Manitoba HR Professionals Webinar: Top 10 Topics for Employers

Event Time and Date

  • Central Daylight Time (CDT)
    May 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Venue: Online


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As an employer, you should be aware of the most prevalent labour and employment issues, and related legal considerations, affecting your workplace. This webinar will offer an overview of the top topics in labour and employment law and the tools to help you navigate common issues that may arise in your workplace. You will have the opportunity to hear from our experienced team of labour and employment lawyers on various topics and to ask questions during engaging Q&A panel sessions.


  • Employment Standards Overview
    • Provincial and federal jurisdictions
    • Application of the ESC
    • General employer obligations & employee entitlements
    • Complaints and enforcement
  • Overtime
    • Hours of work and overtime rules in Manitoba
    • Exceptions
    • Averaging agreements and permits
    • Common mistakes relating to overtime
  • Employment Agreements
    • The importance of employment agreements
    • Using employment agreements to protect the employer’s interests
    • Implementing employment agreements for new and existing employees
  • Working with Unions
    • Differences between unionized vs. non-unionized workplaces
    • The union organizing process
    • How to approach a union organizing campaign
  • Workplace Safety and Health Obligations
    • Responsibilities of employers and supervisors
    • Workplace safety and health committees and representatives
    • Best practices for complying with safety and health obligations
    • Investigations and potential exposure to penalties and fines
  • Human Rights, Accessibility and the Duty to Accommodate
    • Protected characteristics and the duty to accommodate
    • Requesting medical information
    • Fitness and return to work
    • Frustration of contract and innocent absenteeism
  • Workplace Investigations
    • Why and when to investigate?
    • Selecting an investigator and the investigation process (basics)
    • What do you do with the alleged harasser? Leaves and disciplinary action
    • Consequences of an improper investigation
  • Progressive Discipline
    • Overview of the concept of progressive discipline and its benefits
    • Tips and strategies on how to best implement progressive discipline
  • Termination of Employment
    • Review the ways in which employment can be ended by the employer and the pros and cons of each method
    • Best practices on effecting a termination
    • Litigation strategies when a former employee pursues a claim following termination
  • Remote Work
    • Which laws govern and tax/payroll considerations
    • Workers compensation, workplace safety and health, human rights and privacy implications
    • Employment contracts and remote work policies


 Event details

  • Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 9:00a.m.–12:30p.m. CDT
  • Materials: You will receive an electronic copy of PowerPoint materials prior to the webinar.
  • Cost: Regular fee: $295, CPHR members: $250, Group of four discount: $840 ($210 per person)
  • Cancellation: Cancel by May 15 for a full refund. Contact Dabota Fashola at to inquire.
  • Registrations submitted after May 15 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.
  • Late registrations will be accepted as space permits.
  • Pre-approved for 3.5 CPD hours with CPHR Manitoba.


Dabota Fashola
MLT Aikins LLP
(403) 693-2649


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