Employment Law: Hot Topics in Canada in 2014 and Beyond
In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help employers, workers, and businesses understand the important and current issues in Employment Law in Canada that are affecting employees and employers.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course will include:
- Restrictive Covenants
- Drug & Alcohol Testing
- Criminal Background Checks
- Social Media
- Termination Clause Time Bombs
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Overview of Canadian hot topics for US employers
- Drug testing
- Background checks
- Shifting standards for termination provisions – how to enhance enforceability
- Benefits and other entitlements
- Waiver of resignation notice
Duncan Craig LLP
- Confidentiality Agreements and Social Media
- Absenteeism: Reasonable Penalties
- Restrictive Covenants Signed by Employees
- Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements
Who Should Attend:
- Employment and Labor Law Attorneys
- Human Resources Professionals
- Senior Management
- Employee Relations Professionals
- Compliance Managers
- Chief Compliance Officers
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Rebecca Marks is Of Counsel to the International Practice Group of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., which provides worldwide labor and employment law support in over 100 countries. Her expertise includes crafting practical, business-centric advice on international employment issues for U.S. management of multinational corporations. She supports human resources internationally and manages outside foreign counsel to achieve best results in employment relations issues including wage and hour, discrimination allegations, disciplinary procedures, performance improvement, terminations and enforcement of non-competes. Rebecca also prepares and provides advice on employment policies, contracts, termination agreements and global mobility. Prior to joining Ogletree, Rebecca was Senior Corporate Counsel responsible for international employment issues in 20+ different countries for Pegasystems Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is proficient in French and has lived 22 years in France, Australia, Spain, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Rebecca Marks is Of Counsel to the International Practice Group of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., which provides …
Ron is a Partner in Duncan Craig LLP’s Edmonton office and is also the head of Duncan Craig LLP’s Employment Law Practice Group and Construction Law Practice Group. Ron’s primary practice areas are employment & human rights law, construction law and commercial litigation.
Ron has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta and has conducted hearings before various tribunals and boards including the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Ron has authored papers and conducted numerous seminars on various employment law topics including, just cause issues; progressive discipline; the duty to accommodate; employees as fiduciary; and, non-competition and non-solicitation contracts. He also regularly gives guest lectures at the University of Alberta in Techniques in Negotiations.
Ron is a Partner in Duncan Craig LLP’s Edmonton office and is also the head of Duncan Craig LLP’s Employment …
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About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 750 lawyers located in 46 offices across the United States, in Europe, and in Mexico. Ogletree Deakins is the “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management categories in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.
About Duncan Craig LLP
Duncan Craig LLP is an Alberta based law firm located in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown. They provide a full range of corporate and litigation services to local, national and international clients. Since 1894, Duncan Craig LLP has taken pride in finding legal solutions for their clients. Their business is built on relationships and they are proud to be engaged supporters of the Alberta community.