The OPSBA Education Labour Relations and Human Resources Symposium features informative keynote speakers, panels and workshops on managing human resources issues in the media, workplace investigations, safe schools, collective bargaining, social media in the workplace, employment equity and employee wellness.
Training & Events
From accredited continuing legal education programs to special interest sessions for our clients and invited friends, Hicks Morley's conferences and events offer valuable insight into topical issues important to your business and your professional growth.
FOI Coordinators responding to access requests need to balance a wide range of issues from clarifying requests and arranging reasonable searches to preparing fee estimates all within tight time frames. This program addresses a number of the strategic and practical considerations which go into responding to requesters under FIPPA.
Exclusions and Competing Rights in SchoolsApril 12, 2023
Educators and school boards have an obligation to provide every student with meaningful and equitable access to an education while taking reasonable measures to keep all students and staff safe from foreseeable harm. To that end, students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodation in their learning environments. But what happens when the behaviour of these students creates safety issues for themselves, other students and school staff? How can special educators and administrators deal with these increasingly common occurrences while managing the competing rights of both students and staff under the Education Act, Human Rights Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act?
Attendance Management Training Workshop 101April 5, 2023
Employee absenteeism is one of the most challenging issues an employer faces and it can impact productivity and morale in the workplace. In addressing absenteeism issues, employers must be aware of the interplay between their legitimate expectation that employees attend work regularly and the many valid reasons for absences, including statutory leaves and an employee’s human rights.
This session will begin with a brief overview of workplace investigation best practices. We will then turn our attention to an interactive exercise in which attendees will have the opportunity to use what they learned in Part 1 to develop and hone their skills.
The session will include instructional components, video demonstrations and discussion regarding strategies to deal with issues that can arise when conducting investigations. Attendees will receive a detailed digital manual entitled, “Hicks Morley’s Guide to Conducting Investigations into Workplace Complaints.”
Duty to Accommodate Training: In-person WorkshopFebruary 16, 2023
In this hands-on, interactive workshop, we will review the tools needed to address and manage disability and accommodation issues in the workplace.
Advantage CPD: Labour and Employment Year in ReviewNovember 23, 2022
As the end of another year quickly approaches, join us as we guide you through some of the key labour and employment developments of 2022.
Advantage CPD: Legal Update on Emerging Issues in UniversitiesNovember 22, 2022
The university sector is faced with varied challenges and legislative changes on a regular basis. This session will delve into some of the latest decisions and legal developments affecting the sector.
In this session, attendees will apply the skills they learned during the Workplace Investigation Training Workshop: Investigation Fundamentals and Best Practices (Part 1) by taking part in an interactive investigation exercise.