Introduction to Employment Law *IN PERSON*

$525 + HST

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June 18, 2024
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM (NDT)

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Protect the rights of your employees and create better employee/employer relationships through a better understanding of essential employment law topics.

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. This session will inform participants how they can stay apprised of changes in employment law and how the legal jurisdiction and associated employment law impacts recruitment, selection, and employment contracts. This includes a specific focus on Human Rights, highlighting the process undertaken in the event of a Human Rights complaint and how HR professionals can be best prepared. Situational practice exercises are used to guide participants through the process of identifying which and how employment laws apply in different circumstances.

Ensure fair treatment of employees and avoid costly legal action in this thorough review of employment legislation and labour standards.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Gain knowledge of current provincial and federal employment law and statutes, employment standards legislation, human rights legislation and health and safety legislation.
  • Increase understanding of labour standards and how the law applies in union and non-union environments.
  • Distinguish the difference between mediation and conciliation and the process for hearing Human Rights complaints.
  • Define and differentiate the Duty to Accommodate and Undue Hardship.
  • Understand the process for how new laws are passed
  • Gain valuable resources for keeping up to date on legislative changes.

This course is part of the Strategic Human Resources Management Program.

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7


Blair Pritchett

Blair Pritchett manages Intact Insurance’s legal teams in Newfoundland & Labrador and New Brunswick.  Prior to taking on that role, Blair was a practicing lawyer for almost two (2) decades.  Most of Blair’s time in private practice was with McInnes Cooper, where he was a partner and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Blair is a frequent instructor and lecturer on legal topics relevant to the workplace, including employment, human rights, occupational health and safety, employee discipline and the legalization of cannabis.  Blair’s background, which combines legal expertise and hands-on management experience, offers students a unique perspective on the law of the workplace.

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