Alberta Employment Law Update 2019

Edmonton, Alberta

Event Time and Date

  • October 30, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Venue: The Westin Edmonton


10135 100th Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Details Price Qty
Regular Fee - Individual Ticketsshow details + $472.50 (CAD)*  
CPHR Member - Individual Ticketsshow details + $425.25 (CAD)*  
Regular Fee - Group of 4 Discountshow details + $1,417.50 (CAD)*  / bundle 
CPHR Member - Group of 4 Discountshow details + $1,275.75 (CAD)*  / bundle 
GST Exemption - Regular Feeshow details + $450.00 (CAD)  
GST Exemption - CPHR Membershow details + $405.00 (CAD)  
GST Exemption - Regular Fee - Group of 4 Discountshow details + $1,350.00 (CAD)  / bundle 
GST Exemption - CPHR Member - Group of 4 Discountshow details + $1,215.00 (CAD)  / bundle 

* price includes taxes


Workplace rules and best practices evolve continuously. Employers need to be aware of new developments in labour and employment law, regardless of what industry/sector you are in or how many employees you have. Effective human resource strategies depend on it.

This seminar will inform you of recent developments in the law and help you learn how to deal successfully with the issues they raise. The MLT Aikins Employment Law Update is designed for both non-unionized and unionized employers. We’ll bring you up-to-date on changes to the rules and help you develop proactive human resource policies and strategies.


New Government, New Rules – Changes to Employment and Labour Legislation

  • Provincial law changes – the pendulum is swinging back
  • Federal law changes – significant changes effective in September
  • How to prepare for upcoming amendments to labour and employment legislation

Employer’s Guide to Difficult Accommodation Questions

  • Several Tests for accommodating Family Status – which test should you use?
  • Learn whether and how to accommodate Medical Cannabis
  • The latest cases on accommodating Mental and Physical Disabilities and other protected grounds

Digitalization – Legal Challenges in the Rapidly Changing Workplace

  • Legal considerations when changing ways of working through Technology
  • Using Artificial Intelligence in the HR profession
  • Union considerations for Technology Changes

Drug and Alcohol Testing Today

  • Where are we at with Random Testing?
  • Do Site Access and Pre-Employment Testing rules differ across Canada?
  • Testing for legalized Cannabis and dealing with test results

It’s Just Not Working Out – Managing Employee Terminations

  • Hear about the latest cases on wrongful and constructive dismissal
  • Trends in reasonable notice periods – are they going up?
  • Terminating for just cause – is it ever worth it?

Open Forum

  • Senior employment and labour lawyers answer your questions on any employment-related topic.


Megan Kheong
Walter Pavlic, Q.C.
Jean Torrens
Kevin Wilson, Q.C.
Kristal Allen

Lynsey Gaudin

Dan Shapiro

Julie Shepherd


  • Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. | Seminar: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Registration includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
  • Registration closes Wednesday, October 9.
  • For a full refund, cancel before Thursday, October 10.
  • Registrations submitted after Wednesday, October 9 will not qualify for a refund and are subject to capacity.
  • Substitutions may be made at any time. Contact to process.
  • 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.
  • Pre-approved for 6.5 CPD hours with CPHR Alberta

Download Brochure | This event is also being offered in Calgary on October 29.


Dabota Fashola
(403) 693-2649

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