Advantage CPD: Legal Update on Emerging Issues in Universities

Event Details

November 22, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET

Zoom or in person at:

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

Please note registration for this event is now closed.

Fee: Complimentary


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 Advantage CPD webinar, we will discuss the following topics:

  • electronic monitoring policies
  • Auditor General and privilege
  • the governance implications of the Hockey Canada saga
  • religious exemptions
  • equitable hiring
  • Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) compliance for employment agreements
  • the constitutional challenge of Bill 124 and collective bargaining mandates post-Bill 124
  • the implications of Bill 26 for student sexual assault cases

Audience and Learning Objectives

This webinar is intended for in-house counsel at universities. At the end of this session, participants will:

  • appreciate the nuances and privacy impacts of electronic monitoring policies
  • understand governance pitfalls, implications and best practices
  • have a deeper understanding of what they need to know to effectively litigate religious exemption cases
  • have the tools to develop, implement and enforce equitable hiring practices
  • understand how to mitigate risks related to ESA-related termination provisions in employment agreements
  • familiarize themselves with the latest judicial approaches to the interpretation of termination provisions in employment agreements
  • identify and consider issues that universities will be facing in collective bargaining negotiations post-Bill 124

This webinar will include an interactive Q&A feature. A panel discussion will be built into the last 10 minutes of the session to address audience questions that were submitted.

Hicks Morley will endeavour to accommodate guests with a disability in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.



This program has been approved for 1 hour(s) and 30 minutes of Continuing Professional Development by the Human Resources Professional Association.
For members of the Law Society of Ontario, this program contains 1 hour(s) and 30 minutes of Substantive content.


Practice Areas: Employment Law, Labour RelationsIndustries: Universities