Policy & Legal Update for Atlantic Employers: To connect or to disconnect- HALIFAX

Policy & Legal Update for Atlantic Employers: To connect or to disconnect- HALIFAX

September 19, 2023 11:15 AM to 1:00 PMCasino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

CPBI Atlantic 2023 In Person Session

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Policy & Legal Update for Atlantic Employers: To connect or to disconnect

As employers begin to find their new normal, post covid shutdowns, the legal and compliance landscape continues to shift. Become engaged and learn of legislative and policy decisions that can impact your workplace and future trends.

Topics will include:

  • Exploring case law and legislation focused on mental health like the right to disconnect legislation and  accommodation for mental health in the workplace

  • Human rights, gender equity and employment case law

  • Policy update from the Canadian Dental Care Plan to pharmacare

Tuesday, September 19th


Casino Nova Scotia

1983 Upper Water Street Halifax, NS



 Name Tags & Networking



 Lunch & Networking

12:00pm- 1:00pm


 Speaker Presentation and Q&A

Event Pricing:
 Individual Corporate Table of 6
CPBI Member $ 85.00 $ 510.00
Non-Member $ 130.00 $ 780.00
Annual Sponsor 3 credits 18 credits

Our Speaker:


Sean Kelly
Stewart McKelvey (Halifax, NS)

Sean practices management-side human resources, employment, labour and occupational health & safety law. He advises a wide range of employers, from national and multinational companies to small-medium sized enterprises across a broad scope of industries, as well as clients in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Sean holds a certificate in mental health law in support of his practice advising employers on human rights issues including accommodation & disability management, reintegration to the workplace as well as productivity and wellness strategies. He brings a practical and proactive approach to resolving discipline and performance management issues, workplace investigations (e.g., often involving harassment and discrimination allegations), termination and severance advice, workforce reorganizations and corporate transactions, employment agreements and executive compensation as well as post-employment and restrictive covenant litigation (e.g., non-compete and non-solicitation obligations).

Sean also has a significant advocacy practice, having appeared before all levels of Courts and Administrative Tribunals in Nova Scotia, negotiating collective agreements and litigating grievance arbitrations. He often uses mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to facilitate timely, cost effective and confidential settlements.

Recent examples of Sean’s representative work include:
• Representing a regional media company before the Court of Appeal in a leading Nova Scotia case on constructive dismissal and mitigation;
• Defending a national sport organization against numerous claims by a former coach with serious reputational implications; and
• Defending wrongful dismissal claims arising out of COVID-19-related restructurings.
He is a frequent presenter on employment and labour law issues and has appeared in the media as a commentator on workplace legal issues.


Need help registering yourself or a corporate table? 

Please contact Kelly at [email protected]

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular PricePlan Sponsor Price
Member$85.00 CDN$85.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Member$85.00 CDN$85.00 CDN
Associate Member$85.00 CDN$85.00 CDN
Student Membership$85.00 CDN$85.00 CDN
Non Member$130.00 CDN$130.00 CDN
Member PriceNon Member Price
Corporate Table of 6$510.00 CDN$780.00 CDN
Event: 51 Registered9 Available
Cancellation Policy
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