Ottawa and District: IN-PERSON Right to Disconnect Policy

Date and Time

Starts:04/04/2023 5:30 PM

Ends:04/04/2023 8:30 PM

Registration Closes:03/30/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 Hour(s)

Holiday Inn & Suites 101 Kanata Avenue Kanata, ON


Members FREE or $5 Donation | Non-Members: $60+HST


Additional Information

This is an IN-PERSON event.

Registering online in advance is required. Registration 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.

Event Sponsor

Ontario's "right to disconnect" law came into effect on June 2, 2022, requiring companies to develop policies that allow employees to disconnect outside of regular office hours. the presentation addresses the practical implications of the right to disconnect, as well as the legal considerations when implementing this policy.


  • Inform the audience of the form and content of right to disconnect policies.
  • Address the related legal obligations as it pertains to the right to disconnect.
  • Provide useful strategies to navigate the new legal landscape.


5:30 PM Registration and Buffet Dinner
6:30 PM Speaker presentation
8:30 PM am Event Concludes

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, Tammy Williams


Speaker bio(s)
Neil Dzuba

Neil Dzuba is a lawyer with a focus on employer-side labour and employment law. Prior to obtaining his law degrees, he studied the employment relationship by obtaining a BA (Labour Studies) and a Master of Industrial Relations. In this regard, he brings a rigorous and thoughtful approach to the practice of labour and employment law. Neil has extensive experience in the areas of labour board proceedings at both the provincial and federal levels, with a particular interest in construction labour relations, corporate transactions and change management, drafting policy manuals, human rights applications, and assisting employers at mediation and arbitration. He has appeared before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and has delivered educational seminars on topics relating to labour and employment law.

Patrick Twagirayezu

Fully bilingual, Patrick works with public and private sector clients in all aspects of labour and employment law, helping employers solve a wide variety of workplace issues. He also works in the areas of education law, civil litigation, privacy law, human rights law, administrative law and corporate governance. Patrick is very active in the community and participates in countless fundraising and charitable events. He particularly works with numerous organizations in the Ottawa community on issues relating to youth poverty and civic engagement. He has been recognized by a number of organizations, levels of government, and stakeholders for his community work, including the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Governor General of Canada, United Way Ottawa, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario, and the World Economic Forum.