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Canadian Employment Laws 2018: Best Practices and Key Rules for Operating North of the Border - On-Demand

Canadian Employment Laws 2018: Best Practices and Key Rules for Operating North of the Border - On-Demand

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Canadian Employment Laws 2018: Best Practices and Key Rules for Operating North of the Border - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to stay compliant with Canadian employment laws to avoid legal liability.

Employers contemplating operations in Canada—as well as those already operating there—need to understand the complexities of Canadian employment laws. Canada’s national and provincial governments both have jurisdiction over employment practices, and in many instances Canadian laws differ dramatically from those in the States.

For example, Canada has a broadly construed definition of “disability” that includes addictions. Additionally, Canadian court cases have imposed a “duty of good faith” on employers and in commercial contracts. Perhaps most notably for employers, Canada does not recognize the concept of at-will employment.

So, what does all of this mean for you as an employer in Canada?

Use this widely popular webinar that will provide an up-to-date explanation on the latest Canadian employment laws and regulations that affect how you conduct business there, so you can minimize your company’s legal risks.

You’ll learn:

  • How to tell if your industry is covered under Canada’s federal or provincial laws—and which ones
  • The laws governing labor relations, human rights, pay equity, occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, and privacy in Canada
  • How the new minimum wage in Ontario may affect Canadian employers
  • Canadian employment standards you must meet, such as minimum wage, meal and rest periods, holiday pay, and more
  • How to legally terminate non-union employees, since Canada doesn’t recognize at-will employment
  • The major ways Canada’s labor relation laws differ from those in the United States
  • What your Canadian anti-harassment policy should state, and the jurisdictions in which workplace harassment and violence are expressly prohibited by law
  • Types of universal health insurance, unemployment benefits, and supplemental benefit plans employees are entitled to
  • And much more!

About Your Presenters

Andrew Bratt, Esq.Andrew Bratt, Esq. 
Fasken Martineau 

Andrew Bratt’s practice is focused on all aspects of employment law. Regularly representing employers in employment-related litigation, human rights proceedings, employment standards claims and workers’ compensation proceedings, Mr. Bratt has appeared before several administrative tribunals, courts, arbitrators and mediators. 
In his employment law practice, Mr. Bratt provides clients with advice on recruitment and hiring, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employment standards, workplace policies, disability management, accommodation, workforce reductions, discipline, terminations, unjust dismissal, wrongful dismissal and disability benefits related claims. Mr. Bratt is also regularly called upon to advise corporate clients with respect to labour and employment issues arising out of various types of corporate transactions.

In addition to his active employment-litigation practice, Mr. Bratt partners with clients to develop and implement proactive and practical initiatives to foster positive employee relations in the workplace and minimize employment-related liability.

Andrew is based in Toronto, Ontario.

Emilie Paquin-Holmested, Esq.Emilie Paquin-Holmested, Esq. 

Fasken Martineau 

Emilie Paquin-Holmested is a member of the Labour, Employment & Human Rights practice group in Montreal, Quebec. Her practice is primarily focused on federal and provincial labour relations, employment law and human rights law. In addition to providing strategic and preventative advice, she represents clients in litigious matters before the civil courts and administrative and arbitration tribunals and guides them during collective bargaining. A member of the Quebec Bar and the Canadian Bar Association, Emilie Paquin-Holmested speaks French, English and Spanish.

J. Alexandra MacCarthy, Esq.J. Alexandra MacCarthy, Esq. 

Fasken Martineau

Alexandra MacCarthy is a labor, employment and human rights lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia. Alexandra provides employers with effective solutions to workplace issues in both union and non-union environments. With an extensive background in litigation, Alexandra represents clients before the BC Provincial Court, the BC Supreme Court and in labor arbitrations. She has also worked on matters involving the BC Human Rights Tribunal, and Employment Standards Branch. Frequently advising employers on a wide range of labor, employment and human rights, Alexandra has expertise in termination of employment, including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and for-cause terminations, constructive dismissal claims, and compliance with employment standards legislation, including payment of wages, hours of work and overtime, annual vacation. In addition, she provides advice to companies with union operations on labor disputes including strikes and picketing, collective agreement interpretation issues, and arbitration hearings. In her human rights practice Alexandra counsels clients on compliance with human rights matters including discrimination issues, accommodation, and responding to human rights complaints. 

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