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2015 Employment Law Year End Wrap Up

28 January, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:15 am

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 (in six minutes or less) each of the top 10 most important employment law and legislative developments from 2015.  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 2016.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • The Supreme Court of Canada’s clarification of the common law test for constructive dismissal in the context of a paid suspension
  • The apparent upward trend in human rights damage awards by courts in civil claims for wrongful dismissal involving family status claims
  • Whether an employer’s difficult financial situation is a relevant factor in the determination of reasonable notice
  • The application of the newly recognized “duty of honesty” in the performance of employment contracts
  • Update on without cause dismissal of federally regulated non-unionized employees under the Canada Labour Code
  • Highlights of the Ontario government’s introduction of legislation to combat sexual violence and harassment in the workplace
  • Review of significant and substantive amendments to the Employment Standards Actnow in effect such as the elimination of the $10,000 cap on orders for unpaid wages, and increasing the limitation period for recovery of unpaid wages
  • Ontario Retirement Pension Plan – where are we now
  • Other recent developments

1 CPD Hour for HRPA Members
Contact us for more information regarding your HRPA
Continuing Professional Development requirement.



28 January, 2016
7:30 am - 9:15 am


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