult rules for our non-U.S. based clients to accept is controlled group liability for plan termination under Title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA


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

True or false?