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Miller Canfield's Labour and Employment Law Hot Topics Seminar, November 24 in Toronto

November 17, 2009

The law firm of Miller Canfield will host the “Labour & Employment Law Hot Topics Seminar” on Tuesday, November 24, from 8:00-10:30 a.m. at the Metropolitan Hotel Toronto in Toronto, Ontario (108 Chestnut St.).  The firm has assembled its top labour and employment lawyers from the U.S. and Canada, as well as guest speaker and managing partner Terry Gillis of Carswell Partners, Inc. (London, Ontario), to provide insight and specific practical advice on the latest labour law issues, such as managing new employer policies and workforce productivity improvements.

The seminar will include interactive presentations on current topics of labour and employment law designed for presidents, vice presidents of finance and human resources, controllers, human resource, general and health and safety managers, and all decision makers in the manufacturing, retail, construction and employment services sectors. Session topics include:

• The use of employment contracts for new hires
(Bob Baski, Senior Counsel, Miller Canfield, Windsor)
• Human Rights and Bill 168. What is an employer to do?
(Arie Gaertner, Principal, and Julia K. Lee, Associate, Miller Canfield, Toronto)
• Career Coaching: Improve productivity and weed out nonperformers
(Terry Gillis, Managing Partner, Carswell Partners, Inc., London, Ontario)
Expanding in the U.S.? Legal issues for prospective employers
(Christopher M. Trebilcock, Principal, Miller Canfield, Detroit)
The Internet: What are the boundaries to manage privacy and productivity?
(Andrew Zinman, Associate, Miller Canfield, Toronto)

The seminar is free of charge for attendees and due to limited space, advance reservations are required. This program has been approved for 1.75 (Specified – International) credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).  RSVP at or to Virginia Herrick at 313.496.7548,, or Cynthia Pang at 647.259.6286.

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