Toronto Employment Lawyers - Robinson Heeney

Publications & Seminars

Robinson Heeney LLP’s Toronto employment lawyers have extensive experience in both speaking and writing on all areas of employment law.

 

Kevin Robinson‘s experience includes:
Canadian Bar Association
Speaker at 11th Annual Employment Law Issues program May 2013

 

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 May 2013
Workplace Investigations and Bill 168: One Year (and a bit) Later November 2011
Ontario Human Rights System: Keeping on Top of Key Developments June 2010
Ontario’s New Human Rights System: Lessons from It’s First Year June 2009
8th Annual Current Issues on Employment Law: RBC vs Merrill Lynch and Restrictive Covenants February 2009
The Statutory Framework of Employment Law May 2008
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. September 2011
Tightening Up Employment Agreements November 2011
How to Deal with High Risk Terminations November 2011
Workplace Investigations Certificate Program (4 day workshop) September 2011
Accommodating Mental Health and Addictions February, April and September 2011
I Completely Screwed Up, What Do I Have to Pay? January 2010
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. July 2013

 

Osgoode Hall’s Certificate in Labour Law
Workplace Investigations in the Unionized Environment. Spring 2013

 

Osgoode Hall Law School Continuing Legal Education
HR Law Certificate Program – Conducting Workplace Investigations April and October 2011
Workplace Investigations March and May 2012

 

Queen’s University
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation April 2011

 

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 April 2010
Duty to Accommodate: Stress, Depression and Mental Health January 2009
Managing Issues Related to Medical Information May 2007

 

The Learning Forum
Duty to Accommodate: Stress, Depression and Mental Health October 2009
Hiring the Best Spring 2008
Absenteeism & Terminations Fall 2007
Employment Standards Act 2003

 

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
May 2011

 

Ontario Association of Architects
Employment Law Basics for the Small Practitioner May 2011

 

The Law Office Managers Association
Top Ten Mistakes: Investigating Harassment Complaints March 2011

 

KWA Partners’ Client Breakfast Presentations
Top Ten Mistakes Employers Make: Meeting the Duty to Accommodate March 2008

 

James Heeney’s experience includes:

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.

 

Conference Presentations

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.