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27th Fasken Forum

Labour, Employment, Human Rights, Pensions & Benefits Conference (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Hilton Toronto
145 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON
M5H 2L2
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Fasken Martineau invites you to the 27th Fasken Forum – Labour, Employment, Human Rights, Pensions & Benefits Conference on April 5, 2012. Please note that this year the conference will be held at the Hilton Toronto Hotel.

Our one day conference has plenty to offer! View the topics below and follow the link to register and pay.

For the afternoon breakout sessions, you have a choice of four topics – select the two that interest you the most.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


8:30 am – 8:55 am
Registration and Breakfast

8:55 am – 9:00 am
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
By Martin Denyes

9:00 am – 9:45 am
The Year in Review: A Look at Trend Setting Cases, Legislation and Politics
By Karen Sargeant and Katherine Pollock

9:45 am – 10:00 am
Pension News: Impact of New Employee Entitlements on Employers
By Peggy McCallum

10:00 am – 10:25 am
Exploring Management Rights: Is there a Duty of Fairness? When does Managing become Bullying?
By Donna Gallant

10:25 am – 10:40 am
Coffee Break

10:40 am – 11:05 am
Thoughts on Accommodation: Is Aging a Disability? Is Addiction a Get Out of Jail Free Card?
By Brian Smeenk

11:05 am – 11:30 am
Labour Relations: Highlights and Hot Topics
By Brian O’Byrne

11:30 am – 11:55 am
Restrictive Covenant Challenges: What’s Reasonable in this Day and Age? What to Do When Your Ideal Candidate is Subject to a Non-Compete
By Keri Bennett and Ralph Nero

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Session #1

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Breakout Session #2

Breakout Session Topic Selection (Choice of Two)

A. Meaningful Workplace Investigations: Do’s, Don’ts and FAQs
By Patrick Gannon and Alix Herber

B. Managing Employee Use of Social Media and Technology and Related Privacy Issues: Current State of the Law
By Ian Campbell and Hadiya Roderique

C. Unions and Employers: Tips for Managing a Unionized Workforce, Bargaining Issues to Look Out For
By Brian O’Byrne and Brian Smeenk

D. Implementing Change in the Non-Union Environment: How Far/How Fast? From Individual Role Changes to Pension Overhauls - Best Practices to Consider
By Ralph Nero, Peggy McCallum and Donna Gallant

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Refreshments and Opportunities for Discussion & Questions

Note: By attending this one-day conference, corporate counsel in Ontario can achieve up to 4.5 hours of education that can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Ontario Law Society of Upper Canada. Please note that these seminars are not accredited for the New Member Requirement or the Professionalism Requirement.

Conference Fee

The conference fee is as follows:
$175.00 per registrant, or
$395.00 per organization up to 3 registrants
(HST is additional)

Program Materials

Participants will receive a comprehensive set of conference materials prepared by our speakers. These materials will provide you with an excellent reference source.


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