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Employment Law Update

Get the training you need to avoid compliance confusion and expensive mistakes. Today – more than ever – the ability to navigate through the maze of federal and provincial employment laws is essential. At the same time, the changing economic landscape and the increasingly diverse workforce requires that employers adapt quickly through hiring, managing and restructuring the workforce. Prevent the financially crippling employment law mistakes that plague employers in hard financial times. Purchase these reference materials and get the employment law information your company has been looking for. With a slew of responsibilities already on your plate, how can you keep up with all the new developments? With these reference materials you will learn how to create compliant practices and bulletproof policies. Order today and discover the latest techniques to keep your company out of trouble. Benefits for You •Rise to the challenge of handling today’s most pressing workplace issues, including Ontario’s workplace violence and workplace harassment laws •Get up to speed on current human rights issues •Understand the differences between employees, dependent contractors and independent contractors •Prevent claims from the beginning – learn the right way to hire •Do your part to save the company money by learning how to terminate without causing claims
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Hiring and Firing Employees
— Paul Boshyk
  • Drafting Effective Employment Agreements
  • Use of Progressive Discipline
  • Effective Termination Options
  • Special Considerations for the Disabled Employee
Employee Misconduct
— Lorenzo Lisi
  • New Causes of Action
  • Investigation and Discipline
  • Post-Termination: Dealing With the Aftermath
Contracts of Employment Update
— Lior Samfiru
  • Enforceability of Termination Clauses
  • Ensuring Enforceability of Contract When the Employee's Position Changes
  • Ensuring Compliance With Statutes
  • Introducing Contracts to Existing Employees
Differences Between Employees, Dependent Contractors and Independent Contractors
— Donna J. Gallant
  • Legal Characteristics of Employees, Dependant Contractors and Independent Contractors
  • Why Is It Important for Employers to Know the Difference?
  • Can a Written Contract or Incorporation Impact Status?
Human Rights in the Workplace
— Alix P. Herber
  • Mental Health – The Challenges and Obligation to Accommodate
  • Addiction/Substance Abuse – Discipline and Policies
  • Recent Case Law
Ontario's Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment Law – Bill 168 Case Law Update
— Andy Pushalik
  • A Primer on Ontario's Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment Law – Policies, Programs and Risk Assessments
  • How Is the Law Being Interpreted and Applied? A Look at Recent Case Law
  • Lessons for Employers
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Frustration and Employee Absenteeism
— Lai-King Hum
  • Issues Arising From Employee Absenteeism
  • Managing Employee Absenteeism
  • The Duty to Accommodate and Undue Hardship
  • Frustration of Contract
  • Tips and Traps for Employers
Constructive Dismissal Update
— David Vaughan
  • Recent Case Law and Implications to Employer
  • The Duty to Mitigate in Constructive Dismissal Cases
  • Changing Terms of Employment Legally
  • Avoiding Constructive Dismissal Claims
Workplace Investigations
— Barbra H. Miller
  • When an Investigation Should Be Conducted
  • Choice of Investigator
  • Mandate of Investigator
  • Process to Be Followed
  • Result of Investigation and Report
  • Remedies
What Is Social Media?
— Lorenzo Lisi
  • Definition
  • Statistics
  • How the Workplace Has Changed
Managing Social Media in the Workplace
— Lorenzo Lisi
  • Internet, Twitter®, Email and Blogs: Policies and Enforcement
  • Social Network Recruiting
Case Law Update
— Lorenzo Lisi
Tips and Best Practices
— Lorenzo Lisi
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Donna J. Gallant

Donna J. Gallant – Moderator

Gallant Employment Law

  • Lawyer with Gallant Employment Law
  • Extensive experience advising employers in all areas of workplace law including privacy, human rights, employment standards, hiring and termination, corporate reorganizations, contract and policy documentation and the protection of trade secrets and other proprietary interests, and representing employers in wrongful dismissal litigation, arbitrations and proceedings before human rights tribunals
  • Contributor to various publications and seminars on employment law issues
  • LL.B. degree, Dalhousie University; B.S.W. degree, University of Western Ontario
  • Can be contacted at 905-274-7380 or [email protected]
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Barbra H. Miller – Moderator

Aird & Berlis LLP

  • Partner at Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Practices in commercial litigation (with an emphasis on labour and employment)
  • Labour and employment practice includes contract negotiation, employment agreements, human rights matters, wrongful dismissal claims, investigations, grievances, workplace safety and insurance matters, restructuring and cross border transactions
  • Appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada as well as various boards and tribunals
  • LL.B. degree, University of Alberta; B.Ed. degree, University of Alberta; member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of Alberta
  • Can be contacted at 416-865-7775 or [email protected]
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Paul Boshyk

McMillan LLP

  • Associate in McMillan LLP’s Employment and Labour Relations Group
  • Practice includes advising both domestic and international corporate clients in all areas of labour and employment law; including hiring and termination, wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards, employment contracts, employment policies, human rights issues, privacy questions, negotiation and collective bargaining
  • Member of the firm’s Professional Regulation Group and advises professional regulators and other self-governing bodies in connection with regulatory policy and compliance matters, statutory interpretation, and complaints and investigations
  • J.D. degree, University of Calgary; B.A.H. degree in political science, Queen’s University
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Alix P. Herber

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

  • Partner with Fasken Martineau LLP
  • Focuses on advising and representing employers in labour, employment and human rights matters
  • Frequent speaker at conferences relating to employment, labour relations and human rights
  • Written several publications relating to areas of expertise
  • LL.B. degree, University of Victoria; B.A. degree, with honours, and M.A. degree, University of Western Ontario
Lai-King Hum

Lai-King Hum

Hum Law Firm, A Professional Corporation

  • Founder of Hum Law Firm
  • Fluent in both English and French, and licensed to practice in both Ontario and Quebec
  • Practices labour and employment law, as well as professional regulation law
  • Assists corporate clients in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including pre-employment negotiations and drafting employment agreements; performance, discipline and absence management during the employment relationship, and the termination of that employment relationship, as well as employment law litigation and labour relations work, the development of HR policies
  • Also provides support on employment/labour aspects of transactional work
  • Leads the Professional Regulation Group, as part of her practice providing policy advice on professional regulation issues, particularly in relation to accreditation, licensing, policy development, and complaints, and acting as counsel on appeals and judicial review
  • B.A. degree, Liberal Arts College at Concordia University; Dip.Ed., B.C.L. and LL.B. degrees, McGill University
  • Can be contacted at 416-642-8892 or [email protected]
Lorenzo Lisi

Lorenzo Lisi

Aird & Berlis LLP

  • Partner in Aird & Berlis LLP Litgation Group and the Labour and Employment team
  • Practices exclusively in the area of labour and employment law for almost 25 years and has regularly appeared before the courts and administrative tribunals on behalf of employer clients, both provincially and federally
  • Areas of expertise include drafting of employment agreements, collective bargaining, wrongful and constructive dismissal defense litigation, human rights, injunctive court proceedings, judicial review, and grievance and labour board litigation
  • Represents management clients in actions for wrongful dismissal and regularly provides management advice on both federal and provincial labour and employment legislation, as well as employment-related issues arising from business transactions
  • LL.B. degree, Queen’s University; B.A. degree, with honors, University of Toronto
Andy Pushalik

Andy Pushalik

Dentons Canada LLP

  • Employment and labour lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP
  • Advises employers on a wide variety of issues, including employee hirings and terminations, human rights, privacy, occupational health and safety, employment standards and labour relations
  • Regularly acts for employers in all aspects of employment related litigation, including wrongful dismissal matters, and has appeared as counsel before a variety of administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ontario Labour Relations Board
  • Co-writer of Your Employment Standards Questions Answered – Federal and Provincial Guidance, 6th Edition and HR Manager’s Guide to Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements, 2nd Edition
  • LL.M. degree, University of Cambridge; LL.B. degree, University of Windsor; B.B.A. degree, Wilfrid Laurier University
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Lior Samfiru

Samfiru Tumarkin LLP

  • Experienced litigator and labour and employment lawyer with Samfiru Tumarkin LLP
  • Acts as an adviser to management on all workplace issues
  • Written and lectured extensively on a variety of HR issues
  • Regularly involved in training HR practitioners with regard to compliance with employment legislation and effective management of the workforce
  • Regular columnist for various widespread publications
  • Radio host of the Employment Hour, heard weekly on AM640
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David Vaughan

Samfiru Tumarkin LLP

  • Associate with Samfiru Tumarkin LLP’s Labour and Employment Practice Group
  • Represents and advises employers and employees in both the unionized and nonunionized settings
  • Provides advice with respect to all areas of labour and employment law and related workplace matters, including wrongful and constructive dismissals
  • Assists clients in avoiding and resolving disputes without the need for protracted and costly litigation
  • J.D. degree, University of Western Ontario; M.A. degree in political science and B.A. degree in political science, honours, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Can be contacted at 416-216-5902 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 390983
Published 2013
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