international employment law firm alliance L&E Global

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti Hosts 25th Annual Firm Seminar

This year’s program focuses on recent important developments in the field of labour and employment law, with an emphasis on practical and proactive management advice.

The Keynote Panelists include Mr. Stephan Swinkels, Executive Director of L&E Global, Dr. Kara Preedy, Partner at Pusch Wahlig Legal (Germany) and Mr. John Sander, Managing Partner at Jackson Lewis LLP (USA). The Panel will discuss the differences between European and North American employer-union relations.

Our seminar has been approved for 4.0 recertification points under Section A3 of the Recertification Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPATM). For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HRPA’s website at

Register here.

The Sheraton Centre – Grand Ballroom
Lower Concourse
123 Queen Street West, Toronto

8:30 am – Registration
9:00 am – Program
12:30 pm – Buffet Lunch

The Program

9:00 – 9:05

Opening Remarks

Roy Filion

Key Note Panel

9:05 – 9:45

Europe vs North America: How Employers Deal with Trade Unions

– Stephan Swinkels, Executive Director, L&E Global

– Kara Preedy, Partner, Pusch Wahlig Legal (Germany)

– John Sander, Managing Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP (USA)

Hot Topics and Practical Advice

9:45 – 10:00

Unlocking Keays: The Latest on Bad Faith Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Actions

Donald Jarvis
10:00 – 10:20

Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Jamie Knight
10:20 – 10:40

Blue Mountain Decision: When Must Employers Report “Workplace” Accidents Suffered by Non-workers?

Chris Little
10:40 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:20

What’s New in Human Rights: The Pinto Report and Other Updates

Melanie McNaught

Fast-Talking Lawyers: Key Labour and Employment Law Developments

11:20 – 12:05

(i) Mine vs. Yours: Competing Human Rights

Lauren Chang MacLean

(ii) Family Matters: Recent Developments in Family Status and Accommodation

Carla Nassar

(iii) Break out the Rake: A Review of a Pile of Proposed ESA Leaves

Chris Sinal

(iv) Employers Gone Wild: Jailhouse Rock Edition

Brian MacDonald

(v) When is a Health and Safety Violation
Just Cause for Dismissal?

Alexa Sulzenko

Panel Discussion

12:05 – 12:35

The Internet, Email, Social Media and the Office

David Wakely – Moderator