Speaking Engagement

On May 26th, Kathryn Bird will present on the topic “Review of recent notable human rights cases and developments in the law” at the Annual Update on Human Rights, presented by the Ontario Bar Association. To learn more about this event and to register, visit the Canadian Bar Associate website.

Speaking Engagement

On May 5, 2021, Kathryn Bird will chair and provide mentorship at “A Day in the Life” virtual event hosted by The Advocates’ Society. For more information about the event, visit The Advocates’ Society’s website.

Speaking Engagement

On November 24, 2020, Kathryn Bird will be co-presenting at the Skills for Change event  “Inclusion at Work: Building Responsive Workplaces for Existing and New Challenge”. Join the 11th annual Diversity@Work conference where Kathryn will be discussing the topic of “Discrimination in the Workplace – What Are Individual Rights?. Moving from inclusion policies to practice is…

Speaking Engagement

Employment contracts can be valuable part of your employment agreement, either as an employer or employee. However, there are a number of tricky issues that need to be correctly drafted to ensure that they are enforceable and achieve the intended goals. Agenda Topic Termination provisions Frustration of contract Restrictive covenants Arbitration clauses How contracts are…

Speaking Engagement

Meeting the accommodation needs of staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for educators and administrators alike. Join us for a webinar during which we will discuss the application of the law to this unprecedented circumstance, and also suggest some best practices to meet your duty to accommodate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking Engagement

Regardless of the jurisdiction involved, human rights complaints take a notoriously long time to work their way through the system. Recently, a number of human rights commissions and tribunals across the country have made changes to their processes in an attempt to be more responsive to the parties’ needs and improve the time it takes to resolve a complaint.

Speaking Engagement

Are there certain types of conduct that raise concerns about the inclusion of a confidentiality provision in a settlement or release? What remedies have been awarded in cases in which one of the parties is found to be in violation of the confidentiality agreement? What factors do arbitrators consider when awarding remedies for breach of confidentiality provisions in settlements?

Conference / Seminar

Change is a constant in the human resources world, particularly for Ontario’s school boards. Ongoing developments in the law, whether through new legislation, arbitrations or the courts, and the rapid evolution of best practices create a fast-paced learning environment for human resources professionals, directors of education, supervisory officers and trustees.

Speaking Engagement

Hear practical advocacy advice from senior counsel who specialize in employment law litigation. Whether you act frequently on employment matters, or are looking to expand your expertise, this program offers insights for all.

Speaking Engagement

Overview In-house counsel is on the forefront of addressing sexual harassment matters in the workplace. Please join this program to learn the “must knows” about key litigation and employment law issues and how to assess and manage risks including individual claims, labour grievances, class action suits, claims to regulatory boards and Human Rights claims.

Speaking Engagement

Two in-depth sessions that will take you beyond the myths, stigmas and rumours surrounding the future of cannabis in Canada. Our experts will discuss cannabis hot topics from a legal, financial, insurance, investment, and employment perspective.

Workshop

There’s no such thing as “textbook” accommodation. Whether your employee has a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job, childcare problems that interfere with their performance, faith-related obligations or is in the process of transitioning, how you respond to that individual’s request – or don’t – can mean significant liability for your organization. Are you prepared?

Workshop

This workshop focuses on essential investigation skills required by HR Professionals who are charged with investigating workplace incidents including: workplace harassment and violence complaints, discrimination and harassment complaints under the Human Rights Code, employee misconduct, such as suspected sick leave abuse or time theft, health and safety complaints.

Conference / Seminar

This Advantage CPD session will provide University Counsel and Senior Academic Administrators with an overview of the latest legal developments affecting Universities.

Conference / Seminar

2018 Toronto Client Conference

April 5, 2018 - May 3, 2018

Join us as we discuss these latest legal developments and more as we present effective tips, strategies and best practices that can help your organization stay on the leading edge of human resources management.