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Changes to the Employment Standards Code
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About the Event
Better known as the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, Bill 17 is intended to afford greater workplace and job security protections to employees. Among other things, Bill 17 extends the duration of and protections associated with maternity/parental leaves, compassionate care leaves, and absences caused by critical illness, disappearance or death of a loved one. In addition, new protections were introduced to better support victims of domestic violence. Join us to learn more about these changes and discuss how your workplace may need to adapt to this new legislation.
About the Speaker
Many leaders, especially those in Human Resources, will tell you that 20% of the people consume 80% of their time. Kirsten likes to help her clients flip that statistic by working on their business instead of in it. Kirsten is an experienced Labour Employment lawyer with a unique background in executive management meaning she knows how to take theory into practice. Although she’s always there to help if you get into trouble, Kirsten prefers to support her clients with proactive strategies, policy/process development and professional learning opportunities. She works with Management in both unionized and non-union workplaces, and has experience with employers of all types and sizes including large corporations, small family businesses, municipalities, school boards and not-for-profits.
Kirsten learned these skills in the trenches – she spent 5 years at Northlands, a 139-year old not-for-profit company that was home to the Edmonton Oilers, the Canadian Finals Rodeo, horse racing, K-Days and western Canada’s largest conference centre. As Vice President of People Services; General Counsel, Kirsten oversaw the legal affairs of the company as well as led 2,200 employees and 1,500 volunteers through everything from strategic initiatives to operational matters. Whether Boardroom politics or bucking bulls, Kirsten has seen it all.
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