HRPA's Quarterly Legal Updates 3

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Starts:03/05/2019 9:00 AM

Ends:03/05/2019 10:30 AM

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Register for upcoming individual sessions here:

Session 1 - On-Demand

Session 2 - On-Demand

Session 3 - March 5, 2019

Session 4 - June 4, 2019

One Powerful Series.

  • The Latest HR-Related Legal Information.

  • Respected Employment Law Experts.

  • Invaluable Quarterly Updates.

Stay up-to-date with the most recent HR-related legal information, wherever you are.

The distinguished speakers will provide updates and insights every quarter in a series of four webcasts from 2018 – 2019.

When you register for the series, you will also receive a recording even if you miss the live webinar, so you will not miss any of the valuable information provided.

What you will gain:

A unique series - packed with value!

  • Exclusive chance to gain first-hand information fast, about current Ontario employment law issues from top employment lawyers.
  • Interactive series to engage the speakers and ask questions during these 1.5 hour sessions.
  • Sessions will be broadcast as webinars and you can access it using any mobile devices, i.e. computer, iPad, tablets, smartphones etc.
  • Never miss a session - If you are unable to attend any one of the series after you’ve registered, you will receive a recording of each webinar.

Who should attend:

  • HR Managers and Supervisors dealing with workplace issues and employee management
  • HR Professionals seeking to gain knowledge about the latest trends in social media, employment law and more

Panel Moderator/Presenter: Patrizia Piccolo

Patrizia is a Partner and Co-Founder of Piccolo Heath LLP. She provides strategic advice to both large and small employers and their human resources and management teams. Patrizia also advises employers on employment-related regulatory issues, including compliance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000, Human Rights Code, Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.

Patrizia is a trusted advisor to senior executives requiring transition assistance, whether they are evaluating job offers or severance packages. Patrizia also has extensive experience with guiding individuals who have been named in a workplace complaint so that they understand their legal rights and obligations.

Whether advising employers or employees, Patrizia’s practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring, performance management, workplace restructuring, termination and post-employment contractual breaches.

Presenter: Sarah Fagan

Sarah has been an Associate at Rekai LLP, a boutique corporate immigration law firm in Toronto, since 2014. She practices Canadian citizenship and immigration law exclusively.

Sarah’s practice encompasses a variety of immigration matters, including: business visitor entry, labour market impact assessments, employer compliance reviews, work permits, study permits, visitor records, temporary resident visas, temporary resident permits, criminal rehabilitation, permanent residence and citizenship. 

Sarah has experience offering strategic legal advice and assistance to large multinationals, small businesses, start-ups and individuals to facilitate both short and long term employment of skilled foreign workers (and secure valid legal status documents for their accompanying spouses and dependent children) in a wide range of sectors, including, technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing, academic, healthcare, financial services, tourism, food and beverage, and the transition of those individuals to permanent residence and citizenship. 

Prior to joining Rekai LLP, Sarah gained several years of corporate immigration law experience with the Toronto office of a prominent international law firm while completing the accreditation process to become licensed to practice law in Ontario.

As an immigrant to Canada, Sarah has first-hand experience with many of the applications that she now handles for her clients and can personally relate to the challenges involved in navigating the ever-changing landscape of Canadian citizenship and immigration law. 

Sarah is the current Vice-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Executive.

Presenter: Tina Lee

Tina is an employment and workplace lawyer, with over 13 years' legal experience across most Canadian provinces.  Her work is focused on servicing clients' business and workplace legal needs. 

Tina's expertise is in relation to the workplace.  She acts for employers and employees.  With experience "on both sides", she is an excellent resource for businesses and employers on strategic human resources and workplace planning.  She is also able to tactically advise clients on what "the other side" would do.  Her workplace law practice includes:

  • advising on human resource planning, workplace policy and contract drafting, privacy concerns, and workplace harassment complaints; 
  • leading and advising on employment and workplace issues relating to M&As and restructures;
  • preparing workplace policies and training; and
  • litigating cases involving wrongful dismissal, human rights, and non-competition and non-solicitation disputes.   

Tina is fluent in Chinese and English, both in writing and verbally.  She graduated from the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, and is one of the very few litigators in the GTA who are perfectly fluent in English and Chinese.

Tina is passionate about being involved in the community, and actively volunteers with different organizations.  Currently she serves as an authorized Coach for young legal minds at the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Presenter: Chetan Muram

Chetan is an associate at Piccolo Heath LLP.  He provides strategic support to employer and employee clients on a range of workplace issues. This includes employment litigation, human rights matters, occupational health and safety inquiries, and workers' compensation. In addition, Chetan assists in providing proactive advice to employers on a range of workplace issues such as structuring internal policies and complying with relevant legislation.

Both inside and outside the classroom, Chetan has had extensive international experience. This experience exposed him to a wide-range of perspectives. These perspectives inform his open-minded, nuanced approach to the unique workplace challenges both employers and employees may face.  

Outside of work, Chetan is heavily involved in health and human rights work. He currently serves as a board member with the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP). During law school, he was president of the University of Toronto's Global Health and Human Rights Working Group. Chetan enjoys taking full advantage of all that Toronto has to offer. In his spare time, he can often be found trying new restaurants, checking out local concerts and festivals, and optimistically cheering on Toronto sports teams.  

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