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Update on Employment Law: Trends and Changes in the First Half of 2023

CPD for Lawyers: 1 Substantive Hour CPD for HRPA and CHRP Members: 1 Hour


As 2023 reaches its halfway point, changes to Canadian workplaces continue at a rapid pace. Alongside updates to Canada’s Competition Act criminalizing wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements, Ontario’s Employment Standards Act has also undergone significant amendments that impact employers in Ontario.

Employers continue to deal with the aftershock of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hybrid and mixed-location workforces presenting an array of challenges that did not previously exist. This is further complicated by the labour shortage and challenges of attracting and retaining top talent. Employers continue to face issues concerning absenteeism and misconduct, which in severe cases may require the use of surveillance. All the while, the courts continue to issue decisions shaping how the common law will affect the workplace, including the legal implications of COVID-related leaves.

In this complimentary webinar, our workplace law experts will share a comprehensive review of the latest legal updates affecting employers and, as always, will provide a practical approach on how to address these workplace issues.

  • Legislative Updates
    • Changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act
    • Fight Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act
  • Recent Case Law and What to Watch Out for in the Future
  • Managing the Hybrid Workforce: Dealing With the COVID-19 Hangover
    • Long-term vs. short-term considerations
    • Refusal to return to the office
    • Requests for accommodation
  • Surveillance of Employees: The Good, Bad and Ugly