Durham Chapter: June 5, 2020 An Employment & Labour Law Update Conference
In association with, Hicks Morley
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.
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.
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.