Employment Law Seminar


Registration Fee: $225 + GST

MORNING PLENARYDemystifying the Litigation Process: it’s not like what you see on TV
Learn what to expect when you face, or think about starting, a legal proceeding in court or before a tribunal (like the Human Rights Tribunal).
In this session, our team of lawyers will break down concepts around the dispute resolution process and dive into costs awards and risks, questioning, timelines, and the difference between the Provincial Court, the Court of King’s Bench, and various tribunals.
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONSEmployment Contracts Essentials – Understanding the Parts Nobody Reads
One of the most important things employers must consider when entering into an employment relationship is the terms that will govern that relationship. Employment contracts assist in managing employee relationships, minimizing potential liability, and setting employee expectations.
This session will focus on the oft-overlooked but critical provisions that may be easy to gloss over as “boilerplate” (spoiler: nothing is boilerplate!). Understanding these provisions and why they matter will help you minimize your risk and best structure employment agreements.

Accommodation, Disability & Human Rights: What You Need to Know
In this session, our lawyers will provide practical commentary and insight on the procedural aspects of the duty to accommodate, including accommodations in the context of mental health, making inquiries, the threshold for notice of a disability. Non-medical accommodations will also be explored.
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONSWhen It’s Over: Understanding Termination
Terminating an employment relationship is never easy or enjoyable. Not only can emotions run high, but there are many legal (and non-legal) factors to consider from a risk management perspective.
This session will look at the ins and outs of termination, including for cause terminations, without cause terminations, and even constructive dismissal. You will leave the session with tips and tools you can implement immediately.

The ever swinging pendulum of change: The most significant developments to the law affecting workplaces in the past 5 years
The law related to workplaces continues to evolve and change, and employers must always adjust. In this session, our lawyers will look at the cases and legislative changes that have had the most significant impact (and lingering effect) in the last five years. Attendees will hear practical pointers about how to manage the evolution of the law now and into the future.
Get the answers you need, from the lawyers you call – ask our employment lawyers questions that arose during the seminar or in the course of your normal work.

Join our Partners and Associates for insightful sessions to gain tools to help you navigate recent changes in the workplace and emerging issues. The agenda boasts a lineup of timely topics focused on the legal landscape and how it relates to labour and employment in Alberta.

Breakout sessions will range from 101 style classes to deep-dives from our industry leaders. You will have the option to attend two breakout sessions but will have access to materials for ones you miss. The seminar will conclude with a bear pit style session where attendees will have the opportunity to get answers to important questions from our Panel of Pros.

This seminar has been approved by CPHR Alberta for 5 CPD hours.