On-Demand Webcast: "Key Employees": Understanding fiduciary obligations

Date and Time

Starts:03/07/2019 8:00 AM

Ends:01/12/2021 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webcast

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Fiduciary employees are privy to highly sensitive, and often highly valuable information owned by their employer.  Due to this position of trust, the law requires fiduciary employees to place their employers' interest above their own.  The parameters of a fiduciary's obligations can become blurred when a fiduciary is dismissed, or leaves to open a competing business.  This program will teach you what it means to be a fiduciary, how to determine which employees are fiduciaries, specific considerations when a fiduciary is leaving your company, and best practices for dealing with incoming and departing fiduciaries.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to determine which employees are in a fiduciary relationship to the company
  • Requirements of fiduciaries
  • Duties of departing fiduciaries
  • How to prevent fiduciaries from disclosing sensitive information
  • What information can fiduciaries keep
  • Best practices when onboarding and exiting fiduciaries from the company

Who Should Attend:

HR professionals at larger organizations, and HR professionals at organizations with sensitive/highly confidential internal data.

Speaker bio(s)
Simone Ostrowski, Associate Lawyer, Whitten & Lublin

Simone Ostrowski is a workplace lawyer who knows how to excel at her work. As a workplace lawyer and litigator at Whitten & Lublin, Simone assists employees and employers in all aspects of workplace law, including:

​- Wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, harassment complaints, human rights and discrimination claims, labour union disputes, occupational health and safety laws, privacy matters and social media issues.

- Simone also regularly advises employers regarding severance packages, employment contracts, workplace policies, workplace training, workplace investigations and disability management.​

Simone has argued cases at all levels of the courts in Ontario including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and various matters in front of labour arbitrators.​​