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Federal Sector Update 2019

Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group Seminar
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333 Bay St., Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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The past year has been dizzying for employers in federally-regulated industries, who are struggling to keep pace with all the legislative changes. In this Federal Sector Update, we will recap the most significant changes to labour and employment laws and highlight the key changes on the horizon. The panel from Fasken will be joined by Derrick Hynes of FETCO, an employers’ association comprised of federally regulated employers within the transportation and communications sectors, who will provide insight from his consultations with lawmakers about these changes.

Specific topics include: 

  • The amendments to the Canada Labour Code (“Code”) which came into effect September 1, 2019, including new entitlements related to scheduling, leaves of absence, flexible work arrangements, breaks and rest periods;
  • Additional changes to the Code, expected in 2020, including restrictions on paying employees differently on the basis of employment status (e.g. full-time vs. temporary employees) and new obligations related to the prevention of violence and harassment in the workplace;
  • The new Accessible Canada Act and what we expect to see in the forthcoming regulations;
  • The new Pay Equity Act coming into force in 2020 and how to prepare for the long and winding road ahead;
  • The proposed new pay transparency requirements under the Employment Equity Act; and
  • The potential impact of the federal election on these legislative changes.

Videotaping Policy: During this event, Fasken will be videotaping and broadcasting to a live audience. You may be filmed as part of the audience and seen on screen and in the archived footage.


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am Seminar and Q&A


You can participate in this seminar on-line via webinar, or by attending in-person at our office in Toronto

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This seminar is complimentary 

1.5Hours Available Via Webinar
Note: This programme contains 1 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements

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Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329

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