Legal and Pension Update

June 9, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMOnline - Mountain Time Zone
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits Format: Web

Legal Update

Hosted by Northern Alberta

This session will focus on recent legislative changes and case law developments in Western Canada and their impact on retirement and benefit plans. While some of the areas of discussion will overlap with developments specific to the COVID-19 environment, the presentation will cover pension regulation, changes to CRA policies, employment standards and benefits continuation, recent caselaw and broader legal developments impacting retirement and benefits plans. The session will focus on the implications of these changes for plan sponsors and administrators with plans located in Western Canada.

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular PricePlan Sponsor Price
Regular membership$25.00 CDN$15.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership$25.00 CDN$15.00 CDN
Associate$25.00 CDN$15.00 CDN
Student$25.00 CDN -
Non Member$62.50 CDN$47.50 CDN
Cancellation Policy
CE Credits will be offered.

Since 2001, Kristin Smith has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of pension law, employment law, employee benefits law and executive compensation. She assists clients on a wide array of matters including legislative and regulatory compliance, governance, employment policies, contractual interpretation and drafting, terminations, incentive plans and fiduciary obligations.

Kristin is a member of the Joint Legal Consultative Committee which consults to the Deputy Superintendent of Pensions in Alberta on public policy and legislative matters. She is the Past Chair of the Canadian Pensions and Benefits Institute - Southern Alberta Regional Council and the current Chair of its Regional Governance Committee. In 2019, Kristin was named to the Foothills Academy Society Board of Governors, as well as Chair of the Board’s Governance Committee.

Upon completing her law degree in 2000, Kristin had the privilege of clerking at the Federal Court of Canada - Trial Division in Ottawa. Since the conclusion of her clerkship in 2001, Kristin has practiced in Calgary with two leading national law firms and a boutique law firm specializing in human resources matters. Kristin joined Mercer (Canada) Limited in 2013, and is the Senior Legal Consultant responsible for Western Canada.

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