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Employment law 101: From hiring to firing

Feb 22, 2017

Emerging companies must navigate through a wide range of complex employment issues as they gain a foothold in the market and position themselves for a growth trajectory. In order to properly manage the associated risks, it’s crucial for emerging companies to be cognizant of several key employment law compliance issues they will be confronted with along the way.

These companies must also understand their obligations and rights when it comes to hiring and terminating employees in order to protect effectively manage potential liabilities and limit issues with respect to financing.

This presentation by Steven Dickie, an Associate in Osler’s Employment and Labour Group, is available in both webinar and PowerPoint format, and will cover five employment law issues consistently encountered by emerging companies in Canada to help them manoeuvre through these matters:

  • employees vs. independent contractors
  • hiring interns
  • the importance of employment agreements
  • key employment compliance issues
  • termination of employment

For more information, contact Steven Dickie, Associate, Labour & Employment, at or 416.862.4275.

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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