pensions 

 

Company pensions are one of the pillars of retirement planning. As record numbers of workers reach their retirement years and government schemes struggle to keep up with their fiscal demands, company pension liabilities and solvency have become front-page news.

Pension-related issues are complex and technical, and without reliable counsel can be minefields of potential liabilities. Companies must ensure they are in compliance with legislation governing pension solvency, ownership and application of pension surpluses, allocation of expenses, ongoing plan administration, and taxation, among many issues.

McMillan's Employment and Labour Relations Group protects clients' interests while helping them comply with pension and tax legislation. We provide plan sponsors with advice on legal compliance requirements, and options for pension, retirement savings arrangements and benefit plans.

Our lawyers ensure clients are up to date and compliant with the latest developments in pension legislation. We help them make sound decisions all along the pension life cycle, from the establishment of a plan through to its implementation, ongoing administration and ultimate wind-up.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by:

  • Providing advice, document preparation and review of plan governance, administration and member services, investment management, and compliance monitoring
  • Negotiating with third-party service providers, and documenting service arrangements
  • Interacting with regulators
  • Providing dispute resolution and litigation support
  • Ensuring compliance with federal income tax legislation and applicable pension standards
  • Representing vendors or purchasers on material pension-related issues involved with mergers and acquisitions
  • Assisting creditors and lenders in identifying and assessing material pension and benefit issues arising on debt products work
  • Advising on legal implications and potential liability of directors and officers related to plan funding deficits
April 2017

Pension and Benefits Law Bulletin

March 2017

Pension and Benefits Law Bulletin

November 2016

Litigation Bulletin

November 2016

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Employment and Labour Bulletin

July 2016
Employment and Labour Bulletin
March 2016

Employment and Labour Bulletin

April 2015
Employment and Labour Bulletin
February 2014
Employment and Labour Bulletin
January 2014
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Also published in Lexology and Labour Notes
March 2007
Pensions and Employee Compensation Bulletin
May 2006
McMillan Annual Employment / Pension Law Update, May 17, 2006
November 4, 2005
Pensions and Employee Compensation Group Bulletin
October 2004
Pensions and Employee Compensation Bulletin
September 2004
Pensions and Employee Compensation Bulletin
March 2004
Pensions and Employee Compensation Bulletin
January 2004
Pensions and Employee Compensation Group