Quinte 23rd Annual Quinte & District, and Peterborough: Employment Law Updates by Hicks Morley

Date and Time

Starts:10/28/2021 8:45 AM

Ends:10/28/2021 12:00 PM

Registration Closes:10/27/2021 5:15 PM

Event Type: Webinar

3 Hour(s)




Additional Information

Event Sponsor

One of the biggest challenges for HR professionals is keeping up-to-date with trends in employment legislation. Now is your chance to get ahead of the curve - join the Quinte & District and Peterborough HRPA Chapter and Hicks Morley to receive valuable information and guidance.
This half-day webinar is presented by Hicks Morley, Canada’s leading law firm which devotes its practice exclusively to representing employers on human resources law and advocacy issues. Let them guide you in learning in order to develop strategies to protect employers and staff from legal pitfalls.
Topics include: Recent labour and employment law update, work from home arrangements, vaccinations and other return to workplace considerations post-COVID-19.

Learning Objectives:

Gain an understanding of recent employment law cases and legislation
Identify key labour and employment law issues applicable to workplaces and work from home arrangements
Develop analytical skills and strategic thinking to better protect employers from legal liabilities


8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hicks Morley presents, 
9:00 AM Recent Labour and Employment Caselaw Updates
10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:05 AM HR Pitfalls to Avoid
11:05 - 11:40 AM Work From Home Arrangements Post Covid-19
11:40- 12:00 PM Questions and Answer
12:00 PM Closing Remarks

Registration ends October 27, 2021 8:00 AM

Learning & Giving back! As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Rebecca Lauzon rlauzon@hrpa.ca

Speaker bio(s)
Sophia Duguay, Lawyer

Sophia Duguay is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Kingston office. Sophia provides the full range of labour relations and employment law advice to both public and private sector employers, regularly conducting negotiations and representing employers at interest arbitrations. Sophia brings a practical and solution-focused approach to her advice and representation. She regularly provides proactive and strategic advice to assist employers in managing their human resources and workplace issues. Sophia has assisted numerous municipalities and other employers in addressing restructuring issues and/or sale of business transactions involving the transfer of union and non-union employees. Sophia’s practice also focuses on human rights advice and advocacy, and includes rights arbitration and wrongful dismissal litigation. Sophia is fluently bilingual and can provide legal services in both English and French.

Siobhan O'Brien, Lawyer

Siobhan O’Brien is an Ottawa labour lawyer, employment lawyer and human resource lawyer. She practises management-side labour and employment law and has extensive experience in wrongful dismissal litigation, employment litigation, human rights law, grievance arbitration, labour relations, collective bargaining and strike management. Siobhan is a frequent guest speaker at employment and human resource law events and speaks on employment issues including wrongful dismissals, employment contracts, accommodation, attendance management, independent contractor matters, pregnancy and parental leave, restrictive covenants, employment benefits, workplace policies and procedures and human rights law. Siobhan serves public and private sector clients in the Manufacturing, Social Services, Developmental Services, Education, Healthcare, Financial Services, Technology and Municipal sectors.

Vincent Panetta

Vince Panetta is an experienced labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Kingston office. He advises a range of employers in the public and private sector on all matters of employment law, labour relations, privacy and human rights. Vince appears before a variety of adjudicators and tribunals including grievance arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. In addition, Vince often advises and acts for clients engaged in collective bargaining. Vince is the lead partner in the Kingston office and member of several practice groups within the firm.

Colin Youngman, Lawyer

Colin Youngman is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Kingston office. He advises and represents both unionized and non-unionized employers throughout Eastern Ontario. He is regularly engaged in wrongful dismissal litigation, occupational health and safety matters, labour arbitration cases, Ontario Labour Relations Board proceedings and human rights proceedings. Colin also advises clients with respect to information and privacy matters including data breach response. Colin emphasizes proactive and creative solutions to workplace issues and disputes. Prior to entering law school, Colin worked as a Social Worker at the Frontenac Children’s Aid Society in Kingston. Colin is an active member of the Pittsburgh Community Benefit Fund Board of Directors and is also a member of the Pladec Day Care Centre Board.