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Cross-Country Developments in Employment Law

Online and in-person (Toronto office), June 13, 2024 - 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Employers face challenges every day when managing their workplace and workforce. This includes dealing with complex workplace investigations, navigating the evolving digital landscape, being mindful of key diversity and inclusion considerations, and keeping abreast of relevant case law and new regulations.

Please join members of our Employment & Labour group as we discuss some of the current issues and latest developments in today's everchanging market.

For those joining us online, you are welcome to attend the full program or only those topics most relevant to you. 

Event Details:
Thursday, June 13, 2024
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET) | See schedule below
Please register by Friday, June 7, 2024
Space is limited for in-person attendance so please sign up as soon as possible.

Time Description

8:30 a.m.

In Person: Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

Online: Livestream Begins

Session 1

Presentations and Q&A

9:00 – 9:25 a.m.

  • Welcome Remarks

  • Dismissal Case Law Update

9:25 – 9:40 a.m.

  • Quebec Cases and Legislative Developments

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.


10:40 – 10:55 a.m.


Session 2

Presentations and Q&A

10:55 – 11:10 a.m.

  • Workplace Investigations: Process and Pitfalls

11:10 – 11:25 a.m.

  • Is It Time to Refresh Your Employment Agreements (Again)?

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

12:15 – 12:25 p.m.


12:25 – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

In Person: Networking Lunch


Mandatory Continuing Education:

Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)

This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) under Category A of the CPD Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).

This program contains 1 hour of EDI content, 30 minutes of Professionalism content and up to 1 hour and 30 minutes of Substantive content.

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for up to 3 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia, 1.50 Hours of which counts towards the two-hour requirement for ethics and/or practice management.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished. 

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.