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Employee Leave Issues in Ontario

Are you tangled in a web of confusing leave laws and dealing with issues of absenteeism? The laws and regulations on employee leave and managing absenteeism in the workplace are complex and confusing. This manual will provide you with a map to navigate the maze of provincial and federal leave rules. Take away a step-by-step approach for effectively dealing with a multitude of leave issues. Benefits for You - Gain a clearer understanding of obligatory and discretionary leave - Learn the employer's duties in workplace accommodation - Discover how to draft effective attendance and leave policies - Learn how to handle union and nonunion employee leaves
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An Overview of Common Leaves of Absence and an Employer's Rights and Obligations
— Casey M. Dockendorff
  • Maternity/Parental Leave
  • Emergency Leave
  • Medical/Stress Leave
New Leaves of Absence Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000
— Casey M. Dockendorff
  • Who Is Eligible for the New Leaves?
  • What Circumstances Do the New Leaves of Absence Cover?
  • Can Employees Use Multiple Leaves for the Same Circumstance?
  • Do the Leaves Have to Be Taken in One Block of Time or Can They Be Used in Multiple Blocks?
  • Practical Considerations and the Potential Impact on Employers?
Interaction Between ESA Job-Protected Leave and Employment Policies
— Lance Ceaser
  • Reporting Absence and ESA Notification Requirements
  • ESA Leaves and Attendance Management
  • Maintenance of Benefits During ESA Leaves
Reinstatement to the Position the Employee Most Recently Held
  • Reorganization of Duties
  • Redundancy
Accessing Medical Information and Related Privacy Issues
— Christopher McClelland
  • What Can You Ask for? What Should You Ask for? When Should You Ask for It?
  • The Use of Third-Party Service Providers - Claims Administrators and Private Investigators
  • Where Did That File Go? Dealing With Privacy Breaches
Networking Round Table Discussion - Common Situations Faced by Employers
— Casey M. Dockendorff
  • An Employee Is on Maternity Leave- Can You Terminate Her?
  • An Employee Brought in a Note That Says on Stress Leave - What Can You Do as an Employer?
  • An Employee Is Chronically Absent, How Do You Manage the Absences Effectively?
Union vs. Nonunion Employees
— Brian P. MacDonald
Drafting and Managing Attendance Policies
— Lisa M. Kwasek
  • Innocent vs. Culpable Absenteeism
  • Implementing Attendance Management Policies in a Unionized Environment
  • Accommodating Disabilities While Managing Attendance
  • Discipline and Supporting Attendance
  • Termination for Excessive Absenteeism
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Casey M. Dockendorff – Moderator

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

  • Associate with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
  • Provides legal advice to clients with respect to employment and labour matters, including employment litigation, wrongful dismissal, human rights, labour relations, employment standards, workplace safety and insurance, and occupational health and safety law
  • Provides legal advice and representation on behalf of the City with respect to employment and labour matters, including termination opinions, wrongful dismissal, human rights, labour relations (including arbitrations and negotiations), employment standards, workplace safety and insurance
  • Called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario
  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association and the London Middlesex Law Association
  • LL.B. degree, University of New Brunswick; B.A. degree, with distinction, St. Thomas University
Lance Ceaser

Lance Ceaser

Ceaser Work Counsel

  • Founder of Ceaser Work Counsel
  • Almost 7 years in private practice with a boutique management labour and employment law firm, before working as in-house counsel for employment law throughout the Americas for a large, multinational company
  • Successfully represented clients in virtually all types of labour and employment law matters, including wrongful dismissals, ESA claims, union certifications, labour arbitrations, human rights hearings, occupational health and safety proceedings, and workers’ compensation claims, before the courts and a variety of administrative tribunals
  • Gold medallist in graduating class, Western University Law School; recipient of numerous law school awards in labour, corporate and income tax law
Lisa M. Kwasek

Lisa M. Kwasek

Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

  • Associate with Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
  • Practices all aspects of labour and employment law, with a particular focus on litigation and human rights
  • LL.B. and B.Mus. degrees, Western University
  • Can be contacted at 519-931-5610 or [email protected]
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Brian P. MacDonald

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

  • Associate with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
  • Focuses in a variety of labour and employment matters, including matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Workplace Safety and the Insurance Appeals Tribunal; arbitrations under collective agreements; civil actions, including wrongful dismissals and enforcement of nonsolicitation clauses, pay equity matters, and occupational health and safety matters
  • Regularly advises employers in both unionized and nonunionized settings with respect to ongoing issues with employees, including progressive discipline, absenteeism, disability management, policy enforcement and terminations
  • Drafts and negotiates employment contracts, collective agreement provisions, policies and practices, and rules and regulations
  • Member of the law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, and the London Middlesex Law Association
  • LL.B. degree, Dalhousie University; B.A. degree, with honours, University of Western Ontario
Christopher McClelland

Christopher McClelland

Blaney McMurtry LLP

  • Partner at Blaney McMurtry LLP and a member of the Employment and Labour Group and the Privacy Group
  • Practice includes labour, employment, human rights and privacy law, with an emphasis on issues relating to privacy in the workplace
  • Has been involved in matters before all courts in Ontario, as well as before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canadian Industrial Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • Executive member of the Law OBO's Privacy Law Section Executive
  • Regularly publishes articles on privacy issues; most recent article entitled "A Higher Price Tag on Privacy? An Ontario Court Certified a Class Action for Breach of Privacy" was published in the July 30, 2014 edition of Labour Notes (Number 1503) and the July 2014 edition of Ultimate HR Manual (Number 110)
  • LL.B. degree, University of Victoria; B.A. degree in philosophy and B. Comm. degree in international business, University of Calgary
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Product ID: 394285
Published 2014
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