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28th Annual Fasken Forum - Labour, Employment, Human Rights, Pensions & Benefits Conference

Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group Conference (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Toronto Board of Trade
First Canadian Place
77 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON
M5X 1C1
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Fasken Martineau invites you to the 28th Fasken Forum – Labour, Employment, Human Rights, Pensions & Benefits Conference on April 26, 2013. Please note that this year the conference will be held at the Toronto Board of Trade.

In addition to providing a general review of the year's most important legal developments, this year's conference will include presentations on the evolution of employee privacy rights, constructive dismissal, the duty to accommodate employees on the basis of their family status, pension reform and an update on the implementation and enforcement of the AODA. For the afternoon breakout sessions, you will be able to select the two topics 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
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Presentations

          The Year in Review: A Look at Trend Setting Cases, Legislation and Politics 
          Pension Reform: Fact or Fiction? 
          The Ongoing Evolution of the Employee Privacy Rights: Separating Fact from Fiction 
          Family Status: The Next Big Thing? 
          Employer Obligations under Access for Ontarions with Disabilities Act: What you need to Know 
          Developments in the Law of Constructive Dismissal  

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon
  • 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)

    Structuring of Severance Arrangements: Review of Available Options and the Evolution of the Duty to Mitigate
    B. Do’s and Don’ts When Terminating an Employee for Cause
    C. Managing Medical Leaves of Absence: Policies and Best Practices
    D. Occupational Health & Safety Investigations/Audits: How to Protect the Company and its Employees

  • 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Discussion & Questions

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

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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