On-Demand Webcast: Key differences between the Ontario ESA and Canada Labour Code

Date and Time

Starts:06/19/2019 8:00 AM

Ends:01/12/2021 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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The 1867 British North America Act created what is known as a “division of powers”, delineating what powers fall within the jurisdiction of Canada’s federal government, and what powers fall within the jurisdiction of the provinces.  The jurisdiction for employment standards legislation may be similarly divided, with some co-workers potentially be subject to a different set of laws.  This webinar will cover the difference between the federal employment standards legislation (the Canada Labour Code) and Ontario’s provincial legislation (the Employment Standards Act, 2000)

Learning Objectives:

  1. What are the different jurisdictions and governing statutes?
  2. How to identify which set of laws applies to your workforce
  3. Workplaces where both sets of laws govern
  4. Occupational health and safety legislation
  5. Key differences between the ESA and CLC

    1. Termination / Severance
    2. Statutory Holidays / Vacation
    3. Wages and other considerations
    4. Remedies available to employees

Who Should Attend:

Who is the target audience for this program? HR Professionals in a dynamic workplace 

Speaker bio(s)
Marc Kitay

Employment & Labour lawyer Marc Kitay is always looking for the next big challenge. Having traversed the mountains of New Zealand, deserts of Israel and the jungles of Peru, Marc is familiar with the “drive” it takes to get the job done right, a quality that he brings to the table when representing his clients.

Marc joined Whitten & Lublin in 2015 and regularly represents employees on all types of workplace disputes, including dismissal claims and human rights claims, with an emphasis on litigation. A firm believer that work is tantamount to a person’s sense of self-worth and integrity, Marc is particularly adept at handling claims of religious accommodation and disability in the workplace.

Marc also advises employers on best practices to ensure compliance with employment standards and human rights legislation, and prepares employment contracts designed to survive judicial scrutiny.

Before joining Whitten & Lublin, Marc built and ran his own successful law practice, working with clientele who valued his hard work, empathy and personal touch. Marc enjoys public speaking and frequently conducts seminars, webinars and lectures on critical issues and employment law including employment standards, human rights, employment contracts and risk mitigation strategies.

Marc earned his juris doctor at the University of Western Ontario, where he served as President of the Labour and Employment Law Society, volunteered as a caseworker at the school’s Community Legal Services clinic, and worked as a research assistant for a law professor.