Durham: June 5, 2020 *Virtual* Employment Law Conference


Date and Time

Starts:06/05/2020 8:45 AM

Ends:06/05/2020 3:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

5.5 Hour(s)

Location:
Zoom

Price:

MEMBERS FREE / DONATE $5 I NON MEMBERS $75

Availability

Additional Information

Event Sponsor


Durham Chapter: June 5, 2020  An Employment & Labour Law Update Conference

In association with, Hicks Morley

Morning Sessions

An overview session that covers the key labour and employment law issues that have arisen in the workplace as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including workplace layoffs, restructuring and overall change management. A 10 min Q&A will be included at the end of this session.

  • Recent Employment Law and Labour Law Case

  • The top recent employment law and labour law cases will be discussed and important workplace principles arising from those cases will be reviewed. A 10 min Q&A will be included at the end of this session.

  • COVID-19 Update – Lessons Learned & Employment Implications  

  • Accommodation Update:  General Principles and Specific Areas for Consideration (Pregnant employees, Family Status and Mental Heath)

  • A review of the most recent caselaw and a refresher regarding the key legal principles related to accommodation of various needs in the workplace, with a specific focus on pregnant employees, family status claims and mental health issues.   A 10 min Q&A will be included at the end of this session.

Afternoon Sessions

  • Whirlwind Topic 1:  Pension & Benefits Implications/Issues of COVID-19 and Planning for the Future . A quick review of the rapid changes that have occurred in social assistance benefits and pension plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and a look ahead at the long-term implications associated with such issues.

  • Whirlwind Topic 2:  Employment Contracts and the Termination Clause. A quick review of the key parts of an effective and reliable employment contract, including best practices based on the current law related to enforceable termination clauses.

  • Whirlwind Topic 3: Unionization Triggers and Avoidance Measures. An update on the key factors that often lead to unionization in the workplace and practical tips to assist employers in remaining a union-free workplace.

  • Whirlwind Topic 4: Attendance Management - Key Principles Update A review of the current status of attendance management systems and the key principles associated with successful (and legally defensible) attendance management programs.

Agenda

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:05 Recent Employment Law and Labour Law Cas Update  Speakers,  Mark Mason  & Allison MacIsaac

10:05 – 10:15 Q & A

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:20  Covid-19 Update – Lessons Learned and Employment Implications Speaker: Natasha Monkman

11:20 – 11:30 Q & A

11:30-12:05 Accommodation Update – General Principles and Specific Areas for Consideration Pregnant employees, Family Status and Mental Health Issues)  Speakers, Mark Mason, Sunny Khaira, 

12:05 – 12:20 Q & A

12:20 – 1 PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 Hot Topics in Employment Law

1:00 – 1:30 Pension & Benefits Implications/Issues from COVID-19 and Planning for the Future Speaker, Natasha Monkman

1:30 – 1:45 Employment Contracts & The Termination Clause  Speaker, Stephanie Jeronimo

1:45 – 2:00 Unionization – Triggers and Avoidance Measures Speaker, Allison MacIsaac

2:00 – 2:15 Attendance Management – Key Principles Update   Speaker, Sunny Khaira

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:00 Q & A Panel

3:00 -  Adjournment


HR Professionals are seeking to assist!

We are all in this together, and for many Ontarians access to food is real challenge at this time. As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Feed Ontario as our COVID-19 recommended charity. 

HRPA members attending Chapter sessions between now and June 30, 2020 have the option to support, please select the $5 registration option when joining a free chapter webinar. All proceeds will go to support COVID-19 efforts through Feed Ontario. All contributions will be non-refundable. 

Speaker bio(s)
 Stephanie Jeronimo

Stephanie Jeronimo

Stephanie Jeronimo is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Stephanie advises and represents both public and private sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment matters, including labour relations and collective bargaining, human rights matters, wrongful dismissal litigation, employment standards, workplace safety and insurance and pay equity issues.


 Sunny Khaira

Sunny Khaira

Sunny Khaira is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Sunny provides advice and representation to both federally and provincially regulated employers on a wide range of labour and employment issues including; employment standards, employment agreements, separation packages, labour arbitration, labour board proceedings, collective bargaining, health and safety, restrictive covenants, insolvency and restructuring, human rights and accessibility.


 Allison MacIsaac

Allison MacIsaac, Associate

Allison MacIsaac is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to both private and public sector employers and management on a wide range of labour and employment issues including human rights and accommodation, labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissals, employment standards and employment contracts.

While in law school, Allison served as a senior caseworker with the Osgoode Business Clinic. Allison was an active member of the Osgoode Mooting Society and participated in multiple advocacy competitions, including the Arnup Cup and the Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark Labour Arbitration Moot, where she was a national finalist. Allison also received the Beard Winter Prize for the highest standing in Trial Advocacy, and the Goodmans LLP and the Charles Edward Woodrow Awards for academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.

Prior to law school, Allison graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from McGill University, where she directed a non-profit organization for special needs children.


 Mark Mason

Mark Mason

Mark Mason is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. His practice includes arbitration advocacy, employment litigation, human rights proceedings and the entire spectrum of collective bargaining, including interest arbitrations and strike management. Mark advises a variety of public and private sector employers and brings a practical and solution-focused approach to the legal services he provides.


 Natasha Monkman

Natasha Monkman, Partner

Natasha Monkman is a partner in Hicks Morley’s Pension Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group. She regularly advises private and public sector employers on a variety of plan administration, compliance and governance matters relating to their employee benefit plans and pension plans, including with respect to the administration of marriage breakdown and death benefit entitlements. She also regularly advises employers under going significant transactions and with respect to pension plan funding issues.


 Grant Nuttall

Grant Nuttall

Grant Nuttall is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He provides advice and representation to employers and management across the private and public sectors on a wide-range of labour, employment and human rights issues, including wrongful dismissal, grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation, and employment standards.