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People Corporation Webinar

Date: April 1, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom

Keeping You Informed: COVID-19 Employment Law and Employee Benefits Update

This webinar will take place using Zoom. Please email to RSVP and you will receive a confirmation email with the details.


Maxident Software: COVID-19

Date: March 30, 2020

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM CDT (2:00 - 3:00 PM EST)

Location: Webinar

What do you need to know as an employer in this ever-changing situation?

Covid19-HR Strategies with Deborah Nixon

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Location: Webinar

HR leaders will come together to talk strategy, tactics and ideas as we all deal with this crisis.

Navigating COVID-19 in Canada: HR webinar

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Webinar

With cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the rise, governments encouraging social distancing, and, in some cases, invoking a state of emergency, we know HR teams and employers are rapidly trying to keep up with the latest recommendations, keep their employees safe, and continue running their businesses. And, everyone is struggling to understand their rights and obligations in this unprecedented set of circumstances.

Get your HR questions on COVID-19 answered

The Osgoode Certificate in Human Resources Law for HR Professionals

Start date: March 26, 2020

End date: May 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Webcast

Date & Time
March 26 & 30, April 16 & 20, and May 4, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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 eleventh offering of the acclaimed Certificate program.

Key takeaways from this certificate:

  • Do’s and Don’t’s when drafting employment agreements
  • 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
  • Checking references: what you can and cannot do
  • What is included in an effective release
  • The workplace in the social media age: confronting the challenges and risks

The coronavirus outbreak is having a significant impact on employers of all sizes across Canada.

Employers have been asking a lot of questions about reducing payroll costs – through things like layoffs, reduced work weeks and even cutting pay temporarily.

Veterinary Education Today: Business Bootcamp

Date: February 28, 2020

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: 287 Queen St S, Mississauga, ON L5M 1L9

This one-day workshop will provide you with expert learning tools to put your practice on track to run smoothly and profitably.

Private Event: RBC

Date: February 27, 2020

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Location: Richmond Hill, ON

Employment Law 101 Presentation

Accommodation laws exist to ensure all employees have fair and equal access to work.

An employer’s responsibility is to provide a workplace that is free from discrimination. In some cases, that may require accommodation for an employee’s specific needs, such as

  • Physical, mental or neurological disability
  • Childcare obligations
  • Addiction
  • Gender identity

Log on to our live webinar on February 26, 2020, at 2:00 pm EST as we discuss the requirements for workplace accommodation in Canada. Learn when the duty to accommodate is triggered, how to respond to a request for accommodation, and how to determine “undue hardship.”
A Canadian HR Law Essential for all employers.

Can I fire him?

It’s one of the most common questions employers ask, and one of the most difficult for employment lawyers to answer – because it always “depends.”

There are so many nuances to take into account when it comes to disciplining and terminating employees. With that in mind, Talent Canada and Turf & Rec magazines are proud to co-present an employment law webinar designed to educate professionals on the law of discipline and dismissal.

Featuring Stuart Rudner, founder of Rudner Law – an award-winning boutique employment law firm in Markham, Ont. – it will cover a wide range of issues including:

  • The law of dismissal
  • How to calculate the amount of severance
  • Best practice in dismissals
  • Handling misconduct
  • Just cause for dismissal
  • And more.

Rudner is also the author of You’re Fired: Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada, and he makes regular appearances in national media – including CTV News, CBC News, CP24 and The Globe & Mail.

The conversation will be moderated by Mike Jiggens, the editor of Turf & Rec magazine.

“This is a great opportunity to hear from one of Canada’s leading employment lawyers,” said Todd Humber, group publisher at Annex Business Media that looks after Talent Canada and Turf & Rec. “There is so much confusion, and a lot of room for error, when it comes to what you can and can’t do in discipline and terminations.”

The webinar runs on Feb. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. ET, and features an opportunity to ask questions directly to Rudner.

Register today at The cost to attend is $69.