Overview It’s been a busy year. Many important provincial and federal arbitration, labour board, and court cases have been released, impacting various facets of labour law. Turn to our presenting arbitrators, labour board adjudicators, union counsel, and management lawyers for concise highlights and valuable commentary on a range of cases, topical issues, and legislative developments….
Join us at our 2019 Healthcare Conference which will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to human resources professionals within hospitals, long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers.
Since January 2018, workers have been entitled to WSIB benefits for chronic mental stress where the chronic mental stress is caused by a substantial work-related stressor such as workplace harassment and other criteria are satisfied. This Advantage CPD session will provide employers with a practical update on how this policy is being applied by the WSIB at each stage of claim adjudication, and how these WSIB claims may impact proceedings in other forums.
Your new hire is alleging that she was sexually harassed by the VP Sales Canada at an industry event – and before you can investigate, the incident goes viral. You know how to run an investigation, but how will you manage everything else about the incident? And what happens when things go off the rails?
Overview The Law Society of Ontario Six Minute Labour Lawyer 2018 Conference comprises keen analysis on the most important provincial and federal arbitration, labour board, and court cases from crucial viewpoints: arbitrators, labour board adjudicators, union counsel, and management lawyers. They present valuable and topical commentary on a range of issues, from changes to labour legislation to new…
Since January 2018, workers may be entitled to WSIB benefits for chronic mental stress where the chronic mental stress is caused by a substantial work-related stressor such as an incident of workplace harassment. This Advantage CPD session will provide employers a better understanding of such claims, of best practices regarding mental stress in their workplaces and practical tips to reduce their liability.
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.
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, and more!
Overview Do you hire farm labour? Whether employing family members or off-shore workers, it is important to make sure you are compliant with laws & regulations. Plan to attend this FREE workshop to learn how Bill 148 has changed the landscape of labour laws on the farm; how to ensure compliance when hiring off-shore labourers;…
Bill 148 proposes sweeping changes to employment and labour laws in Ontario, creating substantial compliance obligations and potential risks for employers. Amendments to the Bill were passed in August and even more changes may occur when the House returns in September. Most of the Bill’s changes will come into effect on January 1, 2018…
Bill 148 proposes sweeping changes to employment and labour laws in Ontario, creating substantial compliance obligations and potential risks for employers. Amendments to the Bill were passed in August and even more changes may occur when the House returns in September. Most of the Bill’s changes will come into effect on January 1, 2018.
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?
Topic Medical Marijuana
Description Another busy year has brought significant provincial and federal arbitration, labour board, and court cases. If you’ve missed any of the analysis, then you can’t afford to miss our annual update. Arbitrators, labour board adjudicators, union counsel, and management lawyers form the backbone of our panel, providing you with valuable commentary on a wide…
Topic Enforceability of Employment Contracts since Machtinger Practical advice on how to draft, enforce and challenge termination clauses in light of evolving caselaw How recent developments may impact your drafting and the advice you provide: from early termination of fixed term contracts, to severability and probationary clauses and more Agenda
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.
Topic Criminal Liability for Workplace Hazards – Nadine Zacks Welcome and Opening Remarks – Jodi Gallagher Healy (Conference Co-Chair) Agenda
Topic Enforceability of Employment Contracts since Machtinger Agenda
Chair Margaret Szilassy Topic “Preventing and Remedying Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Violence” – Jodi Gallagher Healy Agenda
Topics Enforcing Non-disclosure Clauses: The Jan Wong Case Civility and the Limits to Vigorous Representation Agenda Co-Chair Mark H. Mason
Materials Agenda With human rights-related litigation and Applications at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on the rise, employers and service providers alike must be prepared to address and manage these increasingly complex and critical issues within their organizations. From harassment and accommodation, to attendance management and benefits, human rights issues can impact a broad…
Topic Webinar 400 – LTC in the Facebook Era: Social Media, Privacy and Cyber-Liability Agenda View the agenda for this webinar.
Materials Case Law Summaries PowerPoint Presentation Slides Agenda As the workforce in Ontario has become increasingly diverse, the range and complexity of accommodation issues facing Ontario employers have also grown substantially. Keeping up with the continually-evolving legal landscape with respect to accommodation issues can be a challenge for many busy Corporate Counsel and Human Resources…
The purpose of this session is to provide in-house counsel with updates on key developments in labour arbitration law and to discuss how to apply lessons drawn from key cases to strengthen policy, disciplinary and labour relations decisions in the following areas: Workplace Violence and Harassment: The potential areas of non-compliance that every employer should…
Topic Defining Just Cause Since McKinley
Topic Navigating the Privacy Minefield: Best Practices
Topic How to Avoid Family Status Discrimination
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 – and Hicks Morley is pleased to be your partner in navigating this…
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…
Co-Chair Jodi Gallagher-Healy Topic Practice Makes Perfect: Becoming a Better Labour Advocate
Topic HR Law Year in Review
Topic Important Developments in Human Resource Law
Topic “Calling All Pundits & Protégés: Celebrating Mentorship in the Labour & Employment Bar”
Topic Bill 115: Perspectives from the Classrooms, Backrooms and Courtrooms
Topic “Western Labour Law Society Career Panel”
Topic “Employment Law Course”
Topic “The Brighter Side of Labour Organizing Post-Fraser?”
Topic Cross Canada Human Rights Overview and Update Labour Conflict and Injunctions: Advance Planning Strategic Communications and the Role of Labour and Employment Counsel The Supreme Court’s Fraser Decision and its Impact on the Future of Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations: Legal and Practical Issues for Employers Material Paper: The Labour Injunction in Canada
Topic “Fraser v. Ontario and Freedom of Association under s. 2(d) – Two Steps Forward, One Step … Sideways?”
Topic “Emerging Workplace Privacy Issues”
Topic Collective Bargaining Rights under the Charter Agenda