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December 2016

LSUC – 5th Annual Human Rights Summit

8 December, 2016

The Law Society of Upper Canada's Annual Human Rights Summit is the opportunity to hear leading practitioners, arbitrators, and tribunal members analyze the most critical topics in the burgeoning field of human rights law. Kecia Podetz will present on accommodating workplace stress, mental disability and other invisible disabilities. For more information, visit the event's website.

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January 2017

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…

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April 2017

Breakfast Seminar Series – Managing the Aging Workforce

5 April, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by Kecia Podetz and Amanda Sarginson With an aging population, the abolishment of mandatory retirement, and the financial need of many Canadians to keep working for longer come unique challenges, many of which the executives, corporate counsel, and human resources practitioners within your organization may already be experiencing. Please join our lawyers on April 5, 2017, as they share practical tips for organizations to avoid falling prey to costly stereotypes, and confidently navigate the legal requirements related to managing…

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June 2017

Breakfast Seminar Series – Bill 148: Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Labour and Employment Laws

28 June, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which, if passed, would result in sweeping changes to labour and employment laws in Ontario. While the proposed increase to the minimum wage has received the most attention in the media, there are numerous other proposed changes that will also have a significant impact on employers. Join us on June 28, 2017, as our lawyers provide an overview of the proposed changes to…

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September 2017

Breakfast Seminar Series – Labour Arbitration Update

28 September, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Speakers: Paul Lalonde and J.D. Sharp 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. Bill 148 and the…

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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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