Barrie and District: IN-PERSON Annual Business Meeting and Handling Tricky Terminations

Date and Time

Starts:05/03/2023 5:30 PM

Ends:05/03/2023 9:00 PM

Registration Closes:05/04/2023 11:59 PM

Event Type: Annual Business Meeting

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club 4730 Sideroad #25 Thornton, ON


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Additional Information

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

5:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 PM Dinner
6:40 PM ABM
7:00 PM Speaker Presentation
8:30 PM Wrap-Up

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During this event we will cover an over-view of our year in the Barrie & District Chapter at our Annual Business Meeting (ABM), followed by recognition of our newly designated members and our volunteers.

After the ABM, we will have our presentation Handling Tricky Terminations with Jonathan Borrelli .

Every HR practitioner will handle more than a few terminations. Once the employer has decided to terminate an employee, how do we expect the unexpected when Handling Tricky Terminations?

In this presentation, Jonathan will take you through a variety of scenarios, from the case law and from his own experience, to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to protect yourself and the company after the decision to terminate has been made.

The presentation will deal with termination with and without notice, benefit and bonus entitlement, human rights concerns, improper solicitation and communications, anonymous complaints, and more (including what to do if the employee refuses to leave the workplace).

Terminations may be tricky, but there are still fair ways to properly end the employment relationship.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the difference between a termination with notice, and a termination without notice; and the strategy in crafting the termination letter.
  • Identify legal and practical factors in an upcoming termination which can lead to legal liability, or financial / reputational exposure.
  • Discuss situations where it is appropriate to quickly reposition a tricky termination.

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

Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Tracey Gallacher at  

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Speaker bio(s)
Jonathan Borrelli, Lawyer

Jonathan is Partner and leader of the Employment and Labour Department at KMB Law. Jonathan's work is in two parts: giving day-to-day advice to HR leaders, and representing employers within all forms of employment litigation. He has helped both employers with complicated contracts, health and safety issues, accommodation, termination, investigations, restrictive covenants, policies, and human rights. He also advises on employment law aspects of corporate transactions. In the courtroom, Jonathan represents employers in wrongful dismissal matters, human rights applications, OHSA prosecutions, and other litigation. Jonathan provides strategic advice to employers, and is also called on to guide long term human resource planning. He takes a practical and proactive approach when dealing with any workplace issue, and helps employers create and institute policies and procedures to increase productivity and reduce conflict. Finally, Jonathan completes impartial workplace investigations related to harassment, violence, sexual harassment, theft, misconduct, and any other workplace matter. In his spare time, Jonathan can be found in the kitchen trying to find a use for all of the kitchen gadgets he's accumulated over the years.