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Cross-Border Assignments, Projects and Employment: Income Tax and Employment Law Considerations

Tax Breakfast Seminar Series (Fasken Martineau Institute)
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As the world becomes increasingly borderless, so too has business and, by extension, employment. Employment with multi-national companies increasingly necessitates mobility, with employees of a parent or subsidiary corporation being called on to provide services in countries other than their countries of residence. Cross-border projects, assignments and employment on a temporary, fixed term or permanent basis are becoming more and more common in the modern business world. Cross-border work brings with it numerous traps for the unwary, among them potentially negative income tax and employment law implications for employers, contractors and employees alike. Careful planning and consideration of cross-border working arrangements can help minimize the risks of unanticipated and, potentially, significant financial liabilities.

This seminar will address cross-border assignments, projects and employment, focusing on income tax (including payroll) and employment law, with the goal of assisting those in attendance in planning and implementing such international arrangements in a fashion which minimizes potential financial exposure from an income tax and employment law perspective. Those in attendance will hear from a panel with extensive experience advising in respect of such international employment, assignment and project-based arrangements. Canadian and United States income tax will be addressed, as well as Canadian employment law considerations, the application of which to non-Canadian employees is often overlooked.

Presented by David Fox, a partner in Fasken Martineau’s Taxation Group, this seminar is another instalment in the Fasken Martineau Tax and Estates Breakfast Seminar Series offered to taxpayers, their advisors and tax and estates practitioners. This particular seminar is being offered in partnership with Fuller Landau, a full-service accounting firm with offices in Toronto and Montreal.

In this seminar, David will be joined by Gordon Jessup, a senior partner in Fuller Landau's Taxation Group, who will offer, among other insights, advice regarding United States income tax considerations involved in cross-border assignments, projects and employment between Canada and the United States. David will also be joined by Ian Campbell, a partner in Fasken Martineau's Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group.


  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am Presentation and Q&A

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


This is an in-person seminar.


This seminar is complimentary.


The event has passed - Registration is closed.

For more information:

Nick Fan
+1 416 868 3511