Other Publications

Our lawyers offer specialized advice in many areas of labour and employment law. Firm members also share their expertise through their participation in conferences and seminars, and numerous articles published in journals and periodicals.

  • Jacques Emond – “Professional Practice Lecture on Labour Law”, Carleton University (Ottawa), February 28, 2012
  • Steve Williams – “A Systematic Approach to Managing Accommodation Risk”, 2012 HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show (Toronto), February 1, 2012
  • Steve Williams – “Legal Roundup: Fraud & Malicious Prosecution Risk, Proving Just Cause in Fraud Cases and Labour Arbitration Update”, IPM (Ottawa), November 1, 2011
  • Jacques Emond – “The Legal Side of Managing Generational Differences”, Council of Industrial Relations Executive (Gatineau), October 21, 2011
  • Colleen Dunlop, Raquel Chisholm and Sheri Farahani – “AODA Half-Day Accessibility Standards Compliance Workshop”, Emond Harnden Workshop, September 22, 2011
  • Sébastien Huard, “Managing the Employment Relationship: Best Practices from Recruitment to Termination” (Timmins), September 22, 2011
  • Kecia Podetz, “Cross Canada Human Rights Overview and Update”, 8th Annual CACE Conference (Niagra Falls), September 22, 2011
  • Raquel Chisholm, “Minefields in Employment Law – Meeting Your Duty to Accommodate”, CSAE National Conference (Saskatoon), September 15, 2011
  • Sheri Farahani, “Bill 168 – Workplace violence and harassment – for our clients and ourselves”, CCLA East Region Solicitors Conference (Montebello), May 13, 2011
  • J.D. Sharp, “Business Administration HR Networking Event”, Algonquin College (Ottawa), April 21, 2011
  • Sheri Farahani, “Enforcing Contracting/Sub-Contracting Provisions”, Insight 5th Bi-Annual Construction Labour Relations (Toronto), April 7 & 8, 2011
  • “Harassment, Assault, Emotional Damages: Can Employers be liable? The Status of Extraordinary Damages in Workplace Litigation in Ontario”, OBA Professional Development (Ottawa), April 5, 2011
  • Jennifer Birrell, Sébastien Huard and Carole Piette – “Managing The Employment Relationship Workshop: Best Practices From Recruitment To Termination”, Emond Harnden and Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce (Sudbury), April 5, 2011
  • Kecia Podetz – “Case Law Update: Minimizing Your Risk of Increasingly High Damage Awards”, The Canadian Institute’s Forum on the Duty To Accommodate (Toronto), March 31, 2011
  • J.D. Sharp, “The 2011 Accommodation Law Conference”, Labour Law Online (Ottawa), March 10, 2011
  • Jennifer Birrell, Colleen Dunlop and Carole Piette, “Workplace Investigations: A One Day Legal Skills Workshop Designed To Create Competent, Legally Compliant Workplace Investigations Within Your Organization”, Emond Harnden Workshop, March 8, 2011
  • Jennifer Birrell and Amanda Sarginson, “Attendance Management Programs and Legal Challenges” Public Sector Digest, Summer 2010 Edition
  • Kecia Podetz, “Lorman – The Employment Standards Act – Leaves of Absence”, Lorman Education Services (Ottawa), July 13 2010
  • J.D. Sharp and Steven Williams, “Tough Bargaining: Negotiating Collective Agreements in Tough Times”, Canada Forum (Toronto), June 9, 2010
  • Colleen Dunlop, “Bill 168: Preparing for Ontario’s New Workplace Violence Harassment Legislation”, Logan Katz LLP (Ottawa), May 5, 2010
  • Steven Williams and Lynn Harnden, “2009 in Review: What’s New, What’s Hot, in Labour and Employment Law”, HRPA (Ottawa), May 4, 2010
  • Colleen Dunlop and Kecia Podetz, “Preparing for Ontario’s New Workplace Violence and Harassment Legislation… The Workshop” March 29, 2010
  • Jacques Emond, “The Future of the Legislative Regulation of Industrial Relations” – Council for Industrial Relations Executive – Conference Board of Canada (Montreal), February 4, 2010
  • Raquel Chisholm, “Dealing with Mental Health Issues at Grievance Arbitration” Lancaster House (Toronto), December 18, 2009
  • Jennifer Birrell and Jock Climie, “Absenteeism and the Duty to Accommodate: Making the Law Your Ally in Absenteeism Management”, Federated Press 16th Managing Absenteeism in the Public and Private Sectors, October 7, 2009
  • Porter Heffernan, “Workplace Safety and the Right to Sue in Ontario”, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) 6th Annual Conference, September 10-12, 2009
  • Sheri Farahani, “Employee Use of Blogging and Social Networking Sites: Understanding and Managing Threats to Employers”, County of Carleton Law Association Six Minute Employment Lawyer, June 17, 2009
  • Jennifer Birrell, “An Examination of Constructive Dismissal and the Duty to Mitigate:  The Impact of Wronko and Evans”, County of Carleton Law Association Solicitors Conference,  May 8, 2009
  • Jock Climie, “Reductions in Force – The Canadian Experience” National Employment Law Council Annual Conference 2009, Best Practices in Global Employment Law Compliance, May 1, 2009 
  • Steven Williams, “We Know Where You Are and What You Are Doing – Privacy in the Wired Workplace”, OHRPA Seventh Annual Ottawa Law Conference, 2008 In Review: What’s New, What’s Hot in Labour and Employment Law, April 28, 2009
  • Porter Heffernan and R. Paul Marshall, “A Constitutional Right to Catholic Education in Ontario: Lessons from Québec and Newfoundland Labrador”, CAPSLE 2009 Annual Conference, April 27, 2009
  • Lynn  H. Harnden and Porter Heffernan, “Honda v. Keays: The Supreme Court Revisits Employers’ Rights”, Insight – Managing Federally Regulated Workplaces –  A Comprehensive Update on Key Issues Facing Employers and Unions, October 27, 2008
  • Colleen Dunlop, “Wired Workplace Worries: Cyberbullying, Pornography, Time Theft, Privacy Rights, Identity Theft, and Libel”, Insight – Managing Federally Regulated Workplaces – A Comprehensive Update on Key Issues Facing Employers and Unions, October 27, 2008 
  • Steven Williams, “Honda v. Keays:  Restructuring Damages for Employer Conduct”, OHRPA 2008 Eastern Ontario HR Conference, What’s New in HR Law?, September 18, 2008
  • Steven Williams, “Mulvihill v. City of Ottawa: Limits on the Availability of WallaceDamages”,  OHRPA 2008 Eastern Ontario HR Conference, What’s New in HR Law?, September 18, 2008
  • R. Paul Marshall, “Minimizing Institutional Exposure for Sexual Misconduct and Bullying in Schools”, The Canadian Institute – Institutional Liability for Sexual Assault, Abuse & Harassment, March 31, 2008
  • Paula Campbell and Lynn H. Harnden, “Labour Board and Arbitration Cases You Need to Know About”, OHRPA 2007 Law Conference 2006 In Review: What’s New, What’s Hot in Labour and Employment Law, May 8, 2007
  • Jennifer Birrell and Paul Marshall, “Suspensions and Expulsions: Safer Schools for Whom?”, CAPSLE Annual Conference, April 22-24, 2007
  • Colleen Dunlop, “Making Working Notice Work: What you should know”, The County of Carleton Law Association, November 25, 2006
  • EMOND HARNDEN, “Employee Terminations and the Tax Man: Tax Treatment of Payments and Settlements: Tips for the Employer”, The County of Carleton Law Association, May 2006
  • Jennifer Birrell and Paul Marshall, “Right Not to Remain Silent? Freedom of Expression In and Out of the Classroom” , CAPSLE 2006 Annual Conference, April 30 to May 2, 2006
  • Jock Climie, “ Implementation Challenges of the New Public Service Employment Act: An Employer’s Perpective”, Canadian Institute – Effectively Implementing The New Public Service Legislation, April 10 – 11, 2006
  • Lynn Harnden, “When All Else Fails The Perils of Terminating the Disabled Employee Lessons from Keays v. Honda”, Insight Information Co. – Advanced Issues in Duty to Accommodate, September 29, 2005
  • Lynn H. Harnden, “Calculating Pension Benefit Loss in Assessing Damages for Wrongful Dismissal”, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) 2nd Annual Conference, September 8-10, 2005
  • J.D. Sharp, “Hot Topics for Solicitors: Wrongful References”, The County of Carleton Law Association, May 6-7, 2005
  • Steven Williams, “Ontario Labour Relations Act Amendments: Back to the Future”, OHRPA 2005 Law Conference, What’s New, What’s Hot in Labour and Employment Law 2004 In Review, May 5, 2005
  • Steven Williams, “Legislation Protecting Personal Health Information: Will it Conflict with the Duty to Accommodate?”, The Canadian Institute’s National Forum on The Employer’s Duty to Accommodate, April 11 and 12, 2005
  • Paula Campbell, “The Accommodation Principle in Canadian Human Rights” Littler Mendleson – The 2005 Executive Employer: The World at Work, March 31 to April 1, 2005
  • “Structuring Fair Severance Packages: What’s the Latest Rule of Thumb?”, Insight Information Co. – Employee Terminations, March 31 – April 1, 2004
  • Lynn Harnden, “Race and Religion: The Latest Word on Accommodation”, The Canadian Institute – National Forum on The Employer’s Duty to Accommodate, March 29 and 30, 2004
  • Steven Williams and Kecia Podetz, “New Developments in Labour Law”, OHRPA 2003 Law Conference, What’s New, 2002 In Review: What’s Hot, May 1, 2003.
  • Kecia Podetz and Trisha Gain, “Stress, Sleep, Smoking and Scents: The Ever Increasing Bounds of Employer Liability, OHRPA 2003 Law Conference, What’s New, 2002 In Review: What’s Hot, May 1, 2003.
  • EMOND HARNDEN, “Termination for Cause”, Lorman Education Services, Employee Discharge and Documentation in Ontario, April 3, 2003.
  • Jock Climie, “The Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing”, Lorman Education Services, Employee Discharge – Everything you need to know, April 3, 2003.
  • Sébastien Huard and Carole Piette, “Human Rights Issues in the Workplace”, Cornwall Human Resources Professional Association, November 5, 2002
  • Steven Williams, “Hiring Records”, Lorman Education Services, Employment and Related Records in Ontario, September 26, 2002
  • Steven Williams, “Privacy Policies: Developing a Privacy Compliance Plan”, Lorman Education Services, Employment and Related Records in Ontario, September 26, 2002
  • Jennifer Birrell, “Stock Option Plans and Damages for Wrongful Dismissal”, CITO/OCRI Innotalk, Stock Option Plans – Benefitting Employees While Limiting Liability, September 24, 2002
  • EMOND HARNDEN, “Return-To-Work Obligations for Work-Related Injuries”, Infonex, September 24, 2002
  • André Champagne and Paula Campbell, “The Employer’s Ability to Terminate – Substance Abuse in the Workplace”, Addiction Services of Eastern Ontario Human Resources Seminar, Addiction in the Workplace – Prevention, Testing and Termination, May 31, 2002
  • Jennifer Birrell, “Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace”, Addiction Services of Eastern Ontario, Addiction in the Workplace – Prevention, Testing and Termination, May 31, 2002
  • Lynn Harnden, “The Good, The Bay and The Ugly: Good Faith and Fair Dealing In Employment”, Lorman Education Services, Employee Discharge and Documentation in Ontario, April 9, 2002
  • Paula Campbell, “Termination With Cause”, Lorman Education Services, Employee Discharge and Documentation in Ontario, April 9, 2002
  • Colleen Dunlop and Lynn Harnden, “Migratory Talent: The New Paradigm – Changes to Immigration and Employment Law”, OCRI, April 10, 2002
  • Lynn Harnden and Paula Campbell; Elizabeth McIntyre and Karen Schucher, “Legal Developments in Interest Arbitration: A Cross-Canada Checkup – What Criteria Do Arbitrators Really Consider?”, Canadian Institute, Labour Relations in the Health Care Sector, January 2002
  • Colleen Dunlop, “When the Employment Relationship Ends … The Latest In Structuring Fair Severance Packages”, Insight, Employee Terminations, November 2001
  • Lynn Harnden and Hilarie McMurray, “Principle Based Bargaining – A Stronger Foundation for the Long Jaw”, Sri Lanka, Principled Approaches to Conflict Resolution, September, 2001.
  • Colleen Dunlop, “When HR Needs Help: Where HR and Risk Management Intersect”, 26th CRIMS Conference, Building Blocks 2001, September 10, 2001
  • Lynn H. Harnden, “The Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing”, Lorman Education Services, Employee Discharge – Everything You Need to Know, April 2001
  • EMOND HARNDEN, “OH&S Primer: Introduction to Federal OH&S”, Centrum, Implementation Strategies for Bill C-12, October 31, 2000
  • J.D. Sharp, “Violence and Threats of Violence, Discipline and Documentation in the Workplace”, Emond Harnden Seminar Series, May 2000.
  • EMOND HARNDEN, “Workplace Insurance – High Costs Are No Accident”, Emond Harnden Seminar Series, May 2000.
  • Lynn H. Harnden, André Champagne and Colleen Dunlop, “Your Hiring & Termination Checklist”, OCRI Spotlight, Tapping into the Brain Gain: Corporate Planning for Technology Companies – There’s No Way Out, April 25, 2000.
  • Jacques A. Emond, “Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace”, Ottawa Construction Association, April 20, 2000.
  • EMOND HARNDEN, “Workplace Safety and Insurance”, Ottawa Construction Association, April 20, 2000.
  • André Champagne, “Wrongful Dismissal: Throw Momma Off the Train? How to Advise the Family Business in Employment Law”, County of Carleton Law Association Sixth Annual Montebello Solicitors’ Conference, November 20, 1999.
  • “Hot Topics in Employment Law, Recent Developments for the Human Resources Practitioner,” Murray Axmith Lunch and Learn Series, November 18, 1999.
  • Colleen Dunlop, “When the Employment Relationship Ends … Structuring the Severance Agreement: A Discussion of its Full Potential”, Nelligan Power, Emond Harnden, When the Employment Relationship Ends, October 21, 1999.
  • J.D. Sharp and Ainslie Benedict, “The Departing Employee: Dealing with Non-Competition Agreements/Obligations”, Nelligan Power, Emond Harnden, When the Employment Relationship Ends, October 21, 1999.
  • Carole Piette and Dougald Brown, “Employer Liability for Employee Wrongdoing: Recent Developments from the Supreme Court of Canada”, Nelligan Power, Emond Harnden, When the Employment Relationship Ends, October 21, 1999.
  • Lynn H. Harnden, “Alternative Dispute Resolution: Effective Ways to Deal With Conflict”, September 24, 1999.
  • Jacques A. Emond, “New Case Law and Contentious Issues Emerging from the New Regime: Essential Services”, Centrum Information, Canadian Industrial Relations Board – Practical Strategies for Getting Results at the CIRB, September 22, 1999.
  • Lynn H. Harnden, “Independent Contractor or Employee”, Association of Health Units, September 27, 1999.
  • J.D. Sharp, “Documenting and Investigating Employee Performance and Discipline Problems: Building a Case for Just Cause”, Lorman Education Services, Employee Discharge and Documentation in Ontario, April 20, 1999.
  • Colleen Dunlop, “The Cost of Termination of Employment – What Damages Are Recoverable by Plaintiffs”, Lorman Education Services, Employee Discharge and Documentation in Ontario, April 20, 1999.
  • “The Termination Process”, Lorman Education Services, Employee Discharge and Documentation in Ontario, April 20, 1999.
  • Steven P. Williams, “Post-Termination Issues”, Lorman Education Services, Employee Discharge and Documentation in Ontario, April 20, 1999.
  • Lynn Harnden, “Interpretation of Section 16 of the Equal Wages Guidelines: Factors Justifying Different Pay Between Male and Female Employees”, Centrum, A Tactical Briefing: Federal Pay Equity, December 8, 1998
  • Lynn Harnden, “Effective Hiring: Use of Offer Letters and Employment Contracts”, Human Resources Solutions Business Trade Show, Ottawa Human Resources Professional Association and Ottawa Business Journal, November 24, 1998
  • George Rontiris, “Deductibility of Disability Benefits: Sylvester v. British Columbia“, County of Carleton Law Association Civil Litigation Updated, November 6 and 7, 1998
  • Carole Piette, “Disability and the Duty to Accommodate: Recent Jurisprudence and Applicability in the Workplace”, Murray Axmith Lunch and Learn Series, October 24, 1998
  • Carole Piette and Paula Campbell, “Hot Issues in Employment Law”, Institute of Professional Management Conference 1998, June 1, 1998
  • Jacques A. Emond and Paula Campbell, “Update in Wrongful Dismissal Damages”, County of Carleton Law Association, D-Day: (Take Arms and Take Notes): A Day in Discoveries and Damages, May 18, 1998
  • Jacques A. Emond and Paula Campbell, “Bargaining Structures”, Law Society of Upper Canada Department of Continuing Education, Transition to a New Era in Public Sector Labour Relations Bargaining Structures, November 12, 1997
  • Lynn Harnden and J.D. Sharp, “New Developments Under the Employment Standards Act“,Canadian Bar Association (Ontario), County of Carleton Law Association, Law Society of Upper Canada and University of Ottawa, Six Minute Business Lawyer, September 19, 1997
  • Jacques A. Emond, “An Assessment and Analysis of some of the Labour Transition Issues involved in the NAV CANADA Commercialization as a Precedent for Other Public-Private Ventures”, The Canadian Institute, “Public-Private Partnering in Canada Updating the State of the Market”, Toronto, November 25 & 26, 1996
  • Lynn Harnden, “Legal Issues on Recruiting”, Murray Axmith Lunch and Learn Series, September 26, 1996
  • George Rontiris and Steven Williams, “The Duty to Bargain in Good Faith – First Contract Arbitration”, Infonex, “Collective Bargaining: A Practical Course, Non-Partisan Strategies for Effective Bargaining in the Tough Climate of the 1990’s Workplace”, September 25, 1996
  • Jacques A. Emond and Paula Campbell, “The Role of Employment Tribunals and the Impact of their Decisions or Claims in the Courts”, Murray Axmith Lunch and Learn Series, May 9, 1996
  • Lynn Harnden, “Employment Law – Human Rights Issues in the Workplace: Options and Remedies – Some Alternatives”, Canadian Bar Association, (Ontario), County of Carleton Law Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, February 22, 1996
  • Jacques A. Emond and Paula Campbell, “Labour and Employment Law Reform: The New Agenda”, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Service Contract Sector Issues”, January 27, 1996
  • Jacques A. Emond, “When Do the Rights of the Bargaining Agent Terminate in Contracting Out? In Bankruptcy? In Privatization?”, Canadian Bar Association, Labour Law Conference, November 25, 1995
  • Lynn Harnden, “In Sickness and in Health: Employer Obligations to the Sick Employee”, CCLA Solicitors Conferences, November 1995
  • Lynn Harnden and Jacques A. Emond, “Bill 7 – Labour Relations ActReform”, Emond Harnden Client Seminar, November 1995
  • George Rontiris and Steven Williams, “Submission to the Sims Task Force – Amendments to Part I of the Canada Labour Code“, October 1995
  • Colleen Dunlop, “Employment Equity: Client Update Compliance and Implementing Employment Equity”, Emond Harnden Client Seminar, March 7, 1995
  • Lynn Harnden, “The Employer’s Right to Call the Grievor as its Witness: a Management Perspective”, Labour Arbitration Yearbook 1994-95 (Toronto: Lancaster House, 1995)
  • Steven Williams, “The Injured Worker in Ontario: The Employer’s Re-Employment Obligations and the Problem of Multiple Proceedings” (1995), 3 C.L.E.L.J. 1-516
  • Jacques A. Emond, “The Role of Employment Tribunals and the Impact these Organizations have on the Workplace”, Murray Axmith Lunch and Learn Series, November 23, 1994
  • “Protecting Your Interests After It’s Over: Restrictive Covenants under the Common Law”, McGill University Faculty of Law, “The Individual Contract of Employment – Recent Developments”, November 11, 1994
  • Lynn Harnden, “Job Posting in a Unionized Environment”, Cornwall Human Resources Professional Association, October 1, 1994
  • Lynn Harnden, “Employment Equity: the Legal Dimensions”, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, National Capital Chapter, February 15, 1994
  • Jacques A. Emond, “The Legacy of Labour Law Reform Bill 40 – One Year Later”, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, “Interim Relief at the Ontario Labour Relations Board – the Board’s New Toy”, January 28, 1994
  • Lynn Harnden, “Employee Termination in Boards of Education: Procedures and Pitfalls”, Murray Axmith Lunch and Learn Series, September 22, 1993
  • Jacques A. Emond, “Trial Strategies in Wrongful Dismissal Litigation – From the Perspective of Plaintiffs, Defendants and the Bench”, Law Society of Upper Canada, June 21, 1993
  • Lynn Harnden, “Labour Law Reform: Practical Implications for Practitioners”, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, “Amendments to Sections 42-49 of theLabour Relations Act – Impact of Reform on Arbitration”, November 30, 1992
  • Lynn Harnden and Jacques A. Emond, “Bill 40 – a Client Update”, Emond Harnden Client Seminar, September 1992
  • Lynn Harnden, “Delays in Human Rights Complaints – A New Defence”, Human Resources Professional Magazine, November 1991
  • Lynn Harnden and Colleen Dunlop, “References – The Employer’s Dilemma”, Personnel and Labour Relations Issues for Municipal Corporations in the `90’s, September 6, 1990