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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.

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This session is tailored to the practice of employment and labour law by in-house counsel. For the first 60 minutes, we will review and discuss ethical dilemma scenarios in small groups and then review the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct.

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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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Overview Two of Donald Trump’s key campaign promises were to renegotiate trade agreements and to restrict immigration to “Make America Great Again.” These initiatives have had, and will have an effect on the organization of labor markets throughout the Americas and across the globe. This scenario is further complicated by China’s increasing economic and political…

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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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Topic Bill 148 Bootcamp: Implementation Training for Ontario Municipalities, Agencies, Boards and Commissions. Overview Sweeping changes to workplace laws are here – and to ensure compliance with Bill 148 Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) reforms, your Municipal Organization, Agency, Board, or Commission must be prepared to effectively implement them….

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Overview Over the course of two days, chief fire officers, senior municipal officials and human resource professionals hear from a team of legal experts, fire chiefs from across Ontario, and renowned international speakers that give insight, up-to-date knowledge and guidance into a wide range of labour relations issues that are currently impacting the fire service….

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Topic The American Bar Association Section of International Law Employment Committee is embarking on a World Tour of employment law! Members have volunteered to share their expertise on employment law in their jurisdictions through quick, focused teleconferences that will occur on a regular basis during the 2017/18 season. The teleconferences will follow a uniform format. A…

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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.

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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.

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Over the course of two days, chief fire officers, senior municipal officials and human resource professionals hear from a team of legal experts, fire chiefs from across Ontario, and renowned international speakers that give insight, up-to-date knowledge and guidance into a wide range of labour relations issues that are currently impacting the fire service. Throughout…

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We are back with our ever popular roundtable on legal ethics, just in time to meet your professionalism CPD requirements for 2016. This session is accredited for 1.5 hours of professionalism.

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The Human Resources field is in constant change. The challenge for all Human Resource Professionals is to keep pace with the emerging knowledge and techniques in order to support the management team with accurate and timely information.

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Since May 2015, two government-appointed Special Advisors have been undertaking the Changing Workplaces Review to consider the changing nature of the workplace, the causes behind those changes, and whether the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 require amendments to meet the challenges of today’s workplaces…

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Topic Fraud Happens: How To Prevent It and What To Do About It While benefit fraud is carried out by a small number of people, the effects on your group benefit plan can be very costly. Benefit fraud comes in all shapes and sizes and involves not only plan members but could also involve service…

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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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The labour relations seminar is an annual event held in partnership with Hicks Morley.  Over the course of two days, chief fire officers, senior municipal officials and human resource professionals gather to hear from a team of legal experts from Hicks Morley, fire chiefs from across Ontario and renowned international speakers that give insight, up-to-date knowledge and guidance into…

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Professionalism Smorgasbord

December 1, 2015

Just in time to meet your professionalism CPD requirements for 2015, Hicks Morley invites you to join us for a roundtable on legal ethics.

Using labour and employment related ethical dilemma scenarios tailored to in-house counsel, there will be small group discussion followed by a review of the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct.

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ESA: Back to Basics

September 30, 2015

Agenda With new enforcement tools available to the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the removal of the $10,000.00 cap on the amount that an Employment Standards Officer can order a company to pay, employment standards compliance is a renewed priority for many Ontario employers. In this fast-paced session, we will go back to basics and…

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  Materials Agenda Workplace laws are changing at a rapid pace. This Advantage session deals with recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA“) you need to know about. Amendments in force May 20, 2015 authorize Ministry of Labour employment standards officers to require employers to “self-audit” on whether they are compliant with the…

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Materials Hot Topics in Labour Relations – PowerPoint Slides Client Toolkit: Employee Discipline for Off-Duty Social Media Comments Agenda In this presentation, 5 members of the firm will take you through a range of developments this past year in labour relations case law, professionalism and legislative reform including: The impact of the Supreme Court of…

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  Materials Agenda What happens if you transfer employees from France to Canada? Does their employment by the Canadian subsidiary end their employment with the French subsidiary? Which country has jurisdiction over any disputes arising from the termination of employment? Can Canadian lawyers provide advice about the employee’s French employment? If you send an employee…

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In the 2012/13 fiscal year, 21% of applications filed with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleged discrimination with respect to goods, service and facilities. In addition, the introduction of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act has increased awareness and focus on providing services in a way that is inclusive and accessible. This conference will…

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Topic Trends in Global Employment Law: the role and potential impact of employment regulation in emerging and stagnant economies

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MATERIALS   One of the most difficult issues faced by employers regarding the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) is dealing with widespread non-compliance. While it’s often easy to fix the problem on a go-forward basis, how do you address the past? In this session, we will: Provide a brief update on recent ESA amendments Review…

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Topic Employment Contracts for Foreign Workers – Protecting the Corporate Client Material Paper: Avoiding Employment Pitfalls In Inter-Jurisdictional Hirings and Transfers  

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As in past years, our 2009 School Board Conference will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to Directors of Education, Trustees, Supervisory Officers and Human Resources Practitioners. We will take you first on a “whirlwind tour” of new cases and developments, addressing such issues as student searches, employee benefits and PDT arbitration hot spots….