Live Webinar: An in depth look at Bill 27 – The Working for Workers Act, 2021

Date and Time

Starts:11/30/2021 12:00 PM

Ends:11/30/2021 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:12/01/2021 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



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As we start to break out of the hold that Covid-19 has had on workplaces, the Ontario government has proposed Bill 27, which will introduce a number of changes to various statues with respect to employment, labour and other related matters including a ban on non-compete clauses in employment contracts and the right to disconnect – this webinar will tell you important and practical information about those changes.

This Webinar will discuss Bill 27 – the Working for Workers Act, 2021.

Bill 27 proposes to introduce a number of changes to employment and labour law in Ontario.

This Webinar will outline those proposed amendments, provide practical information and advice about how those changes will affect employers and employees across Ontario.

This Webinar will discuss the highly publicized ban on non-compete clauses in employment contracts, the right to disconnect from work policies, new laws governing recruiters, and much more.

Learning Objectives:

- Outline the changes and amendments to various statutes with respect to employment and labour and other matters

- Discuss the practical effects that this will have on employment law

- Provide general advice on how to implement the new changes

Who Should Attend:

This Webinar is great for human resources professionals, recruiters, managers, and anyone who is interested in the upcoming amendments in employment law in Ontario.

Live webinar will take place on November 30, 2021 from Noon to 1:30pm

Speaker bio(s)
Mathew Rago, Lawyer and Human Resource Advisor

Mathew joined Bernardi Human Resource Law in 2021 after practicing at boutique labour and employment law firms in Toronto. He investigates all types of workplace complaints. A strong believer in the importance of collaboration, he also focuses on helping identify and resolve workplace conflicts. Mathew conducts investigations on issues including: workplace harassment and bullying, toxic and hostile work environments, interpersonal conflict, sexual harassment and sexual violence, racial discrimination and harassment, and discrimination based on the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code Mathew offers investigation services to unionized and non-unionized environments, private and non-profit organizations, municipalities and universities. Mathew’s experience representing a variety of clients has given him a deep understanding of workplaces and interpersonal dynamics. Mathew believes that if you ensure someone feels heard and included in the process, they will be more open to participating – leading to better and fairer results.

Robert Richler, Lawyer and Human Resource Advisor

Robert is an employment and labour lawyer and human resource advisor with Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP. He has obtained a wide range of experience as both as in-house counsel and in private practice. His time as in-house counsel, coupled with his MBA training, has given Robert great insight into the needs of organizations. He is attuned to the types of considerations organizations must weigh when making decisions about their employees. Robert works with both unionized and non-unionized employers to find innovative ways to resolve conflicts and legal challenges in a cost-effective manner that is sensitive to the business needs of an organization. Robert advises employers and employees in contract negotiations, terminations, wrongful dismissals and collective bargaining matters. Robert also conducts workplace training investigations. Robert has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as at the Human Rights Tribunal and the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal. He has also appeared as counsel at federal inquiries, mediations, arbitrations, trials and before various regulators. Robert takes pride in his ability to help parties resolve workplace challenges in situations they believed could not be resolved.