We are pleased to announce that Compliance Day™ will be returning in 2013 for its second year. Compliance Day™  is a half-day seminar covering a range of legal topics related to compliance.

Based on feedback we received from attendees in 2012, we have changed the format of the event. In 2013, we will be running three concurrent streams, allowing specialists to attend the stream that is relevant to their area of responsibility without needing to sit through sessions of little relevance to them.

The streams have been separated into Labour and Employment Compliance, Technology and Privacy Compliance, and Tax Compliance.


  Labour & Employment
Technology & Privacy
7:30 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 Business Immigration (All Attendees)
9:15 – 9:30 Break
9:30 – 10:30 Requesting Medical Information/Accommodation Preparing For Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation The Tax Man Cometh: Part II
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 The Top Five Things You Should Know From the Past Year Online Compliance – Top 10 Do’s & Don’ts Top Five Tax Compliance Issues
11:45 – 11:55 Break
11:55 – 12:30 When the Regulators Come Calling (All Attendees)
12:30 – 13:30 Complementary Networking Lunch


2013 Compliance Day™ Topics

General Topics

Business Immigration – Every year many Canadian employers hire temporary foreign workers to help address skill and labour shortages. Bringing temporary foreign workers into Canada can be somewhat complicated, and depending on the process can involve several steps. We will outline the various steps that can be involved in bringing a temporary foreign worker into Canada, some of the main foreign worker programs available, and will address employer compliance with immigration laws and how to avoid the “blacklist”.

When the Regulators Come Calling – Regulatory representatives can show up at your place of business with or without a warrant to investigate or inspect documents, incidents or activities. When the regulators are at your door, you need to be able to react in real time. This presentation will address regulatory compliance generally and the systems, policies and people you need to have in place now to prepare for a regulator’s visit.

Stream 1 – Labour and Employment Compliance:

Requesting Medical Information/Accommodation – We will discuss an employer’s rights and an employee’s obligations as it relates to the production of medical information in the context of a medical accommodation.

The Top Five Things You Should Know From the Past Year – Our intention would be to spend five minutes on matters such as structuring settlements, non-competition/solicitation agreements, family status accommodation and other timely topics.

Stream 2 – Technology and Privacy Compliance:

Online Compliance – Top 10 Do’s & Don’ts – Are you preserving your trademarks? Are you selling products or services to customers online? Have you limited your liability on the use of your web site by third parties? Are you linking to third party web sites? How are you preventing trademark and copyright infringement online? Are you aware of the new copyright law changes? How do they impact you? This presentation will help you answer these questions.

Preparing For Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – Do you send messages to your customers or clients electronically? If you do, you need to be ready for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) to come into force. This presentation will cover keys to CASL compliance including: scope of the anti-spam provisions and regulations; exceptions to the anti-spam provisions; understanding expressed and implied consent; required form for commercial electronic messages; potential liability for non-compliance; and creating a CASL compliance checklist.

Stream 3 – Tax Compliance:

The Tax Man Cometh: Part II – This session discusses in detail the audit and appeal process, including collection proceedings, with both the federal and provincial taxation authorities.

Top Five Tax Compliance Issues – This session reviews frequent areas of non-compliance for individuals and corporations in connection with corporate reorganizations, commodity taxes, use of trusts and U.S. tax.


Who Should Attend

This event is ideal for people in the following positions within your organization.

  •     CEOs & CFOs
  •     Presidents
  •     Vice-Presidents
  •     Owners/Partners
  •     Directors & Senior Managers
  •     Compliance Officers
  •     In-house Counsel

If you are in-house counsel, this event will count towards up to 4 CLE credits.

Registration for this event opens in early September. Please mark your calendars now.