Workplace rules and practices evolve continuously. As an employer you need to be aware of new developments in labour and employment law, regardless of how many employees you have. Effective human resource strategies depend on it.

This webinar series will take place over two half-day morning sessions and will inform you of recent developments in the law and help you learn how to deal successfully with the issues they raise. The MLT Aikins Labour Update is designed for both unionized and non-unionized employers. We’ll get you up-to-date on changes to the rules and help you develop proactive human resources policies.

May 5, 2022

April 26, 2022

Drafting Enforceable Employment Contracts

  • Latest case law affecting termination provisions
  • How to draft valid non-competition and non-solicitation clauses
  • What we learned from COVID-19 – contractual amendments and new provisions

COVID-19 Case Law Update

  • Impact of COVID-19 on severance and mitigation
  • Constructive dismissal arising from COVID-19 layoffs and changes to working conditions
  • Enforceability of vaccination and/or testing policies and related discipline issues

Legal Considerations When Implementing Your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy

  • Capturing and measuring DEI metrics – what you can/can’t ask and how
  • What are ameliorative programs?
  • Review of recent case law

May 5, 2022

Accommodation Update

  • Best practices for responding to human rights complaints
  • Considerations for who has jurisdiction to determine a human rights complaint in unionized environment
  • Attendance Management Programs
  • Recent case law update on the duty to accommodate

Occupational Health and Safety Update

  • Updates from the new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020
  • Changes to the definition of harassment
  • OH&S Caselaw Update
  • OH&S Obligations & Remote Work

Open Forum

  • Senior labour and employment lawyers answer your questions on employment-related topics

Speakers and Moderators: