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In brief

Our two-part webinar series is designed to bring Canadian in-house counsel and human resources leaders up to speed on the top labour, employment and human rights law developments of 2021 and to prepare them for what’s on the horizon in 2022.


Using our “quick hits” format, we provide two content-rich presentations complete with practical takeaways in one hour per session.

Apply our Annual Canadian Employer Update Takeaways Checklist: Going into 2022 to help your organization’s leadership prepare for some of the most important employment law developments.

With a focus on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, among other topics, presenters for Part 1 explore:

  • Implementing mandatory vaccination polices and contractual provisions
  • Human rights considerations
  • Privacy considerations
  • Occupational health and safety considerations
  • Key differences between unionized and non-unionized workplaces
  • What does fully vaccinated mean now? The impact of future booster shots
  • Case law updates

Speakers Part 1 – Focus on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations: Ajanthana AnandarajahGeorge AvraamDave BushuevKevin CoonMatthew De LioShyama TalukdarWilliam Watson.

With a focus on labor, employment, and human rights law updates on areas that are top-of-mind for Canadian companies, presenters for Part 2 of this webinar series discuss: 

  • A year in review: Top 10 employment law developments
  • Employment agreement updates
  • Practical responses to Ontario’s Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021
  • Hybrid/work from home models

Speakers Part 2 – Focus on Labor, Employment and Human Rights Law Updates: Ajanthana AnandarajahDave BushuevKevin CoonJeremy HannAlissa ScarcelloAndrew Shaw.

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George Avraam practices trial and appellate litigation. He is a certified specialist in civil litigation, is ranked in Benchmark Litigation, Chambers, Legal 500, Lexpert, and Best Lawyers in Canada. George is also a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

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Kevin Coon acts as counsel, and as trusted and strategic adviser to government, corporate and not-for-profit organizations, on human resource, regulatory, compliance and risk management, with emphasis on international labour standards; corporate social responsibility; ethics; codes of conduct; due diligence; human rights; workplace investigations; occupational health and safety; collective bargaining; workplace harassment; positive employee relations; local and global labour relations; government relations. Mr. Coon is certified as a specialist in Labour Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and has been ranked as a leading management side labour and employment lawyer in Canada by Who's Who Legal: Canada 2012 and recognized by Legal 500 2015 for labour and employment.

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Jeremy Hann is a partner in the Toronto Labour, Employment and Regulatory Law Practice Group. He joined Baker McKenzie in 2004. Jeremy received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 2000 and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario Law School in June 2003.

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Andrew Shaw is a partner in the Firm's Employment & Compensation Law Group. Prior to attending law school, Andrew held labour relations/human resources positions at both private and public sector companies. In these roles, he managed workplace disputes and grievances to an appropriate resolution, assisted internal clients with the interpretation of employment-related legislation, and provided counsel to senior management as required. Andrew assists clients with all aspects of the employment relationship, both unionized and non-unionized, in the province of Ontario and throughout Canada. He advises and represents employers in matters regarding employment standards, wrongful dismissals, human rights, labour relations/arbitration, union organizing, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, pay equity, and workplace investigations.

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Bill Watson’s practice focuses on large issue litigation and the conduct of complex negotiations, domestically and internationally, in the following fields: collective bargaining; government relations; health law; human rights; international labour standards; inquests; labour relations; occupational health and safety and privacy law.

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