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 info@nullahbl.ca. We value your input on new program ideas and would like to hear from you.

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Upcoming Seminars

Hiring Foreign Workers – Discussion of Available Work Permit and Immigration Programs

Hear from our immigration and employment lawyers on the options available for hiring foreign workers and the pitfalls to avoid including:

  • Work permit options – Global Talent Stream, Global Skills Strategy, Skilled Trades Worker, CPTPP and other programs
  • Strategic immigration advice for hiring – admissibility, time for application and ultimate eligibility for permanent residency
  • Employment risks to avoid when hiring foreign workers

Seminar

February 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Webinar

Workplace Investigations – Best Practices

Join our discussion on how to carry out investigations in the workplace to address complaints of bullying, harassment or other suspected misconduct including:

  • When are investigations necessary
  • Who should carry out the investigation
  • Tips for successful outcomes
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Seminar

May 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Webinar

Restrictive Covenants – Use and Enforcement

Receive an update from our employment and litigation lawyers on how to best protect your business through the use of restrictive covenants including:

  • Considering the options – non compete vs. non solicit
  • Putting in place with consideration
  • Discussion of recent cases dealing with enforcement
  • What language will be enforceable

Seminar

September 25, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Webinar

Year in Review

Come join Mr. Robinson as he reviews the changes to workplace law happening during the year including:

  • Discussion of key decisions from 2019
  • What to look for in 2020

Presenters

Seminar

November 20, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Webinar

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

Presenters

Date

November 21, 2018

Webinar Recording

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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

Date

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?

Date

September 26, 2018

Webinar Recording

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