Events

Upcoming Events

HRPA 2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Date: January 30, 2019

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Room 717A

What Do You Need to Know? Ask a Leading Employment Lawyer and a Senior HR Practitioner Your Burning Questions

HR professionals are increasingly called upon to deal with issues relating to employment standards, human rights, privacy laws, occupational health & safety and contracts. Get perspective from both a practising employment lawyer and a practising HR professional who will address your employment law concerns using real-life examples, best practices, and case law. Find out how to mitigate your employer’s risk, develop legally enforceable policies, maintain compliance with the requirements of employment legislation and avoid some of the most common mistakes that can cost both your organization and your reputation.

Presented with Dan McGarry.

Learn about:

  • Recent changes to employment standards and best practices to create an enforceable employment contract
  • Harassment and investigations in the #metoo era
  • Marijuana in the workplace
  • Statute versus common law requirements surrounding termination
  • Addressing lengthy absences, implementing a defensible accommodation program and responding to accommodation requests
  • Limiting an employee’s expectation of privacy when using corporate equipment

Visit https://hrpaconference.ca/ to learn more about the full conference.

Previous Events

Legal Rights Information Series for HR Leaders: Investigations in the Workplace

Date: November 8, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: The Talent Company - Mississauga Office, 6860 Century Ave, Suite 203

With changing legislation and increased scrutiny, when an issue arises conducting an immediate and effective investigation is the right response.

Presented by Rudner Law and The Talent Company, this interactive session will provide insight into employment law changes, recent cases and practical tips and practices for conducting an investigation.

Designed to walk you through the stages of a workplace investigation, we will discuss an employer’s duty to investigate, how to gather facts and determine the merit of the complaint, taking proper remedial action, avoiding liability and preventing future claims.

There will also be opportunities for questions and discussion with a panel, so please come with your questions. The panel will be comprised of Stuart Rudner (Managing Partner, Rudner Law), Deta Constantine (Head of HR, Real Matters) and Elissa Gould (HR Consultant/Investigator, The Talent Company).

For questions and/or to register, please contact Janis@RudnerLaw.ca or Samara.Doobay@TheTalent.Co

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Hacking HR Toronto Chapter

Date: October 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Meetup 3: How the legal landscape is shaping the future of work for employers and employees.

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HRPA Barrie: 15th Annual Conference

Date: October 24, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, ON

A full day conference designed to provide Human Resources Professionals with the Information and Knowledge to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Workplace.  Learn about legislation updates and best practice recommendations.  This event includes inspirational and motivational keynotes, and legal update sessions designed as interactive learning experiences.   Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and network with industry professionals!

Stuart is presenting on the effects of cannabis in the workplace.

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2018 Workforce Game Changers

Date: October 19, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Edward Village Markham, (former Delta Markham), 50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, ON, L3R 0A3

This half day conference is designed to meet the needs of employers who want to learn more about the shifting workforce dynamics and how to get ready. With an unpredictable economy employers need to develop more flexible and long-term vision hiring and retention policies.

Brittany Taylor will be presenting on Cannabis in The Workplace: What Employers Need To Know.

On October 17, 2018, Bill C-45, Cannabis Act will
become law. This will legalize the use and sales of
recreational cannabis. Employers must take every
precaution reasonable to protect their workers
and provide a safe working environment.
This session will focus on:
  • Legal framework of the legislation
  • Duty to Accommodate
  • Accommodation Process – what steps should be followed
  • Accommodation and Medical Marijuana – what risks are anticipated
  • The role of supervisors in recognizing and reporting impairment

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The Osgoode Certificate in Advanced Human Resources Law For Senior HR Executives

Start date: October 17, 2018

End date: October 25, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Stuart is the co-Director of this course, and will be teaching alongside his Associates.

Using an in-depth case study method under the guidance of leading legal and HR experts, you will delve deeply into the most challenging issues in workplace law—and be better positioned to implement or reinforce best HR strategies and practices reflecting the latest law.

  • Understanding in depth the rationale for provisions relating to termination, bonuses, commissions, stock options, continuance of benefits, non-solicitation and non-competition clauses (failure to understand which can lead to costly litigation)
  • Strategic approaches to the framing and drafting of workplace policies and procedures and employment contracts
  • Effectively planning and managing performance and performance improvement plans
  • What the law requires, and what represents proactive best practices, in strategies for accommodation
  • Overcoming the challenges posed by workplace harassment and mental health issues in the workplace
  • Termination: managing and limiting the risks
  • Understanding the formal mediation and litigation processes which come into play if informal resolution does not succeed

A key element of this program is the in-depth case-study method which will run continuously throughout the successive modules, enhanced by ‘fireside chats’ and input from distinguished HR VPs and senior directors.

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Ultimate Software HR Workshop

Date: October 16, 2018

Time: 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

Your skills as an HR leader have never been in greater demand. The quality and quantity of business information you need at your fingertips, along with the creativity that’s expected of you on a daily basis by senior leadership and your employees, require a wealth of knowledge about your company, your industry, and your competition. Are you keeping pace with everyone’s expectations, or are you bogged down by mundane and tactical responsibilities? Learn how to stay above the curve–and win accolades from your senior leaders–during this complimentary HR Workshop at the Toronto Reference Library on Yonge Street in Toronto. You’ll discover the tested and highly successful solutions that companies like yours have implemented to improve their organizations, and you’ll leave with the tools and strategies you need to win buy-in and set them in motion.

Brittany Taylor is presenting on employer obligations to support transgender / transitioning employees.

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GTA Accountants Network Event

Date: September 25, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:20 PM

Location: Donalda Club, 12 Bushbury Dr, North York, ON M3A 2Z7

Stuart and Hilda Gan of People Bright Consulting will be conducting a panel discussion on marijuana in the workplace.

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HRPA Eastern Conference: Employment Law 101

Date: September 20, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, 1550 Princess St., Kingston, ON

At the Magic of HR Conference, Stuart’s program will provide an overview of key employment laws, explain the legal obligations of employers towards employees, and will provide employers with some best practices to ensure they use employment contracts and policies in a strategic manner.

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Next Steps Employment Centre: Avoid Legal Battles

Date: September 13, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Next Steps Employment Centre - Vaughan

Next Steps Employment Centre Vaughan cordially invites you to an exciting interactive information session to provide effective tools to manage and minimize employment risk.

The following topics will be covered: workplace harassment, dismissal and layoffs, company policies and procedures, monitoring employee behaviour, manager’s duties and liabilities, compensation and benefits.

This is a free workshop but seating is limited.

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The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer 2018

Date: June 21, 2018

Time: 1:30 - 5:00 PM

Location: Donald Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

Employment law is a fast-changing area. This past year, not only has the provincial government significantly overhauled workplace legislation, but the courts have issued a number of important rulings. When you know about the latest developments in the legislation and jurisprudence, the quality of advice you deliver to your employer and employee clients is much stronger. The presenters are experienced counsel and adjudicators, and the Six-Minute format ensures you get up to date on a wide range of topics in a short period. Add in the top-notch written materials you’ll receive, and it’s easy to see that this program is well worth your time.

  • Can you get damages in tort for harassment claims?
  • Can the employer be liable for a worker’s discrimination against a co-worker?
  • When are WSIA benefits set off against wrongful dismissal awards?
  • What contingency fee options are available?
  • What do the latest cases say about notice awards?
  • Can employees be found liable for negligence at work?​

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