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 a module in the Human Resource Professional 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

For over 20 years, Darren has advised employers on their rights and obligations pertaining to union-management relations, employee discharge and discipline, human rights and employment standards.  He has represented these clients in collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, labour relations board and human rights proceedings, wrongful dismissal actions and injunction applications.  Darren has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for Labour and Employment since 2010. He is also listed as Provincial Litigation Star under Employment Law in Benchmark Canada 2015

 Darren has taught labour relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels as a Per Course Instructor with Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration.  He continues to provide specialized training and seminars on employment law and labour relations topics for clients, other lawyers, and through Memorial University’s Gardiner Centre and the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council.

 Darren is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, and the Human Resources Professionals of Newfoundland and Labrador.  He is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Disciplinary Panel.

 Darren has contributed to his community as Vice-Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council, director of the Conception Bay South Lions Housing Initiative, director of the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation, and as President of the Better Business Bureau of Newfoundland & Labrador.  He is a former Commissioner of the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Scouts Canada and continues to be a dedicated Scouter helping to organize and volunteer at provincial, national and international jamborees.

Scheduled Date(s)

February 13, 2017 - February 14, 2017


$920 +HST

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