Chatham-Kent: IN-PERSON What To Do When The Union Comes Knocking

Date and Time

Starts:09/14/2023 8:30 AM

Ends:09/14/2023 11:00 AM

Registration Closes:09/07/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Links of Kent Golf Club 120 Indian Creek Rd W Chatham, Ontario


HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation Non-Members: $65 + tax


Additional Information

This is an IN-PERSON event. Registering online in advance is required. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance.

Event Sponsor

Speaker Beth Traynor of Siskinds’ Labour and Employment Group will cover the do's and don'ts employers need to be aware of when a union starts to express interest in organizing their workforce. Best practices during the organizing campaign, the certification application process, and the immediate post-vote period will all be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about typical practices used by unions to organize non-union workplaces.
  2. Understand how the union certification process works (construction and non-construction)
  3. Gain tips on how to avoid liability for unfair labour practices.


8:30 AM   Welcome and Networking

8:45 AM   Breakfast

9:30 AM   Speaker Presentation

11:00 AM   Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  September 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM…or sooner if it sells out!

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Speaker bio(s)
Elizabeth Traynor, Partner

Beth Traynor is a partner in Siskinds' Labour and Employment Group and has practiced exclusively management-side labour and employment law for her entire career. Beth provides day-to-day advice to both unionized and non-unionized employers on discharge and discipline, accommodation of disabilities, occupational health and safety, bullying, harassment and violence in the workplace, and all other issues arising between employers and their employees. Her clients are located across Southern Ontario and the Near North. For more than ten years, Beth has been providing investigation services to a number of clients. She also regularly conducts training sessions on a variety of subjects, including the conduct of investigations, respectful communication in the workplace, and the identification and avoidance of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Beth is frequently asked to speak on labour and employment topics and has presented continuing education programs for the Law Society of Upper Canada, community colleges, and numerous client events. She is also an active contributor to the L&E Group’s blog.