Thousand Islands: *IN PERSON* Employee Management - Best Practices for Managing Attendance and Criminal Charges or Convictions

Date and Time

Starts:09/20/2023 5:30 PM

Ends:09/20/2023 8:30 PM

Registration Closes:09/13/2023 3:30 PM

Event Type: Professional Development

2 Hour(s)

St. Lawrence College 100 Portsmouth Ave. Kingston, ON


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Additional Information

Online registration is required. Registration fees will not be refunded if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

Event Sponsor

This is the first scheduled event after the summer break. The committee is excited to offer this informative session and to see our members and students. We have secured parking at the college for the first 25 vehicles at no cost to our members. Please register today.

Employee management is an important topic for HR professionals and the businesses they serve. There are numerous benefits from well-managed employees, including increased productivity and retention rates and a corresponding reduction in administrative issues for HR professionals.

We have created this program to outline key considerations and procedures to follow when dealing with two specific areas of employee management, namely attendance and criminal charges/convictions.

  1. Managing Employee Attendance Post-pandemic, the traditional workplace has changed drastically, and attendance management has had to adjust as a result. Key considerations include managing employee attendance in different work locations (i.e. the workplace, at the employee's home, or elsewhere) and when transitioning employees back to the office. We will also discuss culpable versus non-culpable absences and procedures for addressing attendance issues.
  2. Managing employees facing criminal charges/conviction Criminal charges or convictions may negatively impact the individual employee, their fellow employees, and the workplace culture. This section will include discussion of how to address circumstances in which employees are facing charges or conviction, when you may have grounds for dismissal, and what human rights considerations may be involved.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement best practices for addressing employee charges/convictions.
  • Develop an approach for managing attendance concerns and discipline.
  • Understand human rights considerations relating to employee management.

5:30 PM   Registration and Networking
6:00 PM   Dinner (includes 1 (one) beverage of choice)
6:30 PM   Speaker Presentation

8:30 PM   Event Concludes

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.

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Speaker bio(s)
Keagan Davis-Burns

Keagan is an Associate Lawyer in Cunningham Swan's Labour and Employment Law group. Keagan obtained her undergraduate degree in Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario prior to attaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. While at law school, Keagan worked at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic representing members of low-income communities in tenancy disputes. Keagan practiced in both Ottawa and Toronto before returning to her hometown of Kingston, where she now practices exclusively in labour and employment law. She sits on the Board of Directors of Dress for Success - Kingston, which seeks to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a support network, professional attire, and development programs to help women thrive in work and in life. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Bar Association and is the social committee chair for the Frontenac Law Association.

Liam McMunagie

Liam McMunagle is an Associate Lawyer in Cunningham Swan's Labour and Employment Law group. He received his H.B.A. from the University of Toronto with High Distinction, specializing in the study of philosophy. He then attained his J.D. from Queen's University, where he worked for the Business Law Clinic and received the Course Prize in Negotiations. Prior to joining Cunningham Swan, Liam summered and articled with a major international law firm at their Ottawa office. Now as an Associate Lawyer, Liam assists employers across Southeastern Ontario with all matters relating to labour and employment law. Beyond the law, Liam is a Board member on the Eastern Workforce Innovation Board.