Jason Hanson, Chair - Employment and Labour Law, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP to Speak at TKG's Labor Laws LIVE Webcast

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) February 17, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that J Jason Hanson, Chair - Employment and Labour Law, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Labor Laws: U.S. and Canadian Perspectives LIVE Webcast."

    For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/labor-laws-us-and-canadian-perspectives-live-webcast/

    About Jason Hanson
    Jason Hanson is Partner and Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP's Employment and Labour Law Department.

    Jason provides business solutions to employers and boards of directors on all areas of labour and employment law, including collective bargaining, union organizing campaigns, labor board hearings, collective agreement arbitrations,corporate transactions, executive compensation arrangements, collective bargaining, change of control agreements, privatizations, restructurings, outsourcing, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, legislative compliance and privacy and data protection. He has represented employers before labour relations and employment tribunals and trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He also conducts investigations and works with employers in developing pro­active employment policies and procedures. He defends corporate employers and individuals in health and safety prosecutions. Local, national and international businesses benefit from Jason's deep and comprehensive experience grounded in his 30 year career with Osler. Jason is a former two-term elected member of Osler's Executive Committee.

    About Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    Osler is a leading independent Canadian law firm with a singular focus - business. From Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York, the firm advises Canadian, U.S. and international clients on an array of legal issues that cross Canada's internal as well as international borders.

    Osler's collaborative "one firm" approach draws on the expertise of over 400 lawyers to provide responsive, proactive and practical legal solutions driven by clients' business needs. The firm's approach is based on teamwork and cooperation across offices and practice areas to deliver superior legal advice efficiently and effectively.

    Osler's clients include industry and business leaders in all segments of the market and at various stages in the growth of their businesses. For over 150 years, the firm has built a reputation for solving problems and removing obstacles. Osler provides the answers global law firm partners and their clients need, when they need them.

    Event Synopsis:
    Labor laws that cover all facets of the rights and duties of employers, labor unions and employees have always been different in each jurisdiction.

    In the United States, unions represent less than seven percent of the private sector workforce, while in Canada, private sector unionization approaches 20% . only about one-third percent of the workforce are being represented by labor unions. Furthermore, labor and employment issues for most Canadian companies are mostly addressed at the provincial level rather than under national, federal law. That means that while Canadian labor laws are often seen as more 'union friendly', the actual rules vary from one province to another.federally.

    Although the broad, topic outlines of Canadian labor unions and laws often have comparators to are largely based on the United States' labor laws principles, there are always material, differences on how each jurisdiction administers and enforces them. For example, in many Canadian jurisdictions, "card based" certification is the rule.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will present to the audience an in-depth comparative analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in the Labor Laws of the United States and Canada.

    Key topics include:
    • Labor Laws: U.S. and Canadian Perspective
    • Federal and Provincial Jurisdiction: U.S. and Canadian Trade Union Rights
    • Certification by Cards alone and votes
    • and Unfair Labor Practices:
    • Collective Agreements
    • Union Strikes, and Lockouts, and Replacement worker restrictions
    • Certification and Labor Practices
    • Employment Standards Legislation
    • Drug testing and privacy
    • Enforcement Mechanisms

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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