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2016 Employment Law Year End Wrap Up

18 January, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am


Presented by: Jacques A. Emond and Porter Heffernan

As an executive, corporate counsel, human resources practitioner or other professional responsible for human resources within your organization, it is important to keep abreast of legal issues affecting the workplace, but it is often difficult to find the time to dedicate to remaining current.

In this fast-paced breakfast seminar, our lawyers will summarize for you the most important employment law and legislative developments from 2016.  These short summaries will provide you with a bottom line analysis of the implications of each of these key developments, to help you better understand the current legal landscape as we move ahead into 2017.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Just Cause: review of what is a reasonable basis for alleging just cause
  • Intersection of human rights and termination without cause: be ready to provide reasons for termination if there is allegation of contravention of the Human Rights Code
  • What happens now in the world of termination provisions in employment contracts after Oudin v. Centre Francophone de Toronto
  • Update on the enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Review of a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision that sheds light on applicable test for establishing family status discrimination
  • Review of an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that gives employees who sign waivers the right to sue the employer for negligence for workplace accident
  • What is the proper interpretation of the “unjust dismissal” provisions under the Canada Labour Code
  • Review of significant and substantive amendments to employment legislation
  • Other developments

Breakfast Seminar - Registration


18 January, 2017
8:00 am - 9:15 am


Emond Harnden


Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road, Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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