With the dawn of the new year, federally regulated workplaces across the country became subject to significant new harassment and violence legislation. While updated workplace policies had to be in place by midnight on January 1, 2021, employers and their union partners now face the difficult task of implementing those policies in a way that complies with the extensive new regulations. This …

More details about Understanding and Implementing Bill C-65: Clarifying new obligations, applying emerging best practices

Shelly Bent James (Executive Director of the NS Office of Immigration and Population Growth) will be joining members to provide an update from NSOI, including the Provincial Nominee Program and Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

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Having a basic knowledge of financial statements is crucial for every well-rounded lawyer. The more you understand about financial statements, the better you’ll be able to counsel clients with confidence, and use your financial understanding to your client’s advantage during negotiations or litigation. Attend this newly updated program and learn how to understand the basic structure of a …

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While most employees and employers raise workplace issues in good faith, complaints procedures and investigation processes are occasionally abused by those with ulterior motives. Employers and unions must be able to distinguish between false accusations levied with malicious intent and complaints that simply cannot be substantiated. In this session, experts will provide practical guidance on …

More details about Examining the Exception: Dealing with bad faith allegations of bullying, harassment, and misconduct

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it prolongs the need to maintain physical distancing practices in tandem with adherence to lockdown protocols restricting in-person interactions in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of the virus. While these measure help to keep our communities, families and workplaces safe, it brings with it unique challenges such as loss of routines, isolation fatigue …

More details about Homewood Health FREE Webinar: COVID-19: Loneliness & Isolation Fatigue – Self-Care Strategies

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, workplace parties across Canada have had to adapt their workplaces. In doing so, they have had to balance the employer's need to ensure orderly, efficient, safe, and predictable operations at the workplace against employees' needs for greater flexibility, to attend to additional childcare and other family responsibilities, to self-isolate in certain …

More details about Taking One’s Leave: Determining entitlement to leaves of absence, vacation, and sickness and disability benefits in the time of COVID-19