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Deciphering the Right to Disconnect: What does this mean for Ontario, and what could happen in other provinces?

The Ontario government passed legislation containing the “right to disconnect”. Or did they? (they didn’t). But Ontario employers with 25 or more employees have to have a policy on the right to disconnect as of June 2. How should employers approach the policy, manage employee expectations and is the rest of Canada looking to follow suit?

Join McMillan’s Employment & Labour Relations Group as we discuss the requirements of the legislation, considerations in drafting the policy and impacts for employers across the country.

Details Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Data Collection and Protection in the Automotive Sector

Join us on Thursday, April 28, 2022 as members of McMillan's Privacy & Data Protection Group discuss privacy and data protection issues relevant to the automotive industry.

Details Thursday, April 28, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month: Driving a diverse future for Canadian leadership and politics

Join us for our inaugural webinar in celebration of Black History Month featuring leaders in the Canadian public policy and education space, moderated by McMillan LLP’s very own Mervyn Allen, Chair of the Black Lawyers Affinity Group. This panel will bring together expert practitioners in innovation and Canadian politics to contextualize Black Canadian experiences in the political and professional world and discuss ways to encourage a more inclusive political future across the nation.

Details Monday, February 28, 2022

Technology Webinar Series Part Three | Head in the Clouds: Understanding Cloud Agreements

In this session, we will discuss some of the legal benefits and risks for both a service provider and a customer to move into the cloud by diving into some of the key provisions which you would expect to see in a cloud agreement and an analysis of the practical considerations which a business should keep in mind when considering offering or accessing cloud services.

Details Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Technology Webinar Series Part Two | Service Levels in Tech Services Contracts: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

In this session, we will provide a deeper dive into the critical considerations in negotiating service level agreements for IT services contracts. We’ll examine essential service level and service level credit contract terms as well as some that can be controversial and also highlight negotiation tips for those that are most contentious between customers and service providers.

Details Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The Impacts of the On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation on the Construction Industry

Join Talia Gordner and Annik Forristal of McMillan LLP on March 3rd, for a discussion about the impacts of the On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation on the construction industry as we enter Phase 2 of Ontario’s new excess soil regime.

Details Thursday, March 3, 2022

The 2022 Construction Labour “Open Period” – What Employers Need to Know

March 1 – April 30, 2022 is the “Open Period” for ICI collective agreements, and many non-ICI agreements, in Ontario. During this period members of construction unions can apply to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to terminate a union’s bargaining rights with their employer, or – more commonly – a rival union can apply to the Board to displace an existing union, in what is commonly known as a “raid”. During the Open Period employers will likely see increased union activity on sites as incumbent unions will seek to maintain member support, and as rival unions may try to gather support for a raid.

Join us on Wednesday, February 2nd for a discussion about what employers should expect and need to know if a decertification application or a displacement application involving their employees is filed at the Board.

Details Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Does the New Omicron Variant Have You Rethinking Your Return To Office Policies?

Many companies have put forth plans for a gradual re-entry into the office, however current circumstances are proving to be a challenge in this evolving landscape.

Join McMillan’s Employment and Labour experts on Tuesday, January 11th, for a panel discussion as they address your questions and concerns about policies, protocols, obligations and other considerations as you evaluate your RTO strategy.

Details Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Canadian Blockchain Webinar – Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets and NFTs: Learn about different Canadian legal facets of the blockchain revolution

Join McMillan lawyers from a variety of legal fields as they walk through the law of blockchain, cryptocurrency and NFTs. This multi-disciplinary webinar will feature content of interest to all levels of experience in this innovative space. Speakers from industry and other jurisdictions are scheduled to appear to provide their insights on background, modern-day compliance and future issues.

Details Wednesday, January 12, 2022