2019 ushered in many important changes to the employment and labour landscape in Ontario and across Canada. Join us as we discuss how these changes impact employers, and proactive steps to minimize the negative effects. Topics include:
Bill 66 amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Changes to the federal Canada Labour Code.
Harassment in the Workplace
Can an employee launch a stand-alone lawsuit for harassment? What does this mean
“Forum shopping” and the potential for multiple claims at the same time.
Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
Cannabis legalization- where do we stand?
Trends in “addiction” case law.
Trends in Employment Agreements
New case law on the enforceability of termination provisions.
The perils of a fixed term agreement.
Our firm presents several conferences throughout the year. Please check back for future offerings.
You are also welcome to join us at our HReview Breakfast Seminars held four times a year. See “HReview Breakfast Seminar” for more information.
New and Emerging Issues in Human Rights
HALF-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Increasingly, employers are faced with human rights issues that extend well beyond disability accommodation. Family status, age, religious accommodation and gender related matters, are but a few of the most common and challenging types of human rights issues employers must address in the workplace. What is an employer to do??
This practical, half-day workshop provides participants with the knowledge and tools to confidently assess and respond to these challenging human rights issues. Using interactive learning and real life-scenarios, topics include:
Family Status Accommodation: When does an employer have an obligation to accommodate a child-care (or elder-care) request?
Age Discrimination: Can a workplace benefit plan limit eligibility based on age? How can an employer manage retirement with an aging workforce? Does “age” require accommodation?
Religious Observance: Are all religions and creeds created equally? How to manage a request for religious observance accommodation in the workplace.
Gender Identity and Expression: Understand an employer’s rights and obligations when an individual is in the transition process
December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm |
December 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm |
December 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where:Sherrard Kuzz LLP 250 Yonge Street, Suite 3300 Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
Cost:$525 + HST
As this is a small group workshop, space is extremely limited.
(for emergencies our 24 Hour Line is 416.420.0738)
We look forward to seeing you!
* Law Society of Ontario CPD Credits: This workshop may be applied toward general CPD credits.
* HRPAO CHRP designated members should inquire at www.hrpa.ca for certification eligibility guidelines regarding this workshop.