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In this session we will discuss what constitutes bad faith in the employment context, and how it applies to different phases of the employment relationship. We will address employer conduct leading up to termination, at the time of termination, during the post-termination period and during litigation—each of which can have an effect on an award for bad faith damages.

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Overview To better understand strategic considerations and challenges and to gain insights as to how to navigate your obligations and implement practical measures to ensure compliance, our panelists will explore key data security and privacy issues including: Protection – policies and practices to prevent cybersecurity and privacy incidents Response – how to respond to minimize…

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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.

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Overview Stay sharp in this exciting and evolving area of law. Hear practical 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.

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

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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.

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Overview Join our webinar to update yourself on key and cutting-edge issues on to restrictive covenants and injunctions including the enforceability of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions. Our panelists discuss important developments in the enforceability of restrictive covenants, the difference between various injunctions and the corresponding relief and the need to “hit the ground running”…

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It seems that not a day goes by without a story in the newspaper or your newsfeed about employee fraud or employee misconduct. These kinds of issues can be messy, public, costly and damaging for the reputation of your business or organization. But there’s good news….we can help you handle these situations strategically and effectively when they arise!

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Legislative and regulatory reforms have recently been fast and furious. More pension and benefit related cases than ever are working their way through the system. In the face of such change, employers and plan administrators must be ready to act, making adjustments to plan design and administration.

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Every employer has a fear that a plaintiff (or plaintiffs!) will come out of the wood work with a claim from years ago, when all of the witnesses and maybe even the key documents are long gone. But do not fear. The law of limitations can help, if you know what to do and have the right targeted strategy…

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Topic: Employment Litigation Round-Up: 2016 in Review Overview Staying abreast of the latest employment cases by joining us for an overview of key decisions of 2016 that in-house counsel need to know.  The cases involved issues such as entitlement to bonuses through a reasonable notice period, a cautionary tale about expelling a partner from a…

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Privilege is a complex issue. It is important to identify and know how to deal with issues of privilege when they arise, which is frequently. You must know when privilege will attach to communications and information. You must also understand how privilege applies prior to (and in the course of) litigation, and in the context of settlement offers and employee terminations..

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2016 Toronto Client Conference

April 5, 2016 - April 28, 2016

Change is a constant in the human resources world: ongoing developments in the law, whether through new legislation or the courts, and the rapid evolution of best practices create a fast-paced learning environment for human resources professionals.

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Agenda When litigation is anticipated, a key issue that is often innocently overlooked is the immediate need to preserve all evidence in your possession that may become relevant through the proceedings. Failing to do so may have adverse consequences to your organization. At this Advantage session, we will take you through the legal principles and…

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Materials Agenda Discovery is a key stage of the litigation process. Through production of documents and examinations for discovery, you can build your case and determine the strength of the case against you. Your approach to discovery should be tailored to your case and should further your litigation strategy. In this session, we take you…

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Materials Hicks Morley Pension and Benefits 2015 Case Law Update PowerPoint Presentation Slides Agenda Strong performance throughout much of 2014 returned many employers and pension plans to a more solid footing. With the potential for significant economic change in 2015, employers and pension plan administrators will face both challenges and opportunities. This session will update…

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Agenda The purpose of this session is to provide University Counsel and Senior Academic Administrators with an overview of the latest legal developments affecting Universities. The University sector faces enormous economic and legal pressures that are driving rapid changes on campuses across Canada. This session will address: Bill 179 and it’s Application to Deans and…

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April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24 and 29, 2014 View Map Stay on the leading edge of Human Resources change Change is a constant in the human resources world – with new laws and court decisions and the evolution of best practices. Employers must take the lead in responding to these emerging challenges…

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Agenda This session will provide you with the key legal and strategic considerations that are necessary to succeed on judicial review. Judicial review can provide a valuable opportunity to challenge decisions of arbitrators, tribunals and adjudicators in court. Whether you have received a decision that you want to challenge or you are responding to a…

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Agenda Retirement issues are in the spotlight like never before as everyone from governments to employers grapple with rising costs for pension and healthcare, while pension plan members and retirees may prefer to preserve the status quo. This session will highlight key developments in these changing times. What’s New? – A review of key case…

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Unjust dismissal complaints under the Canada Labour Code are unique. Although they involve some of the familiar trappings of labour arbitrations and court cases, the preliminary issues involved, process followed, and potential outcomes are different. It is crucial for in-house counsel to know how unjust dismissal complaints work in practice in order to develop the…

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This session will provide in-house counsel with an in-depth view of the legal, strategic and ethical considerations in the effective use of expert evidence in litigation. The Legal Test It is essential to understand why, for what purposes, and in what contexts expert evidence is admissible. The first portion of the session will canvass the…

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This session is an update for in house legal counsel on critical information management issues. We will focus on current developments and their practical implications. Topics will include: Things you must do now to maintain access to business system information Recent privilege cases and what they mean for in house counsel Data security, breach response…

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Materials The university sector faces enormous economic and legal pressures that are driving rapid changes on campuses across Canada. In this wide-ranging session, we will discuss: Social media: Legal Issues for Universities Pension issues relating to deficiencies and governance The adequacy of University human rights policies and procedures in light of current HRTO standards The…