Program Directors

Natalie C. MacDonald

MacDonald & Associates

Stuart E. Rudner

Rudner Law

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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 16th annual offering of this highly acclaimed Certificate program.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded 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’ts 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


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

Albertina Maciukas

HR Generalist, Affiliated Services for Children and Youth

“Great program, very relevant, easy to understand and highlights the nuances of the situations which HR professionals inevitably face.”


View the 2024 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.


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$4,495 + TAX


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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must view all program modules (either live or archived) and successfully complete an online assessment by May 18, 2024. 

Carolina Piedrahita

Human Resources Consultant, ADP

“The course was very interesting, and the lawyers were very knowledgeable and experienced. I learnt a great deal from the practical cases they discussed throughout.”

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
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Substantive27h 30m
Total CPD31h

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