This webinar will look at some of the top employment law issues that will impact employers in 2022, and provide an outlook on what employers need to monitor to protect their businesses in the year ahead.
11:30 a.m. - Introductory comments from Key Media
11:35 a.m. - Opening presentation: A brief employer’s guide to workplace vaccine mandates, compliance and exemptions
Jason Jagpal, Senior Associate, Whitten & Lublin PC
As employers face the increasingly complex task of managing vaccine policies, exemptions and compliance obligations, courts and tribunals are weighing in on the reasonableness of vaccine policies and mandates in the workplace. How far can employers go in requiring vaccines as a condition of employment? What are some key legal considerations when implementing a workplace vaccine policy?
• Trends from early decisions
• Key considerations regarding vaccine policies and exemptions
• What to anticipate in 2022
11:55 a.m. - Break
12:00 p.m. - Introduction
This panel of top legal experts will explore some of the major employment law issues and challenges employers will face in 2022 and discuss how they can best prepare themselves to minimize liabilities and protect their organizations while ensuring they meet their obligations to employees.
• What’s coming up in provincial and federal legislation?
• Early trends and changes to provincial employment standards
• COVID-19 – what will the major challenges be for employers in the coming year?
• Updates from the courts, boards and tribunals
• Key employment trends employers will need to observe closely in 2022
• Siobhan M. O’Brien, Partner, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP (Moderator)
• Andrew Bratt , Partner, National Practice Group Leader, Employment Labour and Equalities, Gowling WLG
• Jason Jagpal, Senior Associate, Whitten & Lublin
• Kristin Gibson, Partner, MLT Aikins LLP
• Stephanie Sheppard, Partner, McInnes Cooper
12:50 p.m. - Questions and answers
1:00 p.m. - Final comments and takeaways
This program has been approved for the following CPD hours:
1.5 hours by the Law Society of British Columbia, Law Society of Saskatchewan & CPHR Alberta
and 1.25 hours by HPRA & CPHR BC
The program qualifies for 1.5 Substantive CPD hours with the Law Society of Ontario.
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Partner | Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Siobhan O’Brien is an Ottawa employment, labour and human rights lawyer. She provides strategic, practical and cost-effective advice to employers from coast to coast on a variety of workplace issues. In addition to appearing before...
Jason spent 4 years at one of Toronto’s premier personal injury and litigation law firms where he became a strong advocate of client rights, especially for people who were injured due to the negligence or neglect of others. This background...
Kristin practises primarily in the areas of labour, employment and administrative law. She advises private and public sector clients on human rights, privacy, occupational health and safety, collective agreement bargaining and administration,...
Stephanie is a Partner at McInnes Cooper, one of Canada’s 25 largest business law firms. Based in St. John’s, her practice focused exclusively on labour and employment. She has extensive experience in grievance and interest arbitration, human...