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Research Partnerships Webinar: Canada and International Partnerships – How Do National Security and Geopolitical Considerations Affect the Ability and Desire to Engage in Cross-border Research Collaboration?

In this webinar, we will explore how international research partnerships intersect with domestic and international security concerns, as well as how geopolitics plays a role in the ability and thus desire of individuals and institutions to engage in international research partnerships. We will ask both Canadian and American academics to share their insights and thoughts on what happens when academic interests and security concerns collide.

Details Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Cybersecurity Webinar: A New World Order – Cybersecurity Risks, Mitigation Strategies and Opportunities for Canadians in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment

We are more reliant on technology today than ever before. It impacts all facets of modern life, including by enabling communication, automation, transportation and analytics. While technology offers powerful solutions to facilitate and expedite our daily routines, it can also be a key vulnerability with respect to the protection of sensitive data including personal, professional and/or proprietary information.

In this webinar, we are privileged to hear from experts with an array of professional backgrounds as they offer insight into the macro and micro implications of cybersecurity and discuss best practices for protecting private information.

Details Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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