AB HR Professionals Webinar: 10 Trending Topics in Workplace Law

Event Time and Date

  • 2023 Alberta HR Professionals Webinar
    April 26, 2023
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Venue: Online


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We know how important it is for you, as a human resources professional or employer, to be aware of current legal developments and their impact on your organization and the way you advise your organization’s leaders on managing their human capital.

To get you up-to-date on the latest developments, we’ve gathered a number of our Alberta labour and employment lawyers in one place (your computer screen!) for an intermediate-level live webinar covering trending topics in 10 key areas of labour and employment law. Although this webinar is targeted at HR professionals with less than 10 years of experience, attendees with other experience levels and professional backgrounds are welcome.


Key Policies Employers Should Consider

  • Overview of “trending” employment policies
  • Remote work policies, relocation policies, privacy and confidentiality policies, and diversity, equity and inclusion policies, social media
  • Discussion of purposes of policies and key considerations

Contracts and Offer Letters

  • Why every employer should implement employment contracts
  • Using employment contracts to protect the interests of employers
  • Implementing employment contracts for new and current employees
  • Changes your organization needs to make in light of COVID-19

 Termination of Employment

  • Just cause versus without cause terminations
  • Importance of Termination Letters and Releases
  • Managing risks associated with termination

 Cost Savings Under the Employment Standards Code

  • Common mistakes relating to overtime and vacation pay
  • Implementing Overtime Agreements and Averaging Arrangements
  • Tips for reducing potential exposure to liability

Addressing Labour Market Shortages Using Immigration Law

  • How to fill the gap in the workforce by hiring foreign workers
  • Different options for hiring foreign workers
  • Impact of recent changes in immigration employment classifications

Occupational Health and Safety Obligations

  • Employer and supervisor responsibilities
  • Occupational health and safety committees
  • OHS complaints and potential exposure to penalties and fines
  • Two Years Later: Harassment and Violence Prevention Policies

 Protecting Your Business Through Restrictive Covenants

  • Tips for employers to ensure restrictive covenants are enforceable
  • What employers need to know about amendments to the Canadian Competition Act
  • Evidence required to establish a breach

 Employer’s Rights When Addressing Medical Concerns in the Workplace

  • Employer’s right to request medical information – when and what
  • Employer’s obligations in ensuring employees are fit to work
  • Employer’s right to terminate for frustration and innocent absenteeism

Unions and the Modern Workforce

  • The organizing process, including recent trends (social media promotion (TikTok), support from Gen Z)
  • Legal rights of employers
  • Employer communications about unionization during organizing drive

 Employment Litigation Primer

  • Overview of different forums that employment-related claims can be brought (civil claim, human rights complaint, privacy complaint, OH&S complaint etc.)
  • Initial next steps if a complaint/claim is received
  • Evidence and building a winning case


John Agioritis
Scott Bell
Samantha Finkbeiner
Megan Kheong
Aaron Marchadour
Arooj Shah
Andreina J. Varela-Taylor


  • Date: April 26, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. MT
  • Materials: You will receive an electronic copy of PowerPoint materials prior to the webinar
  • Cost:
    • Regular fee $295 + GST ($14.75 ) = $309.75 per person
    • CPHR members: $250 + GST ($12.50) = $262.50 per person
    • Group of four discount: $221.25 + GST ($11.06) = $232.31 per person
  • Cancellation: Cancel by April 17 for a full refund. Contact Dabota Fashola at labourlaw@mltaikins.com to inquire.
  • Registrations submitted after April 17 will not qualify for a refund.
  • Program and speakers are subject to change.
  • Space is limited. Only employers or their representatives are eligible to attend. We reserve the right to decline registrants.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 3.5 CPD hours by CPHR Alberta.


Dabota Fashola
MLT Aikins
2100 – 222 3rd Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0B4

P: (403) 693-2649
F: (403) 508-4349

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