Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, recently hosted its Solving Workplace Challenges 2018 conference and followed up with a full page article featuring insights from Chris Burkett’s panel discussion on pressing topics in employment law. See the excerpt below or access the complete article here. Continue Reading Cannabis@Work – The Globe and Mail features Baker McKenzie Partner, Chris Burkett

Baker McKenzie is partnering with The Globe and Mail for the Solving Workplace Challenges 2018 conference, a dynamic, half-day learning event. Three panels of experts will provide recommendations and practical strategies for some of the most pressing issues facing employers today, including mental health, marijuana in the workplace and building employee resiliency.

Chris Burkett will be speaking on a panel on workplace policies moderated by Sean Stanleigh (Globe and Mail), Daniel Lublin (Whitten Lublin), Jessica Antoine (Purolator) and others.

The conference is on March 20, 2018 at The Globe and Mail’s new headquarters at 351 King St. East in Toronto. For more details and to register, follow this link.

We’re pleased to share our highlights video from our #SocialMediaAtWork seminar. This informative seminar was hosted by our Employment & Compensation Group in Toronto on June 7th. Topics included the legal and reputational risks of both employees’ and employers’ social media use and practical guidance to help minimize employers’ exposure to these risks.

Employees love social media. Many use it to build their professional profiles and networks, usually with a corresponding benefit for their employer. But we all know that employees’ social media use can also negatively impact their employer.

Employers are also connected. Brand building, market positioning and recruiting new talent are just some of the ways they’re capitalizing on social media. But there are also risks associated with employers’ social media use – from exposing employees to harassment online to basing hiring decisions on social media searches.

Join our Employment & Compensation Group in Toronto on June 7, 2017, as we discuss the legal and reputational risks posed by both employees’ and employers’ social media use and provide practical guidance to help minimize your exposure. For the event details and to register, please click here.

Baker McKenzie is proud to have sponsored the Washington DC premiere of the film “I am Jane Doe” on February 7, 2017. The film is a highly anticipated documentary chronicling an ongoing battle against the trafficking of minors. The Washington premiere was part the McCain Institute’s 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium. Baker McKenzie’s Peter MacKay welcomed the audience followed by Cindy McCain, who provided opening remarks. There was a post-film panel discussion with US Senators Heidi Heitkamp, John McCain, Claire McCaskill and Rob Portman, and the film’s director, Mary Mazzio, with broadcast journalist Perri Peltz acting as moderator. The Canadian premiere of the film is planned for Toronto in March.

For more information about the film, please follow this link.

Join Baker McKenzie for a special 2-part webinar series that will focus on major developments in 2016 and trends to watch for in 2017 in the United States and around the globe. Drawing on the legal talent of Baker McKenzie’s employment team, the series will feature a panel of top lawyers discussing key updates. This series is a “must-view” for professionals who deal with employment matters within Canadian businesses operating outside of Canada. Register now for this complimentary webinar series! Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar – Navigating Employment Laws Where You Work: 2016 Review and 2017 Preview

invite picture newJoin us on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 for a live seminar at our Toronto office. In our seminar, Navigating the Compliance Minefield – Part 2: Engaging Foreign Staff, Stephanie MacIntosh and Carl Dholandas will discuss immigration compliance obligations for employers and provide guidance on how to make sure your business is inspection ready and transitioning from reactive to proactive practices. This seminar is part of our HR Hacks for a Less Complicated Workplace Seminar Series.

For the event details and to register, please click here.

gmu logo cropSchool’s Back in Session! Enroll in our Global Mobility University on Thursday, November 3, 2016 to participate in a full-day, interactive learning program designed to provide international HR, immigration, employment and tax professionals with an introduction to the legal and tax considerations surrounding employee mobility. All participants will be provided with course material, including checklists and takeaways, and will enjoy a networking reception with colleagues from peer companies after the program. The Global Mobility University will have a limited enrollment to ensure an ideal environment for an interactive learning experience. Continue Reading Upcoming Conference – Global Mobility University

invite picture newJoin us on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 for a live seminar at our Toronto office. In our seminar, Navigating the Compliance Minefield – Part 1: Employer Responsibilities, a panel of top lawyers from our Toronto employment team will shed light on the compliance obligations for employment standards, occupational health & safety, and accessibility, including compliance with the new obligations in Ontario targeting workplace harassment. This seminar is part of our HR Hacks for a Less Complicated Workplace Seminar Series.

For the event details and to register, please click here.