Fundamentals of Employment Law for Team Leads, Supervisors and Managers
Conestoga Chapter Office
515 Riverbend Drive, Unit 101, Kitchener, ON, N2K 3S3
Date and Time: May 10, 2018 9am - 12:15pm
CLASSROOM | ENHANCING
At every step of the employment
relationship from advertising an opening, to interviewing a candidate, to hiring
and firing an employee, missteps can cause issues that lead to legal action. As
a team lead, supervisor or manager you need to be aware of the pitfalls and how
to avoid them. Join us to learn more about employment law and how it affects
your role in the insurance industry.
This half-day interactive presentation
is designed to provide a practical understanding of employment law.
The session will focus on
non-unionized workplaces in Ontario. It is suitable for individuals involved in hiring, managing, supervising, disciplining and terminating
workers, and implementing workplace policies and procedures.
The session will help participants gain an understanding of the
provincial standards and common law principles of employment law to handle
employment issues that arise on a day-to-day basis.
The employment relationship has been
likened to a marriage, and that analogy will form to basis of the exploration of
the following subject matter:
- The Courtship
- What kind of a relationship do you want? What’s the
difference between an independent contractor and an employee?
Common mistakes in recruitment and how to avoid
The proposal and the pre-nuptial agreement: The
benefits, best practices and pitfalls of hire offers and contracts of
- Maintaining the relationship: Dealing with poor
performance, leaves of absence and misconduct
Ending the relationship: what’s the difference between
"lay off", "termination" and "severance"?
The termination package: what does it include and how
Good faith and the "art" of the termination
About the Presenter: Patricia
Forte, BA , LLB, CRM, Miller Thomson LLP
Patricia provides insightful
advice and skilled advocacy in the following core areas:
litigation: focusing on the defence of
property, casualty, and disability claims. She provides opinions on coverage,
policy interpretation, and compliance with statutory and policy
law: advising clients about employment
standards, contracts, policies, privacy, restrictive covenants, workplace
investigations, employment discipline, termination, wrongful dismissal claims,
and human rights complaints.
Legal risk management
services: offering legal risk audits,
risk management planning, training, and education. Pat leverages her knowledge
of the law and emerging legal issues to help clients to safeguard against
individual and business risks, losses, and hazards.
Pat obtained her undergraduate
degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and her law degree from
Western University. She was called to the bar in 1997. Pat also holds leadership
positions within the firm – as the Waterloo Office Managing Partner
(2014-present) and as the Southwestern Ontario Litigation Practice Liaison. Pat
regularly speaks and writes on current topics of interest and about emerging
legal trends on her firm’s Insurance Law Blog and on Twitter (@PatForteMT).
The price of our half-day seminars include breakfast snacks upon arrival
and morning refreshment.
Number of Credits: 3
RIBO Management Hours
Cancellation Policy: No refunds, credit
notes issued only with 48 hour written notice.
If you have any questions or for
assistance with registration, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pricing for this seminar varies based on your membership. Prices exclude tax
IIO Members Early Bird (Until April 20th)
CIP Graduates Early Bird (until April 20th)