New series to focus on employment law issues for health care organizations

Toronto health law firm Dykeman Dewhirst O’Brien LLP will be hosting a new monthly call-in program dedicated to employment law issues for health care organizations, led by its senior human resources counsel, Maria McDonald.

“This teleconference offers a cost-effective and convenient way for managers and human resources personnel for health care organizations to stay current on legal issues. You will learn how to save your organization money by avoiding the most common and costly mistakes in managing employees,” says Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman, partner with the firm.

The calls are designed exclusively for health care employers, and topics discussed come from the firm’s firsthand experience advising hospitals, long-term care homes, family health teams, community agencies, health charities and other health care organizations on their most common and costly human resources problems. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and share stories with colleagues.

Topics to be covered in 2015/2016 include:

Sept. 29: New developments in the enforceability of employment contracts

Oct. 27: Accommodating mental illness in the health care workplace

Nov. 24: New developments in 2015 on overtime and hours of work

Jan, 26: Termination of employment – pitfalls and solutions

Feb. 23: FAQs and practical answers on accommodating family responsibilities

Mar. 29: The Employment Standards Act – most common mistakes

Apr. 26: How to conduct a proper workplace investigation

May 3: Recent cases on “just cause terminations”

June 28: How to avoid age discrimination in the workplace

All calls will be held over the lunch hour from noon – 1pm.

The nine-call teleconference series is available for a flat rate subscription of $600 plus HST per employer, which allows an unlimited number of employees from an organization to participate in each call.

For more information, visit the DDO Health Law website or contact Franca Latino at for details.

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