Best Practices for Hiring and Firing Canadian Employees
Employment Law Essentials
In Canada, the laws are designed to protect employees, and it is critical that employers understand their rights and obligations in order to avoid mis-steps, minimize the risk of claims, and maximize their rights.
The working relationship between employers and employees can be confusing, especially when the rules keep changing. Verbal and “handshake” agreements do little to protect the employer. Similarly, a badly drafted employment contract will do little to protect employers from significant obligations and liabilities.
Take a strategic approach to your HR practices during hiring and termination to make sure you minimize risks and complications.
In this online session, we discuss:
- Best practices for hiring, and how to avoid pitfalls;
- The essential elements of drafting and implementing employment contracts;
- Strategic use of policies;
- Keys to minimizing risks of human rights claims; and
- Best practices for discipline, dismissal, and performance management.
Guest Speakers:Stuart Rudner, Employment Lawyer and Mediator, Founder of Rudner LawShaun Bernstein, Employment Lawyer, Associate at Rudner Law.
Stuart Rudner is an Employment Lawyer and Mediator and the Founder of Rudner Law, a boutique law firm specializing in HR law. Stuart is also the author of You’re Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in ‘The Best Lawyers in Canada’ in the area of Employment Law for the past four years.
Shaun Bernstein is an Associate with Rudner Law and a well-known and respected Employment Law blogger.