Advancing your knowledge through continuous learning.

As part of our commitment to providing value-added services for our clients, Alexander Holburn has developed its FOCUS education program. FOCUS is devoted to providing educational content that is important to you. We understand how difficult it is to stay abreast of an ever-changing legal landscape. Therefore, our FOCUS in-house educational sessions and webinars are centred on the topics and issues you tackle day-to-day. These sessions are offered as lunch n’ learns and webinars for your convenience. Our seminars are led by our lawyers as well as by industry experts who are able to speak to topics that affect you and your business. If you are unable to attend one of our sessions, our FOCUS content can be easily accessed at a later date. If there is a topic you’d like us to explore, please email us at We value your input on new program ideas and would like to hear from you.

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Past Seminars

Year in Review

Mr. Robinson will provide an informative discussion of the top employment law cases including:

  • claims for dismissal prior to starting employment
  • meaning and use of probationary periods including the duty to fairly evaluate the employee
  • other recent cases of importance to HR practitioners



November 21, 2018

Extras! Extras! Learn All About Them!

An issue that regularly arises in construction cases is payment for “extras”. In this lunch and learn session, we will examine:

  • How extras are addressed in various standard form contracts
  • How to prepare and review claims for extras
  • How to resolve disputes about extras


November 8, 2018

Managing Employee Absenteeism

A discussion of the best practices for businesses to manage employee absences including:

• Culpable and non-culpable absenteeism – what is the difference?
• Requesting medical information – when and how detailed?
• Accommodating disability related absences – what steps must be taken and for how long?


September 26, 2018

Webinar Recording

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