American employment and labour law is very different from Canadian law and is changing fast. This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of US federal employment laws including key facts and updates around labour (union) relations law, wage and hour law, disability and leave management law, employee benefits issues, and other employment laws. Insight will be provided with a Canadian perspective on these U.S. laws and how they compare to Canadian employment laws.
Educate attendees on a variety of key U.S. employment law statutes and regulations and their application and evolving trends
Improve issue spotting and employee relations skills of HR professionals to enable them to confront these issues head on in a manner that reduces liability of employment related claims
Provide an insight into these U.S. laws from a Canadian perspective and in consideration of how these laws compare to Canadian law
Who should attend:
Senior HR professionals, in-house counsel and senior company management, who are involved with American operations
- Employment Discrimination Law (America's lottery system answer to severance pay)
- FLSA – How to Pay Salaried and Hourly Employees in Compliance with the New Laws. The Fair Labor Standards Act imposes many strict requirements about how employers must pay their salaried employees and their hourly employees, and the law imposes significant penalties for violations of the law. It is more important than ever with changes occurring in the Trump administration for companies to ensure their continued compliance with the law.
- NLRA – Major Developments under the NLRA (the Labour Law) in the United States as the NLRB which administers the law rolls back much of the pro-employee stance that had developed under the Obama administration. The NLRB previously issued rules that have made union elections much faster and have issued far reaching regulations of employees' use of social media and video recordings in the work place, as well as in relation to other employer policies. Some of these decisions are now being reversed under the Trump administration and these changes will have great impact for union and non-union employers alike.
- FMLA and ADA – Disability and leave management is a complex aspect of U.S. employment law that requires careful consideration by HR professionals. This program will cover the details of the eligibility requirements and qualifying reasons for FMLA leave, applicable notice and certification requirements, and the practical application of this leave in real life situations. The principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act will also be discussed, including the definition of a disability, reasonable accommodation obligations, and the interaction of the ADA with the FMLA.
- Immigration – A brief overview of U.S. immigration law will provide an understanding the key immigration issues U.S. employers face and what employers must do to ensure compliance.
- Canadian perspectives – Valuable update on key changes to employment laws in Ontario.
We are listening to you, our Members.
You have provided feedback that you would prefer to receive soft copies of presentations instead of printed materials, in order to be mindful of the environment and to reduce our carbon footprint.
Therefore, in 2019,
HRPA Professional Development will, whenever possible, provide a soft copy of the participant course material. We will not produce printed materials unless there is reason to do so
(e.g. program format).
If you absolutely need a hard copy, we request that you print and bring it with you. Hard copies will not be available on site.
Thank you for your understanding.