Guelph: IN-PERSON Employment Law Today with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

Date and Time

Starts:09/17/2024 8:00 AM

Ends:09/17/2024 11:00 AM

Registration Closes:09/10/2024 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

2.5 CPD Hours Hour(s)

Italian Canadian Club of Guelph 135 Ferguson St Guelph, Ontario


HRPA Members: Free
Non-Members: $30 + tax

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Additional Information

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. No exceptions.

Event Sponsor

We are pleased to welcome back the lawyers of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP to provide updates on current case law, statutory changes, and recent legal developments impacting the workplace. Join us for a thorough update on legal developments impacting employers, as well as presentations on specific topics including:

• Mitigating legal risks associated with hybrid and remote work arrangements;
• Managing addiction in the workplace; and
• Key considerations for conducting workplace investigations.

Please note that specific presentation topics may be subject to change depending on the legal developments that occur over the summer. We look forward to having you join us for this engaging and informative event!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Insights into the current legal landscape in Ontario
  2. Managing the employer/employee relationship
  3. Understanding of current legal issues and issues from the last year with case law updates


8:00 AM Welcome, Networking and Breakfast
5 AM Chapter Announcements
8:30 AM Speaker Presentations
11:00 AM Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  September 10, 2024 at 8:00 AM…or sooner if it sells out!

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

Speaker bio(s)
Evan Campbell, Partner

Evan is a partner in the firm. Evan provides proactive advice to private and public sector employers on a variety of issues, including discipline and terminations, employment standards, human rights, employment contracts and workplace policies, workplace safety and insurance, and industrial and construction labour relations. Evan often acts as spokesperson during collective bargaining and regularly assists employers in responding to union organizing campaigns or certification applications. Evan has extensive experience litigating matters before the Courts and representing employers in arbitrations and before various federal and provincial employment and labour tribunals.

Catherine Phelps, Lawyer

Catherine is an associate at the firm. She provides advice and representation to employers with respect to a variety of labour and employment issues, including terminations, grievances, human rights, employment agreements, and workplace policies. Catherine appears on behalf of employers at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and grievance arbitrations. Catherine is also regularly retained as a workplace investigator and routinely conducts investigations into complaints of workplace harassment and discrimination. Catherine serves on the HRPA Guelph & District Chapter Board as the Chapter Programs Chair.

Rusty McLay, Partner

Rusty is a partner in the Kitchener-Waterloo office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP practising in all areas of labour and employment law. Rusty represents clients at various tribunals and at all levels of court in all matters relating to labour and employment law, including labour arbitrations, human rights, wrongful dismissal actions and Ontario Labour Relations Board matters. Before joining the firm, Rusty was the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. For many years, he was a Vice-President, Legal at BlackBerry where he oversaw all global employment law issues.

Ashley Brown, Partner

As a partner in the firm, Ashley provides practical, proactive advice and representation to management in a variety of organizations – large and small, unionized and non-unionized, public and private sector. Ashley’s practice includes all facets of labour and employment law. It ranges from human rights, workplace investigations, occupational health and safety, employment contracts, employment standards, and employment issues in corporate restructuring, to responding to union organizing and applications for certification, collective bargaining, and grievance arbitration. Ashley is sought after as a speaker, author, instructor and seminar leader on labour and employment issues. Before joining Filion in 2018, Ashley practiced management-side labour and employment law at another Toronto boutique firm and at one of southeastern Ontario’s premier full-service law firms.