Past Seminars

Hiring Foreign Workers – Discussion of the Differences Between US and Canadian Immigration Laws and Application Procedures

This seminar will be moderated by Daniel Lee, Canadian Immigration Lawyer at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, and Douglas Cowgill, US Immigration Attorney at Cross Border Visas, U.S. Business Immigration Lawyers. This will be an opportunity to discuss immigration matters associated with mobile employee populations.

Daniel Lee and Douglas Cowgill will cover hot topics impacting global mobility, including:

  • When a Canadian can enter the US without the need for a Work Permit.
  • When an American can enter Canada without the need for a Work Permit.
  • When is a Work Permit required in Canada and the US.
  • What are the Work Permit application procedures and processing times in Canada and the US and the differences between the two countries.
  • How a DUI may affect admissibility into Canada and the US.
  • If a foreign national is inadmissible, can they still work in Canada and the US?
  • How can a foreign national transition from holding a temporary Work Permit to becoming a Permanent Resident?

Presenters

Date

May 29, 2019

Webinar Recording

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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

Date

May 8, 2019

Webinar Recording

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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

Date

February 27, 2019

Webinar Recording

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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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