Grand Valley: * SOLD OUT * IN-PERSON How the Law and Employee Retention Intersect in a Post-Pandemic World

Date and Time

Starts:02/22/2024 8:00 AM

Ends:02/22/2024 10:00 AM

Registration Closes:02/15/2024 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre 700 Hespeler Road Cambridge, Ontario


HRPA Members: Free
Non-Members: $45 + tax

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Additional Information

This event has reached capacity. When you register online you will be placed onto a WAITLIST. If space opens up closer to the event you will be notified. This is an IN-PERSON event. Registering online in advance is required. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

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

Event Sponsor

Top talent is hard to get, and can be harder to keep. This session will explore two perspectives of the current talent landscape. Two experts will explore the changing dynamic of talent acquisition and retention, and how the law intersects the complex game of talent acquisition and retention. Attendees will hear the panelists cover topics such as last minute negotiations, trends in employee expectations, retaining top talent while considering a slowdown or reduction of other employee groups, and the implications on employment contracts, and employer risk.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Updating knowledge of the legal landscape as it relates to recruitment, negotiations and retention.
  2. How to anticipate, or mitigate risks of new hire ghosting and turnover.
  3. Better understand onboarding and retention trends and risks, and the impact on your business/organization.


8:00 AM Welcome, Breakfast and Networking
8:25 AM Opening Remarks
8:30 AM Presentations | Q and A
10:00 AM Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  * SOLD OUT * This event has reached capacity. When you register online you will be placed onto a WAITLIST. If space opens up closer to the event you will be notified.

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

Speaker bio(s)
Amy Davies, CEO

Amy Davies is the founder and CEO of tech start-up First 30 Inc. offering advanced onboarding and outplacement services to businesses. She is the author of A Spark in the Dark: Illuminating Your Path to a Brilliant Career in a Reorg World. Before establishing First30 in North America, Amy lived in the UK and Europe working with global organizations including Unilever, Mars, and Grainger. Amy recently released her second book, WHAT EMPLOYEES WANT: Proven Strategies to Attract, Retain and Engage Talent. She possesses unique expertise in understanding the impact of corporate and economic flux on individual outcomes


Melissa Roth, Lawyer

Melissa Roth is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office, practicing in the Employment, Labour & Equalities Group. Melissa works with private and public sector employers on a wide range of issues, including human rights, wrongful dismissals, employment contracts and policies, labour law, workplace investigations, and occupational health and safety. Melissa is a frequent speaker with employer groups and professional organizations. Outside of the workplace Melissa is a mom of 2 busy kids and they enjoy spending time outdoors with family from outback camping in the summer to snowboarding in the winter.