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Register Fee: Complimentary Overview With the introduction of the federal Pay Equity Act (Act), many federally regulated employers will soon be subject to a proactive pay equity scheme. The Act comes into force on August 31, 2021 and employers should be preparing for the expected changes. Format In this Advantage CPD webinar, we will walk you through…

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Topics Staffing – What is the Significance of the Sudbury Artbitration Managing the Fire Service in the Age of COVID Bargaining Update Labour Relation 101 – Workshop Diversity – Diversity/Trans Gender in the Fire Service – Transgender Focus Presentation – Fire Chief Award Top 10 Legal Trends of 2020 Social Connections Matter – Coping with…

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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?

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The Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) will host the Federal Privacy Commissioner Karen Jensen as she speaks to CACE members about Federal Pay Equity and demystifies the process of proactive pay equity initiatives. The webinar will feature a 30 minutes presentation, a 15 minute Q&A and will be moderated by Hicks Morley’s Lauri…

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As the government starts lifting or relaxing certain orders and directives made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, employers are turning their mind to reopening their workplaces. In order to ensure a successful return to work in a COVID-19 world, it is crucial that employers turn their minds to the unique labour and employment considerations that will impact returning to the workplace, including employment standards requirements, health and safety obligations, human rights issues, privacy rights, the impact on pension and benefits, and potential litigation risks.

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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.

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It has been a decade since substantial changes to Part XIII of the Education Act on behaviour, discipline and safety came into force. How has the disciplinary landscape evolved? What current issues and challenges are school boards and students experiencing? Join our expert faculty to get up to speed on the latest trends and current initiatives, and ensure you have the expertise you need to navigate this important area of education law.

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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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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?

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Are you ready to respond quickly and effectively when complex accommodation requests – or allegations of sexual harassment – are made? Does the legalization of marijuana really change any of your obligations as an employer? What obligations do employees with child or elder care issues have to “self-help” – if at all? Understanding the latest developments in the human rights law is key to ensuring your organization is fully prepared to deal with these issues when they arise. Find out what you need to know in this Advantage CPD session.

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Overview This OsgoodePD program brings together legal, healthcare, mental health and education professionals for a comprehensive one-day update on the essential, current and emerging issues, together with practical legal advice on how to deal with them. The discussion will also include strategies on how community partners can work together to face these challenges Topics: What…

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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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Accommodation issues, including pay equity continue to present challenging issues for human resources professionals and in-house counsel in the federal sector. For both employers and service providers alike, ever-evolving jurisprudence and recent legislative reforms are continuing to generate new obligations – and potential new liability. Faced with novel complaints and requests for accommodation, prudent employers and service providers must be prepared to think “outside the box.”

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Topic: Interim Steps and Summary Hearings. Overview: Are you new to, or interested in human rights law? Are you looking to brush up on the fundamentals of practice before the Human Rights Tribunal? Do not miss this practical primer on how to navigate your first application or response before the Human Rights Tribunal. With essential…

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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?

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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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A one-day interactive training workshop on managing accommodation issues in the workplace. Fee – $780.00 plus $101.40 HST (13%), totalling $881.40 per person. Agenda 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 his…

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The accommodation of disabilities is one of the most challenging aspects facing human resources professionals and in-house counsel for both employers and service providers. Ever-evolving jurisprudence, along with recent developments in legislation, have also imposed additional challenges, new obligations and in some cases require thinking “outside the box” as employers and service providers alike are faced with new and increasingly complex requests for accommodation.

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Our 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 recent developments in labour, employment and education law. This will be followed by a plenary session on critical issues concerning the changing landscape in school board collective bargaining. Following a buffet lunch, we will invite you to attend two afternoon workshops of your choice.

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A one-day interactive training workshop on managing accommodation issues in the workplace Agenda 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 his or her performance, faith-related obligations or is in the process of…

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Agenda In the post-mandatory retirement world, it is not surprising that recent statistics show that the number of individuals over the age of 55 choosing to remain in the workforce is on the rise. As a result, employers are faced with dealing with an aging workforce which presents challenges not previously encountered. The aging workforce…

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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…

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Complimentary This webcast responds to a number of requests following our last webcast, After Keewatin: The Use of Exclusions, and reflects the reality that there are increasing numbers of students whose disabilities give rise to violent outbursts and that this phenomenon is a growing challenge for special educators and for administration. We will review the…

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Labour Relations is an annual seminar held in conjunction with Hicks Morley, a leading law firm in Canada who devote their practice exclusively to representing employers on human resource law and advocacy issues. Members of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, their municipal Human Resource staff and many Fire Chiefs and HR staff from across…

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Overview In a recent case, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario served clear notice that excluding a student under s. 265(m) of the Education Act, because of behavioural issues arising from the student’s disability, must not offend human rights principles.  In R.B. v. Keewatin Patricia District School Board, the Tribunal found that the exclusion of…

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  Agenda Human rights issues are becoming increasingly complex and more difficult to understand and manage. As both employers and service providers, school boards are faced with human rights challenges on a daily basis. As employers, human rights issues can arise in a variety of contexts – from benefits to accommodation to attendance management. As…

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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…

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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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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…

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As in past years, our 2013 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 recent developments in labour and education law. This will be followed by two plenary sessions on critical…

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  In this session, we introduce you to new protected grounds recently added to the Ontario Human Rights Code and explain what this means for you as an employer and service provider. We also review how best to handle novel accommodation requests where it is not clear that a duty under the Code is triggered,…

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Agenda This session will offer a practical review of the legal steps and positive actions to manage the below listed potential Human Resources risks. Understanding the law and allowable responses will help prevent disruption, financial losses and help control costs. This session will address: Data Breach: “Our manager just lost a suitcase full of personal…

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This session will feature a facilitated discussion on data breach response. Questions addressed will include:  The team. Who’s on it? Who plays what role? When to engage outside experts? Assessment. What degree of ambiguity should be tolerated? How much time to assess is justifiable? Internal communication. How broad a privilege to carve out? How to…

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The purpose of this session is to provide both senior human resources professionals and in-house counsel with a refresher and update on pay equity maintenance issues; new issues arising at the Pay Equity Commission; implications for collective bargaining; as well as an update on recent jurisprudence relating to the pay equity obligations of employers. The…

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Position Your Organization Ahead of the Field in Human Resources Since the founding of Hicks Morley in 1972, tremendous changes in the legal, social and technology landscape have affected the way employers in Canada manage their workplaces. Now more than ever, employers must take the lead and respond to the countless new and different challenges…

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Position Your Organization Ahead of the Field in Human Resources Since the founding of Hicks Morley in 1972, tremendous changes in the legal, social and technology landscape have affected the way employers in Canada manage their workplaces. Now more than ever, employers must take the lead and respond to the countless new and different challenges…

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Topic Disability Management-Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: The Balancing Act

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Human rights issues have become both increasingly complex and constant. We’ll bring you up to speed on the latest developments – with an update on cases concerning the law of accommodation and on the emerging significance of family status as a protected ground. The bulk of the session will focus on strategic planning in the…

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Topics Current activities and how these can impact your organization including linkages to Corporate Responsibility and Diversity; How the Commission and Review Officers view what processes work and what doesn’t; Understand the importance of using a gender neutral job evaluation system; How your organization can identify pay equity issues and deal with them before they…

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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….