In a panel session titled, “Section 61: Appealing MOL Orders,” Nadine Zacks will look at the types of orders that can be appealed, whether and when to appeal, and the jurisdiction and powers of the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Training & Events
From accredited continuing legal education programs to special interest sessions for our clients and invited friends, Hicks Morley's conferences and events offer valuable insight into topical issues important to your business and your professional growth.
Exclusions and Competing Rights in SchoolsApril 12, 2023
Educators and school boards have an obligation to provide every student with meaningful and equitable access to an education while taking reasonable measures to keep all students and staff safe from foreseeable harm. To that end, students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodation in their learning environments. But what happens when the behaviour of these students creates safety issues for themselves, other students and school staff? How can special educators and administrators deal with these increasingly common occurrences while managing the competing rights of both students and staff under the Education Act, Human Rights Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act?
This session will begin with a brief overview of workplace investigation best practices. We will then turn our attention to an interactive exercise in which attendees will have the opportunity to use what they learned in Part 1 to develop and hone their skills.
The session will include instructional components, video demonstrations and discussion regarding strategies to deal with issues that can arise when conducting investigations. Attendees will receive a detailed digital manual entitled, “Hicks Morley’s Guide to Conducting Investigations into Workplace Complaints.”
In this session, attendees will apply the skills they learned during the Workplace Investigation Training Workshop: Investigation Fundamentals and Best Practices (Part 1) by taking part in an interactive investigation exercise.
In this session, Nadine Zacks will be speaking about the impact of that decision on owners and employers responsible for construction projects.
This session focuses on investigation fundamentals. Attendees will learn the key takeaways from caselaw and the best practices for investigating workplace incidents
Ensuring Respect in the WorkplaceOctober 13, 2022
The occurrence of inappropriate conduct in the workplace can have a detrimental effect on the workplace as a whole and can lead to serious implications for organizations and their HR professionals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on workplaces and union-management relations. Arbitrators, unions, and employers have dealt with new and developing issues such as mandatory vaccination, testing, accommodation, protection of worker health and safety, sick pay, discipline for safety violations, leaves of absence, and many other issues.
OPSBA’s Education Labour Relations and Human Resources Symposium is held each spring and is designed to provide professional development in the areas of labour relations and human resources to trustees, directors of education, senior human resources officials and labour relations practitioners.