Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics
Littler Mendelson, P.C., the United States member of the Ius Laboris international alliance of firms specializing in employment and labor law, is pleased to host a series of complimentary webinars focusing on the principal differences between U.S. law and the laws of countries where multinational employers increasingly face workforce management issues.
This webinar, which is the second in the series, will focus on highlights of employment and labor law in Canada, with guest speakers Brian Burkett and Douglas Gilbert, of Heenan Blaikie (Toronto). Littler Mendelson attorneys Adam Forman and John Kloosterman will moderate the discussion, which will provide an overview of Canadian law (and provide appropriate contrasts with U.S. law) in the following 10 critical areas:
- The employment relationship in Canada: “contractual” as opposed to “at will”
- Statutory standards: leaves of absence, hours of work, overtime
- Drug and alcohol testing, background checks, and employee surveillance
- Employer responsibility for benefit programs: health care, pensions, workers’ compensation, and employment insurance
- Employer obligations arising from individual terminations and reductions in force
- Establishing the collective bargaining relationship: Canada’s experience with the certification vote, card check certification, and first contract arbitration
- Labor and employment consequences of a sale of business or business reorganization
- Privacy in the workplace
- Occupational health and safety obligations in Canada
- Cross-border employee mobility between the U.S. and Canada
We hope you can join us for this informative complimentary event on Monday, February 2, 2009 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST.
For more information, please contact Keith Upton at email@example.com or 415.399.8450.