Constantly Changing HR Compliance: Learn the Latest®

It’s another year of constantly changing employment and labour legislation. The Ontario Employment Law Conference is the best opportunity to Learn the Latest® about ever evolving and challenging HR compliance requirements for the changing workplace. For the 25th year in a row, First Reference has partnered with Stringer, LLP, a leading employment law firm to ensure you’re updated on critical HR law topics in your dynamic, post-pandemic workplace. Join us on Wednesday June 19th, 2024 to Learn the Latest®.

Reserve your seat today to attend the conference at the Ontario Bar Association or online. You can change how you attend anytime before the day of the conference.

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Two decades of trust

Two decades of trust

For 25 years, we have offered employers reliable, expert guidance, and the latest insights to meet HR compliance obligations.

Expert Panel: Stringer LLP

Expert Panel:
Stringer LLP

Learn from the in-depth expertise of Stringer LLP, a premier labour, HR law firm with over 50 years of experience serving both Canadian and U.S. employers. 

Earning More Than Knowledge: HRPA CPD Credits

Earning more than
knowledge: HRPA CPD Credits

Our conference is pre-approved by the Human Resources Professional Association for 5.5 Continuing Professional Development hours

Hybrid Conference

Hybrid Conference

Whether you prefer an on-premises experience or digital interaction, the choice is yours with our flexible attendance options.  

Meet our experienced and accomplished speakers

For over 50 years, Stringer LLP’s team of employment and labour lawyers has provided advice and representation to employers that combine the highest quality advice with service excellence. As members of the Worklaw Network, the firm also represents clients with the employment law support needed outside of Canada. The firm is recognized by Best Lawyers and is Lexpert Ranked.


Ryan Conlin


Meet Ryan Conlin, a seasoned orator and author who passionately shares his extensive knowledge of regulatory and employment law. His engaging presentations are a highlight of our conference-informative, insightful, and impactful.


Haadi Malik


Join Haadi Malik, an erudite legal mind whose expertise spans labour, employment, and occupational health and safety. His holistic perspective enriches our understanding and helps us tackle challenging workplace scenarios effectively. 


Jeffrey Murray


Discover the world of employment law with Jeffrey Murray, a partner who believes in empowering clients through logical and cost-effective solutions. His pragmatic approach to problem-solving will shed new light on how you navigate your HR concerns.


Jeremy Schwartz


Jeremy practises in all areas of Human Resources law, including employment, employment standards and employment contracts and negotiations, labour and construction labour relations, occupational health and safety and human rights. 


Allison Taylor


Allison is a frequent participant in seminars dealing with all aspects of employment law, including termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, workplace privacy, pay equity and employment-related contracts.

Managing Partner

Landon Young

Managing Partner

Landon’s experience includes representing clients on a wide range of labour and employment matters including Labour Board matters, human rights applications, restructurings and arbitrations. 

What’s included

In addition to a full day of in-depth HR compliance sessions with experienced employment lawyers:

  • Q&A sessions: An opportunity to ask questions and if time is limited, a response will be sent following the conference.
  • Video recordings of each session.
  • Exclusive conference materials
  • Pre-approved by the Ontario HRPA for 5.5 CPD hours
  • Can be applied towards 5.5 of the 9 substantive hours for the Law Society
  • Choose from on-premises or virtual attendance and the option to change anytime.
  • Lunch at the conference center or $30 food delivery coupon if attending virtually and more!

Who Needs to Be There?  

  • Human resources managers
  • Labour relations managers
  • Human resources consultants
  • Staffing specialists/recruiters
  • Business owners
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Union Management
  • Finance and accounting managers responsible for HR
  • Payroll Managers
25th Ontario Employment Law Conference Rates
First Attendee Additional Attendees
After April 19 After April 19
First Reference Subscribers $995.00 $545.00
Non-subscribers $1195.00 $595.00


First Reference subscriber rates apply only if you subscribe to one of the following products: PolicyPro®, The Human Resources Advisor™, PaySource® or HRinfodesk®.

For cancellations before June 9, 2024, there is a $85 processing fee (plus HST). No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received after June 9, 2024. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time at no charge.

Flexible Cancellation Policy

Changes of plans? No problem!


Cancel before June 9, 2024: Just a small processing fee of $85 plus HST

Cancellations after June 9, 2024: Please note that we’re unable to offer refunds but you’re welcome to send a colleague in your place.


Amplify your HR expertise and join the conversation at the Ontario Employment Law Conference.

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The Ontario Employment Law Conference - Learn the Latest®

Hybrid Conference: Online and in person (change anytime!)

Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre
200 – 20 Toronto Street,
Toronto, ON M5C 2B8

+1 416-869-1047


Any Questions?

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