On-Demand Webcast: HRPA's Quarterly Legal Updates 2_Dec2018

1.5 Hours

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Starts:12/04/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:12/04/2056 8:00 AM

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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: Ashlee Froese

Ashlee Froese is lawyer and trademark agent, who is recognized by the Law Society of Ontario as a Certified Specialist in Trademarks Law.  With over 10 years’ experience practicing branding and fashion law, Ashlee provides a deep understanding of brand protection strategies.  Ashlee manages, enforces, commercializes and protects clients' brands domestically and internationally.  She also creates strategies for the planning and execution of brand protection strategies.  Ashlee is recognized by the World Trademark Review as one of the top 1000 trademark lawyers in the world.  Prior to launching Froese Law, Ashlee was a partner on Bay Street.

Ashlee is a frequent guest speaker and published author on branding and fashion law.  She has lectured at law schools, universities, cultural institutions, law societies and industry associations throughout North America.  She has also been published in numerous magazines, academic publications and is a contributing author to a nationally published book.  Ashlee is frequently sought out by the media to provide her commentary to the media on leading branding and fashion law matters.

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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