Starts:10/15/2020 9:00 AM
Ends:10/15/2020 12:00 PM
Event Type: Webcast
MEMBERS FREE I NON MEMBERS $30
Quinte and District: 10.15.20 *Virtual* 22nd Annual HR Employment and Labour Law Conference One of the biggest challenges for HR professionals is keeping up-to-date with trends in employment legislation. Now is your chance to get ahead of the curve - join the Quinte & District HRPA Chapter and Hicks Morley to receive valuable information and guidance. This half-day webinar is presented by Hicks Morley, Canada's leading law firm which devotes its practice exclusively to representing employers on human resources law and advocacy issues. Let them guide you in learning in order to develop strategies to protect employers and staff from legal pitfalls.Topics include: Recent Employment Law and Labour Law Case. The top recent employment law and labour law cases will be discussed and important workplace principles arising from those cases will be reviewed.COVID-19 Update – Lessons Learned & Employment Implications. An overview session that covers the key labour and employment law issues that have arisen in the workplace as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including workplace layoffs, restructuring and overall change management.Employment Contracts. A quick review of the key parts of an effective and reliable employment contract, including best practices based on the current law related to enforceable termination clauses.Learning Objectives:Gain an understanding of recent employment law cases and important workplace principles.Learn about key labour and employment law as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Learn about current law related to enforceable termination clauses in employment contracts.Agenda:9:00 - 9:05 a.m. Welcome9:05- 10:15 a.m. Recent Employment Law and Labour Law Case Update10:15- 10:30 a.m.- Break10:30- 11:20 a.m.- COVID-19 Update – Lessons Learned and Employment Implications11:20 - 11:40 a.m. Employment Contracts11:40 - 12:00 p.m. Questions and Answers12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Melissa Bastarache is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office. She practices in all areas of labour and employment law, where she provides advice and representation to employers on issues such as termination and wrongful dismissals, occupational safety, worker’s compensation, accommodation and human rights. Melissa also assists employers with drafting and reviewing employment contracts, workplace policies, and confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements.
Sophia Duguay, Lawyer
Sophia Duguay is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Kingston office. Sophia provides the full range of labour relations and employment law advice to both public and private sector employers, regularly conducting negotiations and representing employers at interest arbitrations.
Sophia brings a practical and solution-focused approach to her advice and representation. She regularly provides proactive and strategic advice to assist employers in managing their human resources and workplace issues. Sophia has assisted numerous municipalities and other employers in addressing restructuring issues and/or sale of business transactions involving the transfer of union and non-union employees. Sophia’s practice also focuses on human rights advice and advocacy, and includes rights arbitration and wrongful dismissal litigation.
Sophia is fluently bilingual and can provide legal services in both English and French.
Jason Mercier is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office.
Jason provides advice and representation to employers and management in both
the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human
rights issues, including grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes,
termination and wrongful dismissals, occupational health and safety, worker’s safety
and insurance, human rights and accommodation and employment standards.
Jason obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining Hicks Morley, Jason was
an associate at a leading international law firm, where he regularly appeared before various courts and
Jason is fluent in both French and English and he maintains a fully bilingual practice.
Vince Panetta is an experienced labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Kingston office. He advises a range of employers in the public and private sector on all matters of employment law, labour relations, privacy and human rights.
Vince appears before a variety of adjudicators and tribunals including grievance arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. In addition, Vince often advises and acts for clients engaged in collective bargaining.
Vince is the lead partner in the Kingston office and member of several practice groups within the firm.
Colin Youngman, Lawyer
Colin Youngman is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Kingston office. He advises and represents both unionized and non-unionized employers throughout Eastern Ontario. He is regularly engaged in wrongful dismissal litigation, occupational health and safety matters, labour arbitration cases, Ontario Labour Relations Board proceedings and human rights proceedings. Colin also advises clients with respect to information and privacy matters including data breach response.
Colin emphasizes proactive and creative solutions to workplace issues and disputes.
Prior to entering law school, Colin worked as a Social Worker at the Frontenac Children’s Aid Society in Kingston. Colin is an active member of the Pittsburgh Community Benefit Fund Board of Directors and is also a member of the Pladec Day Care Centre Board.