Employment Law Canada

Short course


£ 550 + VAT


  • Type

    Short course

  • Duration

    1 Day

This seminar provides key insights into the employment law framework governing Canada and through a case study led approach equips participants with the skills and knowledge to operate for success in this country. You will also gain access to an expert who will advise you on latest changes and key issues HR must be aware of. Suitable for: Company directors, personnel and HR managers, employee relations professionals, in-house counsel, lawyers, line managers and anyone with responsibility for staff in Canada

About this course

"Very interesting, good presenter" HR Director - SSI Services

"Worthwhile and extremely informative" HR Business Partner - QBE Insurance

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  • Employment Law
  • HR Practices

Teachers and trainers (1)

Tim  Lawson

Tim Lawson

Partner McCarthy Tétrault

Course programme

09:00 - Registration and coffee
09:30 - Overview of the employment law framework in Canada
(a) Federal/Provincial jurisdiction
· Employer registrations
(b) Union
· Canadian Labour Law Framework
· Collective agreements
· Grievances
· Employment contract
· Litigation

10:15 - Hiring employees in Canada

· Background screening
· Criminal/credit checks
· Drug and alcohol testing

11:00 - Coffee

11:15 - Contracts of employment/concepts and key terms
· Establishing a contract
· Statutory minimum terms (overview - typical ESA obligations).
o Leaves of absence
o Hours of work/overtime
o Vacation pay
· Standard benefits
o Insured benefits
o State benefits (OHIP, etc.)
o Employer sponsored retirement benefits and savings plans (CAP's, SERPs, etc.)
o Social security (EI/CPP/ITA).

12:00 - Day to day employee management

· Absence management
· Duty to accommodate
· Employer right to medical information
· Making changes to an employee's terms and conditions of employment
· Employee communications with regard to benefits/benefit changes
· Plan sponsor obligations - ongoing maintenance of benefits plans
· Pay equity/equal pay for equal work
· Privacy

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Termination of employment
· Just cause examples
· Without cause
o statutory minimums
o common law claims

14:45 - Practical advice:non-union employees

· Employment interviews
· Drafting offer letters
· List of contents for typical offer letter
· Restrictive covenants
· Termination
· Drafting termination documents, i.e. letters/releases

15:30 - Tea

15:45 - Collective agreements/union employees
· Certification of a trade union
· Hiring
· Progressive discipline
· Grievances
· Termination
· Labour disturbances
· Sale of a business
· Recent developments

16:15 - New developments

16:30 - End of seminar

Employment Law Canada

£ 550 + VAT