A Complete Guide to Employment Law

Date and Time

Starts:01/25/2022 10:00 AM

Ends:01/27/2022 4:30 PM

Registration Closes:02/03/2022 4:00 PM

Event Type: Workshop

12 Hours Hour(s)


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A Complete Guide to Employment Law is a comprehensive program that provides HR professionals with the tools to protect their organizations and navigate potential legal pitfalls related to recruitment, employee performance and termination or resignation issues.

This online workshop provides a complete picture of common law and Employment Standards Act, 2000 concepts with a focus on Ontario law. HR professionals attending this seminar will receive a solid foundation in Ontario employment law, and receive a comprehensive update on recent caselaw examples and trends, including the recent changes found in Bill 27.

Stay up to date on employment law trends, including new issues facing employers during COVID-19 and examples to manage relationships effectively and proactively protect your organization from legal risk.  

The six sessions will focus on:

  1. Pre-Employment Considerations
  2. Offer Letters and Employment Contracts
  3. Independent Contractor vs Employee
  4. Performance Management
  5. Termination Considerations
  6. Severance Packages

You will learn how to:

  • Navigate legal implications of employment law
  • Identify potential contract and employee relationship pitfalls
  • Understand common law as it pertains to employer-employee engagement
  • Prepare your company for recruitment and selection of employees
  • Build a solid foundation in Ontario employment law.
  • Stay informed on issues involving recruitment and selection.
  • Strengthen your ongoing employment relationships with solid legal support
  • Stay out of courts by educating yourself on the proper legal employment processes.
  • Understand best practices for avoiding legal conflict
  • Know best practices for dealing with employment issues


Who should attend:

"A Complete Guide to Employment Law" is valuable for those new to HR in Ontario, and those who are looking for a refresh or update their knowledge on employment law in Ontario.

Logistics Details:

This Program combines live virtual instruction with hands-on experiential learning through case studies, scenarios, discussions and simulations.

Live Virtual Sessions: There will be online instructor-led modules, during which practical examples and experiences will be shared.

  • January 25, 2022 Registration – 9:30AM-10:00AM

    (We request attendees log on 30-minutes prior to the first session to test the technology, organize resources and record attendance.)

  • January 25, 2022 (Session 1 – 10:00AM-12:00PM;  Session 2 – 2:30PM – 4:30PM)
  • January 26, 2022 (Session 3 – 10:00AM-12:00PM;  Session 4– 2:30PM – 4:30PM)
  • January 27, 2022 (Session 5– 10:00AM-12:00PM;  Session 6– 2:30PM – 4:30PM)


Materials: Participants will be provided with session workbooks (digital format) to follow along with the content covered in each module and to take notes, as well as additional post-session materials for future use.
Peer Learning and Group Work: Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other while answering questions and sharing experiences and observations during the modules, as well as through practical, hands-on exercises


Registration Difficulties/Questions: Please reach out to the Professional Development team at Professionaldevelopment@hrpa.ca.

Speaker bio(s)
Adam Guy, Partner, BLG LLP

Adam offers practical legal advice to employers on a full range of labour and employment matters, including dismissals and discipline; employment contracts and policies; human rights issues, such as discrimination and harassment; and workers' compensation, employment standards, and occupational health and safety matters.

He regularly represents employers in grievance arbitrations and before administrative tribunals including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. He has also appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Divisional Court.