Employment law is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly complex. As we often say, every decision must be assessed with consideration of some or all of:
- Employment Standards
- Human Rights
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Common Law
- Tax Law
HR Professionals, and all those tasked with HR issues, are now expected to be “part-time lawyers” in order to do their job and help their employer steer clear of liability. Rudner MacDonald prides itself on educating our clients and the public on HR Law matters. To that end, we created the HR Law for HR Professionals Certificate Program, along with an advanced version thereof.
This year’s five day Program will take place over five weeks between March 23 and April 18, 2017. It is aimed at those professionals who deal with human resources issues, be it as Human Resources Professionals, Managers, Business Owners, Mediators, and/or legal practitioners.
The brochure and registration information are located here. But why should you attend?
5) Understanding Practical Solutions to Key Issues
Employment law is an area of law that is very tightly interwoven into our day to day lives. Our firm covers as many of the latest and recurring trends in this dynamic field in our blog posts as we can. However, for those readers who engage with human resources and employment issues on a regular basis, it is critical to have practical tools on hand. This course will involve case studies, group exercises, and interactive problem solving exercises to help attendees build and shape these tools.
4) The Latest, and Most Important, Chapters in Employment Law
The range of topics to be covered this year provides a well-rounded understanding of the law’s relationship to your business and employees. The hiring process, and the Employment Standards Act, 2000, form the “nuts and bolts” of the employment relationship, and will be covered in detail on the first day of the program.
For all those interested in the human rights, accommodation, and related matters (including evolving issues such as accommodation of medical marijuana and childcare obligations), the second day of the course will explore equity, diversity, and accommodation, as well as occupational health and safety compliance.
Complementing these essential topics, the course will also provide an in depth look at two significant issues in employment law today: the challenges of social media, and workplace investigations in light of Bill 132.
3) Increased Liability = Increased Diligence
As we recounted in our blog post on the Top Ten Employment Law Cases Of 2016, the quantum of damages awards is rising. This course will allow attendees to be proactive, know where to turn, and be armed with the knowledge they need to tackle tricky situations before they evolve into larger problems. Participants will be trained on how to conduct a workplace investigation in their own workplace, for example, or how to effectively manage a termination.
2) Learning from the Experts
For business leaders, human resource professionals, and employment law practitioners, the importance of debunking myths and education cannot be overstated. And what better way to learn than directly from the experts themselves? In addition to Natalie MacDonald and Stuart Rudner’s expert oversight, the course offers the chance to engage with faculty from across the employment law spectrum. Faculty members come from both the biggest firms in Canada, as well as the most well-known boutiques, and bring a dynamic perspective that will benefit all those in attendance.
1) 30 Continuing Professional Development Hours
As if that wasn’t enough, we know that you need CPD credits, and attending this course will get you 30 hours of CPD accredited by the HRPA!
For more information, interested readers may contact Osgoode Professional Development directly at www.osgoodepd.ca. We look forward to seeing you in the classroom!
By Stuart Rudner and Richa Sandill