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    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

    Panel discussion

    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.

    If you attended and watched all the sessions, please email registration@keymedia.com to request for the HPRA or CPHR BC event code.
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