Understanding the nuances of WEPPA: Reducing exposure to liability for trustees/receivers

October 8, 2013 10:30am

E. Patrick Shea
Partner
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Sheldon Title
Senior Vice-President
MNP Ltd.

Darlene McGinley
Senior Policy Analyst
WEPPA – Wage Earner Protection Program

  • What are the obligations of a trustee/receiver under the WEPPA?
  • Highlighting the “mass termination” provision and when it should be applied to groups of employees
  • Clarifying employees’ eligibility for the six-month wage claim period in BIA and CCAA proceedings, following the 2011 amendments to the definition of “eligible wages”
  • Gaining certainty on the reporting requirements for trustees/receivers in light of the “eligible wages” amendments
  • Ensuring payment of trustee/receiver fees amid WEPPA’s secured charge against current assets of a company
  • Solutions to minimize the high costs of personal liability that could result from improperly administering the Act