Legal Decisions Challenging Benefit Plans (Halifax, NS)

April 9, 2019 11:45 AM to 1:30 PMCasino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Area of Interest: Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

Legal Decisions Challenging Benefit Plans!

Case Law & Legislation Review 


Plan sponsors, administrators, employers and boards of trustees of benefit plans are challenged today in ways not seen in the past.  The issues seem more complicated as an increasingly diverse workforce demands expanded coverage and challenges conventional plan limitations.  Litigation, human rights challenges and labour arbitrations are on the rise and it is important for plan sponsors to understand their exposure.


Hugh Wright, McInnes Cooper   will review recent decisions and legislation impacting employee benefit plans.  You will leave this session with an understanding of the potential impacts these decisions have on your plans and tips to consider for mitigating the risk of legal challenges! 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Casino Nova Scotia- Schooner Room

Networking & Buffet Lunch11:45am- 12:30pm
Speaker Presentation12:30pm-1:30pm

Hugh Wright,   McInnes Cooper

Mr. Wright practices in the area of Pensions and Benefits where he provides advice to plan sponsors, administrators, employee groups and governments in all areas of the pensions and benefits field. Mr. Wright regularly advises pension plan sponsors and administrators concerning pension standards legislation, guidelines, common law re­quirements, governance requirements and pension and benefit issues aris­ing from corporate transactions.  

Hugh Wright is a former CEO and Managing Partner of McInnes Cooper. Mr. Wright is listed in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Ca­nadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of pensions and benefits law.  He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for his practice in employee benefits law since 2006.

Mr. Wright is a past chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Pen­sion Management and is a former director of the Canadian Bar Insur­ance Association.  He regularly presents on pension and benefits topics to pension industry groups. Mr. Wright is active in various community organizations.

Need Help Registering?  Contact Kelly at or 902-835-0391

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular Price
Regular membership$65.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership$65.00 CDN
Associate$65.00 CDN
Student$65.00 CDN
Non Member$125.00 CDN
Member PriceNon Member Price
Corporate Table of 6$390.00 CDN$750.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy