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A Complete Guide to Employment Law

Learn the law
Ensuring employers are protected by learning the basis of employment law.

A Complete Guide to Employment Law is a comprehensive two-day workshop that provides HR professionals the tools to protect their organizations and navigate potential legal pitfalls related to recruitment, employee performance and termination or resignation issues.

Led by veteran employment lawyer Susan Sorenson, this seminar provides a complete picture of common law concepts with a focus on Ontario law.  HR professionals attending this seminar will receive a solid foundation in Ontario employment law and get an update on recent caselaw examples and trends.

Stay up to date on employment law trends and examples to better prepare for employer-employee relationship pitfalls.

  • Build a solid foundation in Ontario employment law. 
  • Stay informed on issues involving recruitment and selection. 
  • Strengthen your ongoing employment relationships with solid legal support
  • Save time and money.
  • Stay out of courts by educating yourself on the proper legal employment processes.
  • Understand best practices for avoiding legal conflict.

WHY you should be here:
You will learn how to:

  • Navigate legal implications of employment law
  • Identify potential contract and employee relationship pitfalls
  • Understand common law as it pertains to employer-employee engagement
  • Prepare your company for recruitment and selection of employees
  • Save time, effort and court battles

WHAT you will gain:
By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Know best practices for dealing with employment issues
  • Prepare your company with employment trends
  • Diminish legal issues and employer-employee disagreement

Who should Participate:
“A Complete Guide to Employment Law” is valuable for:
Those new to HR in Canada and for those who are looking for a refresh or update on Canadian employment law.

Speakers’ Bio: Susan Sorensen & Jennifer Fantini

Susan Sorensen is an associate director at Macquarie North America Ltd., working from the Toronto office as the Employee Relations Lead for Canada and as in-house employment counsel.
Ms. Sorensen was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2000. She graduated from Queens University Law School in 1998. Prior to law school, Susan majored in political science and received both an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining Macquarie, Susan practiced employment and labour law for 15 years, including as a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Ms. Sorensen had advised both private and public sector employers in labour relations and employment law matters, including the administration of collective agreements, employee terminations, disciplinary and appropriate workplace behaviour investigations, structuring and negotiation of severance packages, employee discipline, drafting of employment contracts, employee handbooks and employment policies, sexual and racial harassment, employment standards, workers’ compensation, and human rights issues. Ms. Sorensen has appeared before a variety of courts and administrative tribunals. Ms. Sorensen is a co-author of the text Employment Law: Solutions for the Canadian Workplace, Specialty Technical Publishers

Jennifer Fantini, Borden Lander Gervais LLP
Jennifer is a partner in our Toronto office. Jennifer was admitted to the Ontario Bar in
2001. She graduated from the University of Toronto with Bachelor of Arts in 1995, majoring in labour-management relations. Jennifer then completed a joint M.B.A./LL.B. at York
University/Osgoode Hall Law School, graduating in 1999

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November 26 & 27, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM​
Event Type
Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development 

14 Hrs
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Yorkville Conference Centre
150 Bloor Street West
Suite 200
Toronto, ON
M5S 2X9
HRPA Members: $795 + Taxes
Non-Members: $1045 + Taxes
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