Date Time Speaker Room
Friday, February 03, 201210:25 AM - 11:15 AM
Krista Hiddema, Partner
Stuart Ducoffe, Partner

DESCRIPTION:

Are you paying your employees to stay connected, even outside the standard hours of work?  Are you aware of how much time they spend connected remotely to your company? While the idea of having your people constantly connected may appear efficient, it may also lead to unintended consequences—running afoul of entitlements regarding work requirements, for example, or violating the right to privacy. Learn more about your rights and the rights of your workers.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Rethink your hours-of-work policies by understanding statutory entitlements regarding  weekend and evening responses to emails
  • Raise your awareness of legislative compliance issues, including use of a Bluetooth device while driving
  • See how privacy considerations enter the picture
  • Learn about employee rights around confidentiality of information
  • Ensure that you are respecting your employees’ right to work/life balance

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Co-founder of e2r Solutions® and a partner in the law firm Woolgar VanWiechen Ketcheson Ducoffe LLP, Krista Hiddema is an entrepreneurial business executive with a specialty in human resources. She holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario and is certified by HRPA as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and a Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP).

Krista has provided counsel to clients ranging in size from 10 employees to 10,000, in industries ranging from engineering and high technology to pharmaceutical, manufacturing and not-for-profit. Krista is also an accomplished public speaker who is regularly called upon to speak to employee groups, leadership groups as well as the general business community on a plethora of topics related to best practices in organizational development and leadership.  Prior to co-founding e2r Solutions®, Krista held progressively senior leadership positions throughout her career for some of the largest high tech companies in the world. In particular, and immediately prior to co-founding e2r Solutions®, Krista was the vice-president of HR and a member of the executive leadership team for SAP AG.

Stuart Ducoffe, co-founder of e2r Solutions®, is a partner with Woolgar VanWiechen Ketcheson Ducoffe LLP. As an employment and labour lawyer, Stuart has practised exclusively in the areas of employment and labour law since he was called to the bar in 1986. He holds BCL and LLB degrees from McGill University (1984) and is certified by HRPA as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).

Stuart has advised corporate employers on all matters pertaining to employment law, labour relations and their representation before a wide variety of administrative tribunals, boards of arbitration and the courts. He counsels employers with respect to the employment impact of commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, the negotiation of employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, injunction applications, human rights, health and safety, employment standards, workers’ compensation and human resources communications.