SK Labour Update 2021 Webinars

Event Time and Date

  • Webinar registration
    May 26, 2021 - May 27, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Venue: Online


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The Labour Update 2021 will be held in two half-day webinars.

Workplace rules and practices evolve continuously. As an employer you need to be aware of new developments in labour and employment law, regardless of how many employees you have. Effective human resource strategies depend on it.

We’re going virtual for this year’s labour law update. This webinar series will take place over two consecutive half-day morning sessions and 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 Labour Update is designed for both unionized and non-unionized employers. We’ll get you up-to-date on changes to the rules and help you develop proactive human resources policies.

On the Agenda

Each day will start at 8:30 a.m. (SK time) and will run until noon. There will be one 15-minute break.

May 26, 2021

OH&S During a Pandemic – Helping Employers Address Work Refusals, Outbreaks and Remote Work Challenges

  • Discuss OHS and WCB perspectives on remote work
  • Analyze right to refuse unsafe work during a pandemic
  • Review OHS guidance on business operations and outbreaks

Wrongful Dismissal Update and COVID-19’s Impact on Severance

  • Hear about the latest cases on wrongful and constructive dismissal
  • Learn how to identify and manage issues arising regarding constructive dismissal and just cause
  • Consider the impact of the pandemic on severance and discuss pandemic-related changes to the litigation process

Cancel Culture: Social Media Use and Workplace Considerations

  • What is “Cancel Culture” and how has it affected the workplace?
  • Can an employer use employees’ social media content to investigate or discipline?
  • What options does an employer have when “Cancel Culture” harms an organization’s reputation?

May 27, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Return to Work – Important Considerations for Employers

  • Can employers require their employees to be vaccinated?
  • On what grounds could an employee refuse to be vaccinated?
  • Can employers require employees to advise if they have been vaccinated – or require proof of vaccination?
  • Can employees refuse to return to the office and insist on working from home?

Accommodating Employees During a Pandemic

  • Are COVID-19 symptoms or pandemic-related stress considered disabilities that require accommodation?
  • Do school and daycare access create family status claims?
  • What information can an employer require?

Open Forum

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

Speakers and Moderators:

Event Details:

  • Prior to the webinars, we will ship you the spiral bound seminar handouts (if you have requested printed materials) as well as our usual seminar swag bag!
  • Cost (for all webinars):
    $427.50 + GST ($21.38) = $448.88 per person
  • Registration closes: May 14, 2021
  • Cancel before May 14, 2021, for a full refund. Contact Sandra Janzen at to inquire about a refund.
  • Space is limited. Only employers or their representatives are eligible to attend. We reserve the right to decline registrants.

This seminar has been pre-approved for 6.0 CPHR Saskatchewan CPD hours and 6.0 CPD hours for members of the Law Society of Saskatchewan.


Sandra Janzen, MLT Aikins
1201 – 409 3rd Ave S
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5R5

P: (306) 956-6957
F: (306) 975-7145

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