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Insurance Institute of Ontario- Fundamentals of Employment Law for Team leads, Supervisors & Managers

by Insurance Institute of Ontario
November 01, 2018
18 King St. E. 16th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5C 1C4

At every step of the employment relationship from advertising an opening, to interviewing a candidate, to hiring and firing an employee, missteps can cause issues that lead to legal action. As a team lead, supervisor or manager you need to be aware of the pitfalls and how to avoid them. Join us to learn more about employment law and how it affects your role in the insurance industry.

This half-day interactive presentation is designed to provide you a practical understanding of employment law. The session will focus on non-unionized workplaces in Ontario. It is suitable for individuals involved in hiring, managing, supervising, disciplining and terminating workers, and implementing workplace policies and procedures. In this session, you will gain an understanding of the provincial standards and common law principles of employment law to handle employment issues that arise on a day-to-day basis.

The employment relationship has been likened to a marriage, and that analogy will form to basis of the exploration of the following subject matter:

The Courtship

    • What kind of a relationship do you want? What’s the difference between an independent contractor and an employee?
    • Common mistakes in recruitment and how to avoid them

The Engagement

  • The proposal and the pre-nuptial agreement: The benefits, best practices and pitfalls of hire offers and contracts of employment.

The Marriage

  • Maintaining the relationship: Dealing with poor performance, leaves of absence and misconduct

The Divorce

  • Ending the relationship: what’s the difference between “lay off”, “termination” and “severance”?
  • The termination package: what does it include and how much?
  • Good faith and the “art” of the termination meeting

CE accreditation: 3 Management RIBO hours pending.

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