Canadian Professional
Management Services

Introduction to Labour and Employment Law


As a supervisor or manager, there are several laws that govern your fundamental obligations to your employer and your employees, and by law you must know these with precision. Ignorance will not protect you from your duties or the impending fines if you are found negligent.

This program will highlight your key responsibilities under the Employment Standards Act, the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the Human Rights Code, and the various labour codes. Not only will you learn about your obligations, but did you know that these laws also protect you? Gain the knowledge about these laws so that you can prevent unnecessary liabilities while expanding your management rights.

Program Content

  • Understanding the Employment Standards Act and your obligations
  • The Human Rights Code – do you comply?
  • What are the employer’s rights and obligations in the Occupational Health and Safety Act?
  • Using ‘variances’ to help you manage
  • The prohibitive grounds of discrimination
  • Privacy versus anonymity in a sexual harassment complaint investigation
  • Managing workplace refusals
  • Who does the labour legislation apply to?
  • The Employment Contract
  • What function does the Employment Standards Tribunal provide?