Canadian Professional
Management Services

Introduction to Labour & 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?

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  1. T/F: Employment standards only apply to non-union employees.
  2. What ‘must’ you do when an employee refuses to work for safety reasons?
  3. What is a bona fide job requirement?
  4. What is the difference between the Employment Standards Legislation and the Labour Relations Legislation?
  5. T/F: You have to accommodate every employee with a disability.
  6. What is systemic discrimination?
  7. T/F: Supervisors who have harassed an employee can be temporarily demoted.
  8. What must every employment contract include?
  9. T/F: Employers do not generally appeal WCB claims in fear of employee retribution.
  10. T/F: You can’t be accused of discrimination if there are no negative outcomes.

General Information

Why should you attend?
  • Small interactive hands-on programs
  • Role-playing and simulation of real workplace situations
  • Group activities, open discussions and case studies
  • Experienced program presenters who are leaders in their field
  • Practical content and information that you can use in your everyday work environment
  • You will not be pressured to purchase books or videos as all program materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Program satisfaction guaranteed!
Who Should Attend?
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Human resources and Labour relations specialists
  • Directors and board members
  • Administrators
  • Members of the negotiations team
  • Future managers, supervisors and those in leadership positions
General Program Information
  • Program materials will be provided
  • Certificates will be presented upon completion of the program