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September 2014

Workplace Training – “Improving Your Workforce” Online Live Webcast

September 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trainers - Dan Condon & Christine Ashton Based on the popularity of our previous workplace training webinars, we will now be providing a live online training session on proper employee supervision, discipline, and termination. In order for a business to do well, supervisors need to ensure that employees are given proper direction and supervision. Further, when employees are not meeting expectations, employers need to be able to address the issues and take steps to attempt to correct them. To assist…

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March 2015

Live Online Training Session – Workplace Accommodations and Sick Leaves

March 11, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Trainers - Dan Condon & Christine Ashton Based on the popularity of our previous workplace training webinars, we will now be providing a live online training session on how to properly handle employee accommodation requests and sick leaves. When an employee advises that they require accommodation in the workplace or to be placed on sick leave, employers are entering a potential minefield. It is important that employers take the proper steps to ensure that they understand the request, that the…

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July 2015

Live Online Training Session – Preventing and Responding to Workplace Violence and Harassment

July 22, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Trainers - Dan Condon & Christine Ashton Based on the popularity of our previous workplace training webinars, we will now be providing a live online training session on how to respond to workplace violence and harassment. When an employee advises that there has been an incident of workplace violence or harassment, it is important that an employer take immediate action. An employer should ensure that the complaint is documented, investigated, and addressed. If an employer fails to take these steps,…

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October 2015

Live Online Training Session – Hiring Employees and Independent Contractors

October 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Trainers - Dan Condon and Christine Ashton Based on the ongoing popularity of our training webinars, we will now be providing a live online training session on hiring both employees and independent contractors. Before entering into a relationship with either an employee or an independent contractor, it is important that the terms of the relationship are contained in an enforceable written contract. The matters to be addressed in the contract include compensation (e.g. salary, commissions, bonuses, etc.), restrictive covenants, intellectual…

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February 2016

Live Online Training Session – Conducting Workplace Violence and Harassment Investigations

February 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Trainers - Dan Condon and Christine Ashton Based on the ongoing popularity of our training webinars, we will now be providing a live online training session on conducting workplace violence and harassment investigations. Over the last few years, the potential liability of an employer for failing to properly investigate and respond to complaints of workplace violence and/or harassment has substantially increased. Currently, damages awarded against an employer who failed to address the harassment of an employee can easily exceed $150,000…

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October 2016

Live Online Training Session – Best Practices for Employee Terminations

October 26, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Trainers - Dan Condon and Christine Ashton Based on the ongoing popularity of our training webinars, we will now be providing a live online training session on terminating employment relationships. Over the past few years, the termination entitlements of employees have substantially increased. For example, a managerial employee with only 1 year of service can expect to be awarded up to 6 months' compensation in lieu of notice. If that employee had a 5 year fixed term contract, then the…

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January 2017

Live Online Training Session – Employer Webinar: AODA Training

January 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

Trainers - Dan Condon and Christine Ashton Based on the ongoing popularity of our training webinars, we will now be providing a live online training session on "AODA Training". Since its enactment, The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the "AODA") has established numerous obligations for all workplaces in order to improve access to goods and services for people with disabilities. As of January 2017, all employers (including those with less than 50 employees) will have to satisfy the following…

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May 2017

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Live Online Training – Best Practices for Hiring Contractors

May 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Trainers - Dan Condon and Christine Ashton Our Employer Webinar Series provides employers with value-added seminars by discussing best practices, going through practical examples, and providing sample documents. As part of this ongoing and popular Series, we will be providing a webinar on hiring contractors. Before entering into a relationship with a contractor, it is important that the terms of the relationship are contained in an enforceable written contract. The matters to be addressed in the contract include compensation, restrictive…

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July 2017

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Complimentary Online Employer Webinar: Preparing For A New Workplace Landscape – July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Presenters: Dan Condon Christine Ashton PREPARING FOR A NEW WORKPLACE LEGAL LANDSCAPE   On June 1, 2017, the provincial government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Bill 148 proposes, for the first time in over two decades, to make significant reforms to both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. It is widely expected that Bill 148 will swiftly be enacted, particularly given that it comes after a lengthy public review and that it…

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September 2017

Live Online Training – Best Practices for Handling Employee Illness, Accommodations and Leaves

September 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Trainers - Dan Condon and Christine Ashton Our Employer Webinar Series provides employers with value-added seminars by discussing best practices, going through practical examples, and providing sample documents. As part of this ongoing and popular Series, we will be providing a webinar on handling employee illnesses, accommodations, and leaves of absence. Employers have an obligation to grant employees time off (e.g. due to a family emergency), to accommodate employees (e.g. in regards to religious beliefs), and to allow a leave…

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December 2017

Live On-line Webinar – Bill 148: Preparing for a New Workplace Legal Landscape – December 6, 2016

December 6, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Trainers: Dan Condon and Christine Ashton On November 22, 2017, the provincial government passed Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Bill 148 is bringing about the most significant reforms to both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act in over two decades.  The amendments under Bill 148 will come into effect on January 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018. These changes include increases to minimum wage, 3 weeks' vacation pay entitlements for employees with 5 years of service, 2 paid…

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February 2018

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Live On-line Training: Employer Webinar Series – Employer Strategies for Addressing the Competition February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

BEST PRACTICES FOR EMPLOYERS IN ADDRESSING THE COMPETITION Our Employer Webinar Series provides employers with value-added seminars by discussing best practices, going through practical examples, and providing sample documents. As part of this ongoing and popular Series, we will be providing a webinar on addressing the competition. In today’s competitive environment, employers need to proactively address its competitors. As an employer, you may be looking to hire the star employee or star team of a competitor. Alternatively, you may be…

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June 2018

Live On-line Webinar: Employer Webinar Series – Preventing and Addressing Workplace Accidents June 20, 2018

June 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

BEST PRACTICES FOR EMPLOYERS IN PREVENTING AND ADDRESSING WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS Our Employer Webinar Series provides employers with value-added seminars by discussing best practices, going through practical examples, and providing sample documents. As part of this ongoing and popular Series, we will be providing a webinar on preventing and addressing workplace accidents. The provincial government has amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act to allow for prosecutions to be commenced up to a year after the Ministry’s inspector(s) learn of an…

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May 2019

Estate Administration Webinar Series – Jointly Held Assets: The Traps

May 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

The estate administration process is often a daunting one. With many moving parts, coupled with grieving family members and complex legal issues, many individuals who administer an estate are unprepared for what the role entails. Our Estate Administration Webinar Series provides practical information on topics related to estate administration to shed some light on the process and to assist clients and their advisors in spotting and dealing with various issues that could arise during its course. Click here to register

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June 2019

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Live Online Training – Best Practices for Employee Performance Management – Wednesday June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Our Employer Webinar Series provides employers with value-added seminars by discussing best practices, going through practical examples, and providing sample documents. As part of this ongoing and popular Series, we will be providing a webinar on addressing employee performance. Getting the most out of its employees is a key to the success of any business. In order to ensure a positive and productive workforce, employers need to implement strategic performance management practices. Attend our webinar on June 5th to learn…

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Estate Administration Webinar Series – Dying With or Without a Will – Thursday June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

The estate administration process is often a daunting one. With many moving parts, coupled with grieving family members and complex legal issues, many individuals who administer an estate are unprepared for what the role entails. Our Estate Administration Webinar Series provides practical information on topics related to estate administration to shed some light on the process and to assist clients and their advisors in spotting and dealing with various issues that could arise during its course. Click here to register

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July 2019

Live Online Training – Stopping the Competition: Using Restrictive Covenants – Wednesday July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Our Employer Webinar Series provides employers with value-added seminars by discussing best practices, going through practical examples, and providing sample documents. As part of this ongoing and popular Series, we will be providing a webinar on addressing employee performance. In today’s competitive environment, employers need to proactively address its competitors. As an employer, you may be looking to hire the star employee or star team of a competitor. Alternatively, you may be in the position of having to respond to…

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Estate Administration Webinar Series – Multi-Jurisdictional Issues in Estate Administration – Thursday July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

The estate administration process is often a daunting one. With many moving parts, coupled with grieving family members and complex legal issues, many individuals who administer an estate are unprepared for what the role entails. Our Estate Administration Webinar Series provides practical information on topics related to estate administration to shed some light on the process and to assist clients and their advisors in spotting and dealing with various issues that could arise during its course. Click here to register

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September 2019

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Live Online Training – Handling Workplace Accidents – Wednesday September 18, 2019

September 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Our Employer Webinar Series provides employers with value-added seminars by discussing best practices, going through practical examples, and providing sample documents. As part of this ongoing and popular Series, we will be providing a webinar on addressing workplace accidents. When an individual is injured in the workplace, an employer must properly investigate, report, and respond to the accident in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and the Human Rights Code. In light…

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Estate Administration Webinar Series – Claims Against the Estate – Thursday September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

The estate administration process is often a daunting one. With many moving parts, coupled with grieving family members and complex legal issues, many individuals who administer an estate are unprepared for what the role entails. Our Estate Administration Webinar Series provides practical information on topics related to estate administration to shed some light on the process and to assist clients and their advisors in spotting and dealing with various issues that could arise during its course. Click here to register

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November 2019

Employer Webinar Series – Nov 13, 2019 – New WSIB Rate Framework Coming Soon

November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

As of January 1, 2020, there will be a new WSIB rate framework in place for Ontario employers, which will change the classification of businesses and how premium rates are set. Employer classification and sub-classification will now, more than ever, play an important role in premium calculations. Are you ready for the changes to the WSIB Rate Framework? Attend our complimentary webinar on November 13, 2019 in order to learn about the changes and what your business should do to…

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January 2020

Employer Webinar Series: Workforce and Succession Planning – January 30, 2020

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

For business owners, in order to be competitive, it is important to keep on top of workforce costs and contingent liabilities related to their workers. These efforts are even more critical as part of readying the business for a potential sale. Otherwise, the owner risks a purchase price that is only a fraction of what they had originally hoped for. During this webinar, we will discuss best practices and strategies for employers with succession planning in mind. Click here to…

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February 2020

Employer Webinar Series: Key Clauses in Employment Agreements – February 26, 2020

February 26 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am

The use of written employment agreements can provide many benefits to an employer. In this webinar, we will discuss the key terms to be used in an proper employment agreement as well as the proper process to be followed when using written employment agreements. We will review the impact of recent case law and address matters including: 1. The proper process to be followed when using written employment agreements; 2. How to draft termination clauses; 3. How to provide for…

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March 2020

Estate Administration Series: March 12, 2020 – The Powers and Duties of Executors and Trustees

March 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

The estate administration process is often a daunting one. With many moving parts, coupled with grieving family members and complex legal issues, many individuals who administer an estate are unprepared for what the role entails. Our Estate Administration Webinar Series provides practical information on topics related to estate administration to shed some light on the process and to assist clients and their advisors in spotting and dealing with various issues that could arise during its course. Click here to register

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Employer Webinar: COVID-19 and Your Workplace – March 25, 2020

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As a result of COVID-19, employers have many difficult decisions to make in order to address business demands and health needs. These challenges have been further complicated by pre-existing and new obligations and options. This includes the recent legislative amendments to the Employment Standards Act, which took effect last week, creating a new category of unpaid leaves in regards to infectious disease emergencies. To assist employers and HR professionals with navigating this challenging time, we will be regularly hosting complimentary…

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April 2020

Employer Webinar: COVID-19 and Your Workplace – Weekly Update April 2, 2020

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Following our initial COVID-19 and Your Workplace webinar our second complimentary webinar will continue to assist employers and HR professionals as they continue to navigate this challenging time. At our second complimentary webinar on Thursday, April 2, 2020 we will: • review the processes and answer questions regarding layoffs, leaves of absences and dismissals; and • provide an update on the new programs being introduced by the federal and provincial governments including wage subsidies, the Canada Emergency Business Account and…

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COVID-19 Employer Webinar Series: Best Practices for Handling Layoffs

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our ongoing COVID-19 and Your Workplace webinar series is here to assist employers and HR professionals as they navigate this challenging time. For our third complimentary webinar on Wednesday April 8, 2020, we will address the best practices for handling layoffs as a result of COVID-19. In particular, we will review: 1. Determining whether to place your employees on a leave or a layoff; 2. Determining the details of the layoff; 3. How to communicate to your employees that they…

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Estate Administration Series: April 16, 2020 – Administering an Estate with Special Needs Beneficiaries

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

The estate administration process is often a daunting one. With many moving parts, coupled with grieving family members and complex legal issues, many individuals who administer an estate are unprepared for what the role entails. Our Estate Administration Webinar Series provides practical information on topics related to estate administration to shed some light on the process and to assist clients and their advisors in spotting and dealing with various issues that could arise during its course. Click here to register

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Live Employer Webinar: COVID-19 and Your Workplace – Weekly Update – April 16, 2020

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We continue our weekly series of webinars to assist employers in understanding and addressing the impact of COVID-19. In this webinar we will review the final terms of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy as it has now been passed by Parliament. We will also review how the CEWS and the earlier announced 10% wage summary will interact with one another, and also review other government programs which have been introduced. We will also again review the processes regarding layoffs, leaves…

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Employer Webinar – Top Fifteen COVID-19 and the Workplace Questions – April 23, 2020

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our ongoing COVID-19 and Your Workplace webinar series is here to assist employers and HR professionals as they navigate this challenging time. For our next complimentary weekly webinar on Thursday April 23, 2020, we will address the top 15 questions asked by employers further to COVID-19. For example, we will discuss: 1. Can you reduce an employee's compensation and have the government top it up (e.g. with the CERB or otherwise)? 2. What should you do if an employee reports…

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May 2020

Employer Webinar – COVID-19 and Your Workplace: Complying with Health and Safety Obligations – May 7, 2020

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Our ongoing COVID-19 and Your Workplace webinar series is here to assist employers and HR professionals as they navigate this challenging time. On April 30th, the Ontario Government announced that it has released guidelines and materials in order to help protect the health and safety of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, the Ministry of Labour has hired 58 new inspectors in order to ensure that employers are complying with the COVID-19 emergency orders and the COVID-19 health and safety…

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Employer Webinar Series: Conducting Workplace Violence and Harassment Investigations – May 13, 2020

May 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

You are invited to attend an online training session on conducting workplace violence and harassment investigations. This is practical employer training where we will look at case studies to illustrate examples of how investigations should be conducted and pitfalls to be avoided. The potential liability of an employer for failing to properly investigate and respond to complaints of workplace violence and/or harassment has substantially increased. Damages awarded against an employer who failed to address the harassment of an employee can…

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Estate Administration Series Webinar – Asset Protection in Estate Planning and Administration – Wed. May 20, 2020

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

The estate administration process is often a daunting one. With many moving parts, coupled with grieving family members and complex legal issues, many individuals who administer an estate are unprepared for what the role entails. Our Estate Administration Webinar Series provides practical information on topics related to estate administration to shed some light on the process and to assist clients and their advisors in spotting and dealing with various issues that could arise during its course. Click here to register

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Employer Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Your Workplace – When Workers Refuse to Work

May 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This afternoon on May 19th, the Ontario Government announced that Ontario public school will not resume before the end of June. The Ontario Government also announced that daycare centres and day camps will likely be gradually opened during the second phase. The start date of the second phase has yet to be determined and the restrictions that will be in place during the second phase are still unknown. As a result, many workers are still required to stay home to…

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