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November 2017

Breakfast Seminar Series – Pay Equity – Are You Compliant

15 November, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of Ontario’s Pay Equity Act. Although the law has been in place for 30 years, the obligations that it places on employers have not remained static. In addition, the federal government has committed to implement proactive pay equity legislation for federally-regulated employers before the end of 2018. Are you a provincially-regulated organization with more than 10 employees? If so, are you confident that you understand your pay equity obligations and that your organization…

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February 2018

Breakfast Seminar Series – 2017 Employment Law Year End Wrap Up

1 February, 2018 @ 8:00 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 the most important employment law and legislative developments from 2017.  These short summaries will provide you with a bottom line analysis of the implications of…

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March 2018

Breakfast Seminar Series – Bill 148: Implementation Challenges and Strategies

21 March, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Now that many of the major changes introduced by Bill 148 have taken effect, and additional changes are just around the corner, you may find yourself left with more questions than answers. Please join us on March 21, 2018, as Porter Heffernan and Adam Gamwell will provide a general overview of the changes, and discuss some of the common, practical questions that have been raised by the employers we work with, including: When exactly does an employee with five years’…

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June 2018

Breakfast Seminar Series – Weed Like To Talk: A High Level Discussion About Cannabis In The Workplace

14 June, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

With Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, and Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, currently before the Senate for approval, concerns are rising about the potential impact of legal recreational cannabis on the Canadian workplace. However, until then, the use of cannabis for medical purposes continues to increase across Canada and employers have competing obligations when it comes to the risks associated with impairment in the workplace. While employers have a duty to accommodate employees who have a…

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December 2018

Breakfast Seminar Series – Workplace Investigations Update

11 December, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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The landscape for workplace investigations has certainly changed over the past few years. The introduction of new legislation, such as Ontario’s Bill 132, as well as the spotlight placed on workplace sexual harassment by the #timesup and #metoo movements, has resulted in new and more onerous obligations for employers in respect of conducting timely, thorough and fair investigations into workplace incidents. Please join Raquel Chisholm and Erica Bennett on December 11, 2018 for an engaging and practical look at workplace…

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February 2019

Breakfast Seminar Series – 2018 Employment Law Year End Wrap Up

7 February @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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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 2018.  These short summaries will provide you with a bottom line analysis of the implications of…

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April 2019

Breakfast Seminar Series – Update on Discipline and Discharge: Build Your Just Cause Out of Bricks, Not Straw

30 April @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

As the late Justice Echlin of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice once said, a single act of misconduct by an employee may not be enough to amount to just cause for discipline or termination; rather, the employer needs enough “bricks to constitute a just cause wall”. In an ever-changing legal landscape, how can you make sure your just cause wall is strong enough to withstand judicial or arbitral scrutiny? Please join Kecia Podetz and Kyle Shimon for a practical…

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June 2019

Breakfast Seminar – Significant changes looming to workplace laws for federal employers: labour standards amendments to the Canada Labour Code and a new proactive Pay Equity Act

14 June @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd,
Ottawa, K1K 4S3
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Description The federal government’s sweeping amendments to modernize the labour standards provisions of the Canada Labour Code (CLC) will bring extensive and costly changes to federally-regulated employers covered by the CLC. Several amended and new labour standards are expected to come into force on September 1, 2019, with more to come in 2020. The Bill C-86 introduction of a new proactive Pay Equity Act will require federally-regulated employers to ensure that men and women performing work of equal value are…

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September 2019

The Path to Pay Equity: How to prepare for the bumps, twists and turns to come

17 September @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd,
Ottawa, K1K 4S3
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Description Expected to come into force in 2020, the new federal proactive Pay Equity Act will require federally-regulated employers to ensure that men and women performing work of equal value are paid equally. While employers have three years from the coming into force of the Act to prepare and post a pay equity plan, they also have a great deal of work ahead of them. Please join Raquel Chisholm, Carole Piette, Mélissa Lacroix and Carolyn Dunlop as they host a…

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October 2019

2019 Labour Arbitration Update: The Year in Review

9 October @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

For Managers, Human Resources and Labour Relations professionals, keeping on top of the important arbitration decisions that affect your unionized workplace is a critical task. Join us as our lawyers review and present the merits and implications of some of this year’s key arbitration decisions. Participants will be provided with an understanding of the current state of the law, as well as practical implications for best practices in their workplace.   Specific topics will include: Disability-related misconduct, accommodating addicted employees who breach…

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