Employment, Labour and Human Resources Conference for the Healthcare Industry

When: Wednesday April 26, 2017

Host: Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers

Location: The Collaboration Centre in the MaRS Centre, South Tower, 101 College Street Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

Cost: Complimentary

RSVP: Monday April 3, 2017

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Registration is Full

Conference Agenda

8:00am - 8:30am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am

Year in Review

  • Recent case law developments.
  • Important legislative changes.
  • What's coming down the pipe?

9:30am - 11:00am

A Healthcare Provider’s Duty to Provide a Safe Workplace – A Panel Discussion

A cross-disciplinary discussion featuring Leslie Motz, Vice President of Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive, Lakeridge Health, and members of the Sherrard Kuzz team. The panel will discuss:

  • The Post Bill 168/132 World: Top issues.
  • Risk Assessments.
  • Resident Pre-Screening: When safety considerations conflict with human rights – is there a line to be drawn?
  • Do’s and Don’ts With Your Joint Health & Safety Committee.
  • The Union’s Role.
  • Best Practices When Interacting with the Ministry of Labour.

11:00am - 11:15am

Networking Break

11:15am - 12:30pm

Human Rights Accommodation

  • Family Status and Childcare Accommodation: The evolving legal test and how to comply.
  • Religion and Creed: What is (and is not) protected.
  • Accommodation in Scheduling.
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Small Group Sessions (Select One)

Topic 1

Accommodation Nuts and Bolts

  • The Doctor’s Note: You’ve got it – now what?
  • Workplace Restrictions: Work-hardening and ramp-up periods.
  • Frustration of Employment: What does it look like and what happens next?
  • Accommodation Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • Human Rights and Workplace Safety and Insurance: Overlap and key differences regarding disability management.

Topic 2

Preparing for and Negotiating a Collective Agreement in Ontario’s Healthcare Industry

  • Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act (“HLDAA”): Understanding its scope and collective bargaining process.
  • Recent Financial Trends and Interest Arbitration Findings.
  • Interest Arbitration: Strategic considerations to avoid it; and how to prepare a brief and obtain industry-wide evidence when arbitration becomes necessary.
  • Negotiating Local Issues Within a Province-Wide Sector.

Conference Parking

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