CIMA Presents: Embracing the New World of Work (2-Part HR Series)

Tue 24th August 2021, Tue 21st September 2021
Zoom Webinar
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Embracing the New World of Work

What Employers Need to Know to Get Back to Business

As Canadian vaccination rates continue to increase, employers are beginning to feel more confident about re-opening their offices and returning employees to work. A lot has changed and shifted for the workforce over the past year and a half and with that comes certain complexities and questions surrounding the new world of work. CIMA is pleased to present a 2-part webinar series with Williams HR LLP which will include providing strategies and best practices on how to effectively set expectations and establish the right to get back to business in the workplace.

Date: Tuesday, August 24th & September 21st

Cost: 10$ for CIMA Members (40$ for Non-Members) *note this cost is a one-time payment for the entire 2-part series.

Register here

Part 1: August 24th 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

  • Understanding the complexities of the new world of work
  • How to effectively set expectations, including related to:
    • Health and Safety
    • Vaccinations
    • Working hours/flexibility

Part 2: September 21st 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

  • How to prepare for the new challenges employers will need to navigate, including:
    • Employee refusals to attend work
    • Employee relocations and demands to work remotely
    • Minimizing the impact of the resignation boom and looming labour shortage

To ensure as many questions as possible are addressed during the sessions, please send your questions in advance to Laura and Seth will also address questions that arise from the content in the live Q&A session during the webinars.

Please feel free to contact Laura and Seth with any other questions you may have.


Laura Williams, LLB, CSP

Founder and Principal, Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting Inc.

Laura has built two highly respected firms which respectively provide proactive HR law and HR consulting advice designed to minimize workplace law challenges, maximize employee engagement and boost bottom line performance.

Laura is also a seasoned workplace investigator, routinely engaged to conduct complex workplace investigations, and is recognized for specific expertise in investigations related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

As a professional speaker, Laura regularly delivers keynote talks on topics relevant to entrepreneurs, business leaders, HR professionals and lawyers. Laura has recently launched a podcast for business leaders and HR Professionals called, We Thrive Forward – Conversations with Laura Williams which is available on all major platforms.

Seth Holland

Seth is a lawyer at Williams HR Law, where he practices in all areas of labour, employment, and human rights law. Seth provides advice and representation on a broad range of issues, including: employment agreements, employment standards, wrongful dismissal litigation, discipline and termination, human rights and accommodation, labour board proceedings, grievance arbitration, privacy, and workplace safety and insurance.

Seth regularly conducts workplace investigations across industries in the private, public and not-for-profit context in the capacity of an external impartial investigator, and provides legal advice and guidance to employers conducting in-house investigations into complaints of workplace harassment and discrimination and other forms of misconduct.

Seth has presented at educational speaking engagements for employers and human resources professionals on major developments in employment standards legislation. Seth has also written for a number of employment law and human resources publications including Canadian Employment Law Today and HR Professional Now.

Seth is a graduate of the Dual JD Program at the University of Windsor and Detroit Mercy Law. While at law school, Seth was included on the Dean’s List during each year of study and received the Book Award for the highest overall grade in Business Organizations law. Prior to law school, Seth spent a number of years working as a law clerk in Toronto and also worked as a constituency assistant to a federal Member of Parliament.

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