Employment Law for Managers
Learn the key employment laws that protect the rights of your employees and create a better employee/employer relationship.
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Employment Law for Managers

Learn the key employment laws that protect the rights of your employees and create a better employee/employer relationship.

Employment Law for Managers is designed to help participants ensure fair treatment of employees and avoid costly legal action.  The seminar explains the legal rights of employees in the areas of contract employment, harassment, discrimination, hiring, termination, discipline, pay equity, employment standards, and other employment practices.  Participants will gain knowledge of current provincial and federal employment law and statutes, employment standards legislation, human rights legislation, health and safety legislation, and worker’s compensation legislation.  The seminar explains how the legal jurisdiction and associated employment law impacts recruitment, selection, and employment contracts.  The issue and process of probation, termination, and constructive dismissal is explained for both a union and non-union work environment.  Situational practice exercises are used to guide participants through the process of identifying which and how employment laws apply in different circumstances. 

This is an elective module in the Human Resource Development Program.


For Individuals
  • Improve your understanding of employment law
  • Improve employee relations
  • Understand the relationship between discipline and training
  • Enhance understanding of labour standards
  • Understand how the law applies in union and non-union environments
For Organizations
  • Improve workplace climate
  • Protect employee rights
  • Avoid workplace conflict
  • Introduce techniques to help employees through disciplinary action
  • Minimize legal action and expense
  • Introduce industry best practices

Who Should Attend

Business owners, managers, supervisors and human resource professionals.


Build your competencies in employment law through professional development in:

  • Understanding the liability in the employment relationship
  • Reviewing the laws of employment practices including: contract employment; hiring/ termination; discipline; harassment; discrimination; pay equity; occupational health and safety; and labour standards
  • Ensuring that federal and provincial legislation is adhered to in your organization
  • Understanding the effect of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the employment relationship

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 14


Darren Stratton

Darren is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.Comm. (Co-op.), and Dalhousie University (LL.B.) and a partner with the law firm, McInnes Cooper based in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Darren practices management-side labour and employment law and corporate and commercial law. He has appeared at all levels of court in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and before the Federal Court of Canada. With respect to labour relations matters, Darren has appeared before the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board and collective agreement arbitration panels. He is also skilled in negotiation and mediation. Darren was recognized for his practice in Labour and Employment law by the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Darren is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. For 10 years Darren was a per-course instructor with Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Business Administration. He continues to contribute to management education as a frequent presenter at the University’s Gardiner Centre and at conferences sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council.

Darren has been heavily involved in his community. He is a Past President of the Better Business Bureau of Newfoundland and Labrador and has served as a director on the boards of the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation, Conception Bay South Lions Housing Authority, and the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Newfoundland Branch.  He is a dedicated Scouter and is currently a Deputy Commissioner with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Scouts Canada.

Scheduled Date(s)

April 23, 2015 - April 24, 2015


$850 +HST

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