Robinson Heeney LLP’s Toronto employment lawyers have extensive experience in both speaking and writing on all areas of employment law.
|Law Society of Upper Canada
|Ethical Issues in Employment Negotiations
||September and November 2011
|Ontario Bar Association
|Speaker at 11th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law program
|Workplace Investigations and Bill 168: One Year (and a bit) Later
|Ontario Human Rights System: Keeping on Top of Key Developments
|Ontario’s New Human Rights System: Lessons from It’s First Year
|8th Annual Current Issues on Employment Law: RBC vs Merrill Lynch and Restrictive Covenants
|The Statutory Framework of Employment Law
|Your First Civil Trial
||Spring 2006 and Spring 2007
|Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPA)
|HRPA 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show
||January 23 – 25, 2013
|Accommodating Mental Health and Addictions in the workplace.
|Tightening Up Employment Agreements
|How to Deal with High Risk Terminations
|Workplace Investigations Certificate Program (4 day workshop)
|Accommodating Mental Health and Addictions
||February, April and September 2011
|I Completely Screwed Up, What Do I Have to Pay?
|Meeting the Requirements of Bill 168: Violence and Harassment in the Workplace
||April, May and June 2010
|Osgoode Hall’s Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals
|Human Rights at Work.
|Osgoode Hall’s Certificate in Labour Law
|Workplace Investigations in the Unionized Environment.
|Osgoode Hall Law School Continuing Legal Education
|HR Law Certificate Program – Conducting Workplace Investigations
||April and October 2011
||March and May 2012
|Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
|The Canadian Institute’s Forum on the Duty to Accommodate
|Managing Mental Health in the Workplace: Winning Strategies For Ensuring a Legally Compliant and Timely Return to Work
|Duty to Accommodate: Stress, Depression and Mental Health
|Managing Issues Related to Medical Information
|The Learning Forum
|Duty to Accommodate: Stress, Depression and Mental Health
|Hiring the Best
|Absenteeism & Terminations
|Employment Standards Act
|Association of Municipal Managers Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
|Human Resources Certificate Program – (Four day workshop covering hiring, human rights, discipline and termination presented several times per year)
||2008 – Present
|Meeting the Requirements of Bill 168: Violence and Harassment In the Workplace
||May and July 2010
|Municipal WSIB Users’ Group
|Education Day –
Investigating Domestic Violence Complaints
|Ontario Association of Architects
|Employment Law Basics for the Small Practitioner
|The Law Office Managers Association
|Top Ten Mistakes: Investigating Harassment Complaints
|KWA Partners’ Client Breakfast Presentations
|Top Ten Mistakes Employers Make: Meeting the Duty to Accommodate
Articles & Papers
CBC News: James Heeney quoted in CBC News article How an online posting can cost you your job. By Janet Davison. October 18, 2012.
James Heeney on The Bill Good Show Bill Good Show – Thu Oct 11 – Hour 1 October 11, 2012.
CBC News: James Heeney quoted in CBC News article When is a job interview too personal? By Matt Kwong. October 9, 2012.
CBC News: Don’t get blindsided by workplace harassment, violence laws. September 30, 2011.
Canadian HR Reporter: Bias problematic at human rights tribunal: Survey. August 15, 2011.
Investment Executive: Fired over Facebook. December 20, 2010.
CBC News: Is your business ready for new harassment and violence legislation? May 28, 2010.
Lead Magazine: Practical Tips for Employers Re-entering the Hiring Market. Issue No. 8, March 2010.
CBC News: Mistakes to avoid when managing employer-employee relations. October 23, 2009.
Canadian Occupational Health & Safety News: Bruce Power Workers Fired for Inappropriate E-mail use. September 21, 2009.
Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association: Employment Law Basics for Dental Hygienists. September 19, 2008.
Lead Magazine: It’s More Than an Obligation: Employees’ Duty Not to Act in Conflict with their Employer. May 2008.
Lead Magazine: Moving to a Greener Workplace: Ensuring Document Retention Remains a Priority. Issue No. 3.
HR Reporter: Psychological Harassment. July 2007.
Law Society of Upper Canada: A Remedy for the Abused Employee: The Evolution of the Law of Constructive Dismissal (with Janice Rubin). April 24, 2007.
Osgoode Hall’s Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals. Workplace Investigations. July 2013
Teacher at Federated Press’ inaugural Executive Employment Contracts Course. May, 2013
Terminating for Poor Performance 2nd Discipline & Employment Termination Course in Toronto, ON. February 12 – 13, 2013
Legal Review, 2012. HRPA 2012/2013 Peterborough Chapter Event. January 23, 2013.
Employment Law Fundamentals. ODHA Provincial Conference, Toronto, ON. September 28/29, 2012.
Employment Law for Architects. Ontario Architecture Association, Toronto, ON. May 12, 2012.
Employment Law Issues. Seneca College, Toronto, ON. March 28/30, 2012.
Discipline and Employment Termination. Federated Press, Toronto, ON. March 26, 2012.
More Restrictions on Restrictive Covenants. Employment Law 2011: Best Practices for Managing Evolving Legal Risks, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, ON. December 12, 2011.
Equity, Diversity and Accommodation: Human Rights at Work. The Osgoode Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, ON. October 19, 2011.
Employment Law Update. East Toronto Human Resources Association, Toronto, ON. May 27, 2011.
Employment Law for Architects. Ontario Association of Architects, Toronto, ON. May 19, 2011.
Employment Law Issues. Seneca College, Toronto, ON. March 28, 2011.
Discipline and Employment Termination. Federated Press, Toronto, ON. March 26, 2011.
Accommodating the Older Worker. 5th Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Federated Press, Toronto, ON. December 15, 2010.
Employment Law Update: 2010. HRPAO Conference, November 2010.
Risk for Mental Injury at Work: Legal Issues. Federated Press, September 2010.
Employment Law: Know Your Rights. ODHA Provincial Conference, Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association, Richmond Hill, ON. September 24, 2010.
Employment Law for Architects. The Changing Face of Architecture, Ontario Association of Architects, Windsor, ON. May 7 & 8, 2010.
A Complete Guide to Employment Law. Ontario Association of Architects: May 7 & 8, 2010.
Accommodating the Older Worker. 3rd Annual Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Conference, Federated Press, Toronto, ON. December 3, 2009.
Vetting your staff before they are hired – foxes in the henhouse. Ethics and Risk Management in an Economic Downturn Teleseminar, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, ON. September 23, 2009.
Best Practices for Clearly Drafting Termination Documents: Preventing Costly Disputes, Workforce Restructuring. Practical Guidelines and Legal Strategies for Reducing Employer Liability in Difficult Times, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, ON. July 10, 2009.
Best Practices for Accommodating Employees. 9th Annual Winning HR practices of the Best Employers in Canada, Canadian Institute, Toronto, ON. April 2, 2009.
Duty to Accommodate: A Best Practices Guide to Accommodating Employees. Winning HR Practices of the Best Employers in Canada, The Canadian Institute. April 2009.
Managing Terminations in the Workplace Effectively. HRPAO Conference. March 25, 2009.
A Complete Guide to Employment Law (with Janice Rubin). HRPAO Conference. November 28, 2006.