Workplace Investigation Training Workshop

This session focuses on investigation fundamentals. Attendees will learn the key takeaways from case law and best practices for investigating workplace incidents

BLSA and Hicks Morley Student Q&A Session

Register Fee: Complimentary Hicks Morley, a leading Canadian law firm focusing on management-side human resources law and advocacy, invites BLSA members to join us on July 20 at 5:00 p.m. to learn more about our intensive skill-building student program and advocacy work opportunities. This informal and interactive discussion with Black lawyers at the firm will…

Taking WSIB Claims Management to the Next Level: Effective and Proactive Claims Management to Minimize Risk

Managing WSIB claims has become increasingly complex. Many issues are impacting employers’ WSIB costs, including unsuccessful return-to-work efforts, complicated injuries, psychological conditions, pre-existing conditions and a lack of monitoring and progress. In this workshop, attendees will learn proactive and effective strategies to manage some of the most common and difficult issues that arise in WSIB claims, with a view to mitigating their costs and reducing their risks.

Arbitration Workshop

For human resources professionals tasked with maintaining workplace labour relations, navigating an organization’s grievance and arbitration process can present unique challenges—particularly if you aren’t yet familiar with key aspects and strategic considerations along the way.

This hands-on workshop has been designed to equip both new and more experienced members of your labour relations team with the skills necessary to prepare a case for grievance arbitration.

Attendance Management Training Workshop

Employee absenteeism is one of the most challenging issues an employer faces. From administering an attendance management plan, to dealing with chronic absenteeism, to terminating an employee’s employment for failure to report to work, employers are often treading cautiously so as not to infringe on an employee’s privacy or human rights.

Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy is an incoming third-year law student at the University of Windsor. Prior to attending law school, Kathleen received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in political science from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she specialized in legal studies and political research. After her undergraduate degree, Kathleen completed her graduate certificate in human resources management, which sparked her interest in labour and employment law.

Alaa Akbik

Alaa Akbik completed her second year at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Prior to attending law school, she received her Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Guelph.

Christopher Howard

Christopher Howard is a dedicated second-year student at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law and a recipient of the Dean’s Honour Roll for his double major in economics and psychology from Queen’s University. During his studies at Lincoln Alexander, Christopher participated in four moot competitions and he volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, helping individuals navigate tenancy issues. With a strong commitment to providing exceptional service, Christopher aims to become a trusted legal professional and advocate for his future clients.

Meghan Hawa

Meghan Hawa recently completed her second year of law school at Western Law. Prior to attending law school, she graduated summa cum laude at York University where she received a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in gender studies. She also received a Bachelor of Social Sciences with a minor in psychology from the University of Ottawa.