Employment, Labour and Human Resources Conference for the Healthcare Industry

When: Thursday May 24, 2018

Host: Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers

Location: Toronto Marriott Downtown, Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street, Toronto ON M5G 2L2

Cost: Complimentary

RSVP: Monday May 3, 2018

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Conference Agenda

8:00am - 8:30am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am

Welcome and Year in Review

  • Recent Case Law Developments.
  • Important Legislative Changes.
  • What’s Coming Down the Pipe?

9:30am - 11:00am

Addiction, Alcohol and Drug Use in the Healthcare Industry

  • Do you suspect (or know) you have an employee with a drug or alcohol dependency? Now what?
  • Case law update regarding challenges to drug and alcohol testing programs.
  • When addiction-associated misconduct is, and is not, a punishable offence.

11:00am - 11:15am

Networking Break

11:15am - 12:30pm

Bill 148: Key Amendments Impacting Healthcare

  1. Employment Standards Act
    • Equal Pay for Equal Work.
    • Scheduling and On-Call Requirements.
    • Public Holiday Pay Calculation.
    • Personal Emergency Leave.
  2. Labour Relations Act
    • Access to Employee Lists.
    • Card-Based Certification in Home Health Care.
    • Consolidation of Bargaining Units.
    • First Contract Mediation/Arbitration.
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Small Group Sessions (Select One)

Topic 1

Common Workplace Investigation Challenges

  • Investigation “creep”: strategies for managing an everexpanding mandate.
  • Dealing with difficult interviewees.
  • “He said, she said”: how to resolve credibility disputes.
  • Tips for writing the report and deciding what to include.

Topic 2

Mental Health Claims at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

  • New chronic and traumatic mental stress policies and how they are being used.
  • Expanding the presumption of work-relatedness to PTSD cases involving front-line nurses.
  • Strategies for tackling workplace mental disability claims.

Conference Parking

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