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Employment Law in Canada

1h 30m

Created on June 25, 2015



There are key differences between the employment law regime in Canada and its American counterpart.  This course provides a comprehensive overview of Canada's regime and highlights the most important things that all American employers should know about the rights and responsibilities that they owe to their Canadian employees.  The program pays particular attention to common misconceptions that American employers have about Canadian employment law, and provides practical advice on how employers can minimize exposure to liability for the breach of employee rights.


In this course, Miller Thomson partner Douglas Best along with Nafisah Chowdhury discuss and provide information about such topics as employee rights under the common law system vs. employee rights under statutory law, employment contracts, and termination of employment, human rights legislation, and Canada's workers ' compensation regime.


Learning Objectives:

I.    Identify key differences between employment law in Canada and the U.S.

II.   Summarize important factors on which American employers should focus

III.  Describe the different implications under the common law system vs. a statutory system



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