Employment & Labour

Events to focus on labour laws, impact of social media comments

Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod is set to share his thoughts on a number of hot topics facing employers at events in Kingston and Toronto this fall.

On Nov. 18, MacLeod, principal at MacLeod Law Firm, will speak at a breakfast event hosted by the Kingston and District chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association on the topic of ‘Legal Shades of Grey’ — whether offensive statements made on personal time or on social media are just cause for termination. The event is set to begin at 7 a.m at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club in Kingston. For more information, click here.

Recently, MacLeod also joined a panel at the 2015 Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) HR Law Conference in Toronto, to discuss employee misconduct, suspensions and disability leave.

On Dec. 2 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., MacLeod will join fellow panellists to discuss ‘Labour Laws: Implications of a Changing Workforce’ at the Canadian Sharing Economy Symposium in Toronto, hosted by Insight.

The panel will discuss labour in the sharing economy, whether participants are “employees” or “independent contractors,” the problems and opportunities posed by these new labour relationships and any legal and policy changes that may be needed in response.

The event is set to take place at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre, located at 150 King St. W. in Toronto. For more information, visit the symposium’s website.

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