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Employment law 101: Managing risks and liabilities (Webinar)

Apr 4, 2019

Emerging and high growth companies in Canada will be confronted with a number of employment-related risks and issues at every stage of their business. Given that employment law and employment standards in Canada vary from province to province, your business should be cognizant of the appropriate regulatory framework that would apply.

Whether determining when to engage someone as an independent contractor or as an employee, or drafting an employment agreement, your business must understand the associated liabilities and potential risks. This presentation by Allison Di Cesare and Summer Danakas, associates in Osler’s Employment & Labour Group, examines key employment-related issues and describes best tips and practices to guard against regulatory scrutiny, protect your business and comply with employment standards legislation, from hiring to termination. Available in both webinar and PowerPoint format, the goal of this presentation is to help you navigate the following issues:

  • Key differences between employees and independent contractors
  • How “interns” are not a recognized class of worker
  • Why employment agreements are a critical part of risk management when it comes to your employees and why it’s important to sign the document before the individual starts employment
  • Key employment compliance issues including employment standards, human rights, and occupational health and safety
  • Important considerations when terminating employment

Slides: Employment law 101 for start-ups

For more information, please contact Allison Di Cesare or Summer Danakas.

This presentation is part of Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies 101 series, designed to help emerging ventures navigate through the various issues and legal requirements they will encounter throughout their growth cycle.


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