February 20th, 2019 | Often lauded as an agent of change and empowerment, social media is now being increasingly viewed as a mechanism for surveillance and control. For example, social media empowered employees by offering them a tool to effectively mobilize and a vehicle through which to voice their ideals and values. However, social media can also be a formidable tool for the surveillance and control of employees.
January 16th, 2019 | There are significant risks associated with failing to comply with the rules and regulations associated with hiring temporary foreign workers. Your chance of being subjected to a Compliance Inspection is approximately 25%. We will discuss the top 10 tips that will have human resource managers and workforce mobility professionals passing compliance inspections with flying colours.
May 15, 2019 | This webinar will distinguish the often-confused terms of “sex”, “gender”, “gender identity”, “gender expression”, and “sexual orientation”. This webinar will also cover related rights and legal obligations.
May 1st, 2019 | On December 13, 2018, the new federal Pay Equity Act received Royal Assent. Once the federal Pay Equity Act comes into force, it will apply to a broad spectrum of federally regulated employers.This webinar will provide a general overview of the federal Pay Equity Act
April 24th, 2019 | This presentation will cover employers’ obligations to protect their workplaces from impairment, and how to meet their obligations through the implementation of drug and alcohol policies and permissible drug testing. Natalie will provide an overview of permissible drug testing and key cases in this area, as well as the best practices for drafting and implementing effective drug and alcohol polices. This presentation will also touch on the employers’ duty to accommodate drug and alcohol addiction and the use of cannabis for medical use, for example, and how to balance this duty with their obligation to protect their workplaces from impairment.
April 3rd, 2019 | Machine learning and algorithms have the potential to fundamentally change the way workplaces function. These technologies are already impacting workplaces in ways that are visible and invisible. However, these new technologies are not without their challenges for employers and workplaces in Canada.
March 20th, 2019 | With the rise in technology and changes in lifestyle habits and values of younger generations, we have seen a massive rise in the “gig” economy. Freelancing, working remotely, contract work and temporary work are on the rise. This webinar will explore the shifting workforce and the impact on the legal landscape, such as the creation of the new category of “dependant contractors” and what employers need to know.
March 6th, 2019 | Harassment complaints in the workplace are on the rise, and HR professionals find themselves spending more of their time conducting harassment investigations. In many Canadian jurisdictions, including Ontario, all workplace harassment complaints must be investigated. But what does this obligation mean, and to what extent does an investigation have to be conducted to protect the company from legal risk?