Hiring and Firing: Know the Essentials

with Lisa Bolton & Tim Allen

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Learning Options:

Live webinar with chat*
includes 30 day replay

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)

*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

Registration Fee:

Save $25
Register on or before September 7, 2018
$140.00 + HST

Register after September 7, 2018
$165.00 + HST

CPD Credit Hours:

CPID Credit Hours

ON: This program contains 1.5 Substantive hours.

BC: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

SK: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

NB: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

Lawyers in all other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their actual attendance at the program towards their CPD requirement/plan.

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Who Should Attend

This basic level program is appropriate for lawyers new to employment law, as well as those seeking a refresher.

About the Program

Are you a new lawyer exploring employment law as a practice area? Maybe you’re an experienced lawyer who wants to expand your practice into employment law? Or perhaps you’re in-house counsel or a general practitioner whose work requires a basic but current understanding of employment law? If you fit any of these situations, this convenient, 90 minute webinar is for you! Taught with the non-specialist in mind, this fun, fast-paced course quickly and clearly explains common employment law problems that arise from missteps during the hiring and termination processes. What may an employer ask a job candidate? What questions and topics should be avoided? What can an employer do and not do when checking references? To what degree can an employer use social media in the hiring process? What should a careful employer do when evaluating whether to terminate? If an employer decides to terminate, how should the termination be carried out and documented? How can exit interviews land an employer in hot water? Learn the answers to these important day-to-day questions and more! From pre-employment considerations to post-termination issues, experienced employment lawyers Lisa Bolton and Tim Allen will share best practices and specific suggestions for reducing the risks of statutory and common law liability claims. Onscreen hypotheticals and audience polling will keep you on your toes and reinforce essential hiring and firing do’s and don’ts. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your knowledge and help your clients ensure that all their employment relationships start and end well - register today!

Meet Your Presenters

Lisa M. BoltonLisa M. Bolton is a lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP (Toronto), one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms representing employers. Lisa is an accomplished litigator with significant experience acting for organizations of all sizes, operating in a variety of industries. Her expertise includes Civil Litigation; Wrongful Dismissal Litigation; Employment Contracts; Executive Compensation; Workplace Contracts; Employment Standards; Human Rights; Attendance Management; Privacy; Grievance Arbitration, Strike Preparation and Management Training. Former General Counsel of a public multinational technology company, Lisa’s understanding of and appreciation for the client perspective enables her to help clients manage risk through a variety of business solutions and, where appropriate, use litigation to advance business goals. Lisa is a frequent speaker at national and local conferences, and is widely published on a variety of matters relating to employment and labour law, including in HR Reporter, Canadian Safety Reporter, Franchise Voice, Canadian Employment Law Today, Daily Commercial News, Inhouse - Canadian Lawyer, and other publications. She has a law degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph.

Lisa M. BoltonTim Allen is a lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP in Toronto. A skilled litigator, he provides advice and representation to employers in many areas of employment and labour law, including employee screening and hiring, human rights and accommodation, employment contracts, employment standards, and wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation. A frequent presenter and commentator on employment-related matters, include for the Human Resources Professionals his opinion has also been sought by Canadian Emplay Law Today. Tim is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, and a graduate of Queen's University, (Juris Doctor) and McGill University (Bachelor of Science).

Program Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Laws Affecting the Workplace

Screening, Interviewing and Offers

Employment Agreements

Deciding to End the Employment Relationship

Managing the Termination Process

Post Termination Considerations

Program Evaluation

Returning Registrant

Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.

HST/GST: 848208492

Until September 7, 2018

Hiring and Firing: Know the Essentials - October 4, 2018 $140.00

After September 7, 2018

Hiring and Firing: Know the Essentials - October 4, 2018 $165.00

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