HRPA's Quarterly Updates Package 2016/2017

Date and Time

Starts:09/07/2016 9:00 AM

Ends:09/07/2016 10:30 AM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 Hours per session Hour(s)


HRPA Members:
$179 + Taxes
$215 + Taxes
Join HRPA Now


Additional Information

Event Sponsor


Session 1 - September 7, 2016
Session 2 - December 7, 2016
Session 3 - March 8, 2017
Session 4 - June 7, 2017

<  The Latest HR-Related Legal Information.

<  Respected Employment Law Experts.

<  Invaluable Quarterly Updates.

One Powerful Series.

Stay up-to-date with the most recent HR-related legal information, wherever you are.

The distinguished speakers will provide updates and insights every quarter in a series of four webcasts from 2016 – 2017.

When you register for the series, you will also receive a recording even if you miss the live webinar, so you will not miss any of the valuable information provided.

What you will gain:

A unique series - packed with value!

<  Exclusive chance to gain first-hand information fast, about current Ontario employment law issues from top employment lawyers.

<  Interactive series to engage the speakers and ask questions during these one-hour sessions.

<  Sessions will be broadcast as webinars and you can access it using any mobile devices, i.e. computer, iPad, tablets, smartphones etc.

<  Never miss a session - If you are unable to attend any one of the series after you’ve registered, you will receive a recording of each webinar.

Who should attend:

<  HR Managers and Supervisors dealing with workplace issues and employee management

<  HR Professionals seeking to gain knowledge about the latest trends in social media, employment law and more


Patrizia Piccolo, Partner, Rubin Thomlinson LLP

An energetic and creative problem solver with 18 years of experience, Patrizia Piccolo is dedicated to providing her clients with excellent legal counsel and client service. She is a partner in the law firm of Rubin Thomlinson, LLP. Patrizia is a trusted legal advisor to senior executives in transition; provides strategic advice and training to both large and small employers and their human resources and management teams; and is entrusted by employers and their counsel to conduct investigations into harassment and other problematic workplace behaviour. Whether advising an employee or an employer, Patrizia’s employment law practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring, performance management and workplace restructuring, to termination advice. Patrizia also advises employers on employment related regulatory issues including, the Employment Standards Act, the Human Rights Code, the Labour Relations Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act compliance. Patrizia is often quoted in the media on matters relating to the workplace and has written articles for the Mississauga News.

Speaker bio(s)
 Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher, Partner, Grosman, Grosman & Gale LLP

Mark is a Partner with Grosman, Grosman & Gale LLP (GG&G), one of Canada’s leading employment law boutiques. Mark has been with GG&G since his call to the Ontario Bar in 2002.

Mark is an experienced trial lawyer who regularly advises and provides litigation representation to both employers and employees in complex contractual disputes, wrongful dismissal and unjust dismissal advocacy, and in human rights applications and complaints. Mark also provides strategic advice and advocacy in constitutional and administrative law matters arising in the employment law field. Mark has appeared in matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, Human Rights Tribunals, Administrative Tribunals, and in Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal adjudications.

Mark writes articles about employment and human rights law and regularly accepts invitations to speak at human resource law conferences. Mark is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist for The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association, and teaches other lawyers about employment and human rights law at professional development seminars. Most recently Mark was a panelist at the Law Society’s 2014 Annual Human Rights Summit. In 2015, Mark taught a seminar on human rights law to human resource professionals at Osgoode Hall Law School. Mark’s articles on employment law have appeared in publications such as the Employment Bulletin, the H.R. Professional magazine and online for websites such as and

 Laurie Jessome

Laurie Jessome, Partner, Cassels Brock

Laurie Jessome is a partner in the Cassels Brock advocacy group. She specializes in employment law and advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including drafting employment agreements, drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants, discipline and dismissal issues, employment standards, and human rights complaints. Laurie has represented clients before provincial and federal human rights commissions, the Superior Court of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Employment Standards Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, and in mediations and grievance arbitrations. Laurie is the Practice Group Chair of the Cassels Brock advocacy department and a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team.

Laurie has authored articles on employment issues, which have appeared in prominent publications including Lexpert magazine, Workplace Magazine, HR Professional Magazine and Canadian Corporate Counsel magazine. She is co-author of The Canadian Human Rights Act: Quick Reference and is also a regular contributor to, which follows current trends in Canadian employment law with a particular focus on issues faced by Ontario employers.​

 Mala Joshi

Mala Joshi, BScH, LLB, Registered Canadian Patent and Trade-mark Agent, FIPIC

Ms. Joshi is a Barrister, as well as a Registered Canadian Patent and Trade-mark Agent. Ms. Joshi's experience includes a wide range of patent, trade-mark, industrial design, copyright prosecution and litigation in Canada. Ms. Joshi has successfully argued at the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, as well as the Trade-marks Opposition Board. She has acted for a wide range of clients, from individuals and startups to large multi-national institutions, though she is deeply committed to working with small businesses to demystify the IP process.

Ms. Joshi received her LL.B in 2003 from Dalhousie Law School and her B.ScH (Life Sciences) from Queen's University in 2000. Ms. Joshi is the current Chair of the National IP Section of the Canadian Bar Association (2015-2016) and is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

Ms. Joshi is the Founder and the Chair of the CBA Intellectual Property Law Student Essay Competition and is a past member of the editorial board of the Canadian Patent Review. Ms. Joshi is a past member of University Council of Queen's University at Kingston and is a past board member of CAPRA.

Ms. Joshi is regularly quoted on intellectual property issues in large media outlets such as The Toronto Star and is a frequent invited speaker at continuing professional education events.

 Lisa Talbot

Lisa Talbot, Torys LLP

Lisa Talbot is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice and Pensions and Employment Practice. She is co-head of the Pensions and Employment Litigation Practice and also heads the firm’s Privacy Practice. Lisa’s practice focuses on employment litigation and advisory work, privacy and commercial disputes. She has appeared as counsel in the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and in numerous mediations and arbitrations.

Lisa has expertise in all aspects of employment law, acting in an advisory capacity and as litigation counsel. She regularly acts for and advises employers on sensitive and high-profile executive departures, individual and mass terminations, wrongful dismissal claims, hiring and competitive recruiting issues, departing fiduciary and restrictive covenant issues, bonus disputes, policy-setting, internal investigations, human rights, and harassment claims. Lisa also advises clients in a range of industries on workplace privacy issues, cross-border transfer of personal information, policy-setting and compliance with privacy law obligations.

Add to your Cart