Conference / Seminar

Advantage CPD: Labour Relations – It’s 2017 and Everything Old is New Again

Event Details

February 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hicks Morley Toronto Office
77 King Street West, 39th Floor
Toronto, ON


With the new Saskatchewan Employment Act, pending federal labour law reforms, Alberta’s Bill 4 amending who has the right to strike and Ontario legislation under review, the labour relations world appears to be filled with change – and yet for practitioners many of these changes seem familiar. For those operating under collective agreements, change is less certain.

Join us as we “go back to the legislative future,” troubleshoot procedural pitfalls, review case management strategies and discuss noteworthy legal developments that will prepare you for the road ahead.


In this high-level whirlwind Advantage CPD session, we will take you through some of the hot topic labour relations issues employers are currently facing including:

  • Statutory Reforms Across Canada and Pending Changes
  • Card-Based Certification and Fraud: Is it any of the Employer’s Business?
  • Certification Practice in Ontario: Section 8.1 Issues and Appropriate Bargaining Units
  • Interim Orders – Federal and Provincial
  • Communications During Bargaining: Cross-Country Review
  • Disciplinary Case Review: May We Expect a Better Standard of Behaviour?
  • Remedial Case Review: Is There Less Tinkering?

Learning Objectives

By the end of this seminar, attendees will have a better understanding of:

  • The statutory framework
  • Rules of Professional Conduct, including those with respect to the lawyer’s role as advocate, dealing with witnesses, the duty of good faith and undertakings
  • Risks of interim orders and concerns of arbitral case management
  • Arbitration trends
  • Current case law.

Our presenters will invite questions and remain behind for any informal discussions you may wish to have.

CPD Logo This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by The Law Society of Upper Canada. Total CPD =  15 minutes of Professionalism,  and 1 hour and 15 minutes of Substantive CPD