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The Osgoode Certificate in Human Resources Law for HR Professionals

April 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT

Events by Rudner Law

Stuart designed this course about 15 years ago and is a founding co-Director. 

Do you have a solid understanding of the still-evolving laws governing the employment relationship and its risks for employers? Can you appropriately conduct workplace investigations and implement practical, timely solutions? Benefit from our distinguished faculty’s expertise and insights in these and other key areas, at this thirteenth edition of the acclaimed Certificate program now offered in an online only interactive format.

Key takeaways from this certificate:

  • Do’s and don’t’s when drafting employment agreements
  • Checking references: what you can and cannot do
  • Determining who is covered by the Employment Standards Act and navigating key issues, including:
    • overtime pay
    • minimum wage
    • leaves of absence
    • pregnancy leave
    • personal emergency leave
    • employees’ obligations when on leave
    • termination of employment, and
    • severance pay
  • Resolving Human Rights Code claims
  • Addressing equity, diversity and inclusion obligations, with tips and tools for reducing discrimination complaints
  • Occupational health and safety: the key provisions
  • Practical strategies regarding the duty to accommodate
  • Practical considerations when assessing the legitimacy of a refusal of unsafe work
  • A comprehensive guide to conducting workplace investigations:
    • pre-investigative steps
    • the investigative process
    • best practices for the interview process
    • making a finding and preparing your report, and
    • remedies to consider
  • Terminating the employment relationship and minimizing your legal exposure
  • What is included in an effective release
  • The workplace in the social media age: confronting the challenges and risks
Date & Time
April 6, 12, 16, 19 & 26, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Online – Live, interactive
Fee per Delegate
$4,295 plus HST

Public Sector Rate: $3,795 plus HST

Newly Licensed (2018-Present): $2,147.50