Legal Decisions Challenging Benefit Plans (Fredericton, NB)

April 11, 2019 11:45 AM to 1:30 PMRadisson Kingswood, Hanwell, New Brunswick
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.


Michael Costello, 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!  

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Radisson Kingswood

Networking & Lunch Buffet11:45am- 12:30pm
Speaker Presentation12:30pm-1:30pm


Michael Costello,    McInnes Cooper

Michael obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick. Prior to beginning his legal studies, Michael obtained an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Dalhousie University.

Michael practices in the areas of corporate law, pension law, tax law and wills, estates and trusts.

Michael works with accountants to provide tax plan implementation for individuals, public and private corporations, charitable and non-profit organizations and other entities in connection with the establishment of business structures, corporate re-organizations, purchase and sale transactions, succession planning and other matters.

Michael provides advice to pension plan sponsors, administrators, employee groups and governments in all areas of the pensions and benefits field, including pension standards legislation, guidelines, common law requirements, pension governance requirements and pension issues arising from corporate transactions.

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
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