Program Directors

Natalie C. MacDonald

MacDonald & Associates

Stuart E. Rudner

Rudner Law

Eligible for

OSAP

The law of the workplace – learn what you need to know in this leading-edge certificate program

Being on the top of your game and the complex rules and regulations governing the workplace has never been more important. Get to know the key challenges and the strategies and tactics necessary to overcome them.

Do you have a solid understanding of the ever-evolving laws governing the employment relationship and the risks for employers? Do you know the law in regard to drafting employment agreements; conducting workplace investigations and addressing the myriad problems surrounding discipline and dismissal?

Benefit from our distinguished faculty’s expertise and practical insights in these and other key areas, in the 13th annual offering of this highly acclaimed Certificate program.

What You’ll Learn

Designed specifically for human resource professionals by leading employment lawyers, this comprehensive 5-day program focuses on the key laws that impact the employment relationship.

Do’s and don’t’s when drafting employment agreements

Navigating the Employment Standards Act, including:

  • overtime pay
  • minimum wage
  • leaves of absence
  • pregnancy leave
  • personal emergency leave
  • employees’ obligations when on leave
  • termination of employment, and
  • severance pay

Resolving Human Rights Code claims

Addressing equity, diversity and inclusion obligations, with tips and tools for reducing discrimination complaints

Occupational health and safety: the key provisions

Practical strategies regarding the duty to accommodate

Practical considerations when assessing the legitimacy of a refusal of unsafe work

Conducting effective workplace investigations, including:

  • pre-investigative steps
  • the investigative process
  • preparing and writing an effective investigative report

Terminating the employment relationship and minimizing your legal exposure

The challenges posed by employees’ use of social media and its impact on the workplace

Who Should Attend

HR Professionals/Executives

VPs/Directors/Managers of Human Resources

VPs/Directors/Managers of Labour Relations

Disability and Return to Work Managers

Training and Benefits Specialists

HR, Employment and/or Labour Relations Consultants

Mediators and Arbitrators of Employment and Labour Law Disputes

HR Consultants

Business Owners

Employment and Labour Law Lawyers

Matt LeMaire

VP of People & Operations, Peel Mutual Insurance

“The difficulty and potential pitfalls and dangers of investigations and terminating an employment relationship are topics which can always use more fleshing-out and… the sessions were excellent in that regard. They will surely prove useful in helping protect our organization”

Faculty

Program Directors

Natalie C. MacDonald

MacDonald & Associates

Stuart E. Rudner

Rudner Law

Advisory Board

Michael Bach

Founder and CEO, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Sunil Kapur

Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Richard J. Nixon

Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Mardi Walker

Executive Counsellor at McLean & Company

Agenda

Jennifer Christian

The Guild of Automotive Restorers

“This course is a wise investment for any company that wants to ensure a profitable and positive future with a happy and healthy workforce. The program content was excellent and the all of the speakers were engaging and informative.””

Register

Mar 28 & Apr 4, 19, 26 & May 3, 2023

$4,495 + TAX

Time

March 28, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

April 4, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

April 19, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

April 26, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

May 3, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

Printable Registration Form

If a downloadable form is required, please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must complete all program modules, and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD & accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Format
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive28h
Professionalism30m
EDI3h
Total31h 30m
Substantive28h
Professionalism30m
EDI3h
Total31h 30m
This program has been approved for 30 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A3 of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
This program has been approved for 30 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A3 of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

View our CPD & Accreditation page to see previously calculated hours for this course.

Randi Jakobsen

Senior Director, Payroll, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

“Best of the best. Knowledgeable, useful, timely. Very helpful and has immediate benefits as soon as I get back to work.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Client and Technical Support

Have questions? Get advice in person, by email or over the phone.

Program content questions

David Thomas, Program Lawyer
dthomas@osgoode.yorku.ca

Online Technical Requirements

To ensure you do not encounter any issues that will impact or limit your learning experience, please review the following information.