Durham: Labour and Employment Law Conference


Date and Time

Starts:06/04/2021 9:00 AM

Ends:06/04/2021 3:30 PM

Event Type: Conference

5 Hour(s)

Location:
ON24

Price:

MEMBERS FREE | NON MEMBER $75 | $5.00 DONATE

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Please join us for our annual Labour and Employment Law Conference, hosted by the HRPA Durham Chapter in association with  Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP.

We are bringing you this conference again in a virtual capacity, but we are confident the content and quality will be unwavering! Don't miss out on an opportunity to hear the newest information in HR Law and for a chance to ask questions of the Hicks Morley team.

Learning objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Gain up to date information in Employment Law trends
  • Review the newest case law for deeper understand of legal decisions as it related to employment
  • Gain specific knowledge in key employment and labour law changes

Agenda:

9:00   - 10:05 AM      Topic 1: Recent Employment Law and Labour Law Case Update,     Allison MacIsaac & Sean Reginio

10:05 - 10:15 AM         Q & A

10:15 - 10:30 AM         Break

10:30 – 11:20 AM         Topic 2: COVID-19 Update – Lessons Learned and Employment Implications, Carey O’Connor & Grant Nuttall

11:20 – 11:30 AM         Q & A

11:30 – 12:05 PM         Topic 3:  The Importance of Proper Documentation in Administering the Employment Relationship – Hiring, Constructive Dismissal, Performance Management and Accommodation Stephanie Jeronimo and Alia Rashid    

12:05 A– 12:15 PM       Q & A

12:15 – 1:00 PM            Lunch

Afternoon Session:   Hot Topics in Labour & Employment Law

1:00 – 1:45 PM              Implications of Working Remotely. Caitlin Morin 

1:45 – 2:00 PM              The Five “Ws” of Workplace Investigations, Alia Rashid

2:00 – 2:15 PM               Managing Medical Information, Sean Reginio

2:15 - 2:30 PM                Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM               Panel Discussion - Q & A, All

3:30 PM                          Closing Remarks

During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.

 

 

Speaker bio(s)
 

Carey O’Connor is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She advises public and private sector employers on a wide-range of labour and employment issues, with particular focus on employment litigation, grievance arbitration, and collective bargaining. Carey has extensive experience in civil litigation matters. Within the unionized context, Carey represents employers at grievance arbitrations, collecting bargaining, and at the Ontario Labour Relations Board. She has considerable experience in the hospitality and the healthcare sectors.


Sean  Reginio

Sean Reginio is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sector on a wide-range of labour, employment, and human rights issues, including grievance arbitrations, labour disputes, wrongful dismissals, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation, and employment standards. Sean has represented clients during collective bargaining negotiations, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal mediations, and Ontario Labour Relations Board proceedings. He regularly provides training to clients on attendance management, workplace accommodation, workplace safety, and applying the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Sean also provides guidance to employers responding to union certification applications, effectively managing termination and discipline-related issues, and defending against civil claims.


Stephanie Jeronimo

Stephanie Jeronimo is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Stephanie advises and represents both public and private sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment matters, including labour relations and collective bargaining, human rights matters, wrongful dismissal litigation, employment standards, workplace safety and insurance and pay equity issues.


Allison MacIsaac, Associate

Allison MacIsaac is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to both private and public sector employers and management on a wide range of labour and employment issues including human rights and accommodation, labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissals, employment standards and employment contracts.

While in law school, Allison served as a senior caseworker with the Osgoode Business Clinic. Allison was an active member of the Osgoode Mooting Society and participated in multiple advocacy competitions, including the Arnup Cup and the Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark Labour Arbitration Moot, where she was a national finalist. Allison also received the Beard Winter Prize for the highest standing in Trial Advocacy, and the Goodmans LLP and the Charles Edward Woodrow Awards for academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.

Prior to law school, Allison graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from McGill University, where she directed a non-profit organization for special needs children.


Mark Mason

Mark Mason is a labour and employment lawyer at the Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. His practice includes arbitration advocacy, employment litigation, human rights proceedings and the entire spectrum of collective bargaining, including interest arbitrations and strike management. Mark advises a variety of public and private sector employers and brings a practical and solution-focused approach to the legal services he provides. Mark is recognized as one of Ontario’s leading counsel in the emergency services sector through his work with municipalities in managing their relationships with both firefighters and paramedics. He works extensively in this area and keeps his clients current on existing and emerging sector trends. Mark also chairs the firm’s Municipal industry practice group. A portion of Mark’s practice also involves day-to-day human resources and workplace consulting. He works closely with various employer groups, speaks extensively at conferences and seminars and conducts client training workshops, all on a wide variety of issues facing management in both labour and employment law. He provides employers with the knowledge and tools they need to anticipate and manage their workplace issues.


Caitlin Morin, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Caitlin Morin is a pension and benefits lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She advises both public and private sector employers and plan administrators on regulatory, governance, and compliance matters affecting pension, retirement, and group benefit plans. She assists clients with ongoing pension plan administration and governance as well as member communications. She also advises clients on employment issues related to compensation and benefits.


Grant Nuttall, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Grant Nuttall is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He provides advice and representation to employers and management across the private and public sectors on a wide-range of labour, employment and human rights issues, including wrongful dismissal, grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation, and employment standards.


Alia Rashid, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Alia Rashid is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sector on a wide-range of labour, employment and human rights issues, including grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation and employment standards. Alia received her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. Before attending law school, Alia received a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours, Dean’s List) from the University of Waterloo. Alia summered and articled with the firm before returning as an associate in 2020.