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MLA Business Breakfast: Employment and Labour Law Update; Tax Update

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Substantive: 1.5
95 minutes
Lance Ceaser
David Spence
Keith Trussler
Middlesex Law Association
95 minutes
$129.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

Attend this program for a review of the following employment & labour law topics presented by Lance Ceaser & David Spence:

  • (COVID-19) Return to Work & the Duty to Accommodate
  • 2020 Developments in the Enforceability of Employment Contract Termination Clauses
  • The 24-Month Cap on Reasonable Notice – Alive & Well
  • The Importance of Conducting Proper Workplace Investigations

Keith Trussler provides a potpourri of case commentaries involving the CRA.  Specifically, he touches on cases that address:

  • Requirements to provide information
  • Principal residence exemptions
  • Lending money to finance a business

Lance Ceaser will be speaking on the “24-Month Cap on Reasonable Notice – Alive & Well” and “the Importance of Conducting Proper Workplace Investigations”.

David Spence will be speaking on the “Return to Work & the Duty to Accommodate” due to Covid-19.  He will touch on two cases referring to the “2020 Developments in the Enforceability of Employment Contract Termination Clauses”.


Lance Ceaser

Lance is a two-time graduate of Western University (Honours B.A. in English, 1992; LLB, 2002) and has a Master’s Degree in English (Creative Writing) from the University of New Brunswick (1995). While at Western Law, Lance was the Gold Medallist in his graduating class. He also completed the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop at Osgoode Hall in 2008. Lance has published papers on a variety of labour and employment law topics, has spoken at Law Society and human resources events, and offers regular Labour and Employment Law updates on LinkedIn.

Lance has been practising labour and employment law for 17 years. For almost 7 years, he was an Associate lawyer in a boutique labour and employment law firm, representing employers in all types of employment-related matters, including union organizing and certification proceedings, collective bargaining and labour arbitration, wrongful dismissal and ESA claims, WSIB and Occupational Health and Safety proceedings, and in human rights matters. After leaving private practice, Lance joined BlackBerry (then “Research In Motion”) and held the position of Senior Legal Counsel – Employment for 4 years. During this period, Lance was responsible for all in-house employment law matters throughout the Americas (Canada, the U.S. and several countries in Latin America). He was also heavily involved in resolving issues related to corporate policy (e.g., Conflicts of Interest), intellectual property, immigration, and was a stakeholder advising on several M&A matters.

Lance returned to London (where he has lived for over 30 years) and opened his own labour and employment law practice, Ceaser Work Counsel, in March 2014. He advises and represents employers in virtually all sectors, including developmental services, municipalities, manufacturers, technology companies, transportation businesses and professional services firms. Lance is also available to conduct workplace investigations and training.

David Spence

Born and raised in Kincardine, Ontario, David took an interest in business at a young age. At 14 he and his sister opened their first retail store and ever since he has strived to bring that entrepreneurial spirit to every matter he undertakes.

David was called to the Ontario bar in June 2018 and practices Labour, Employment, and Privacy Law with the at Harrison Pensa LLP.

Outside his office, you’ll find David playing the bagpipes and blogging about tech law issues.

Keith Trussler

I am a lawyer at McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP, specializing in the areas of business law, tax litigation and matters of professional negligence as it pertains to tax practitioners across Canada.  I head the Tax Group at McKenzie Lake. Outside of my law practice, I have made a lifelong commitment to be involved in volunteer work. Participating in organizations whose goal is to make the lives of Canadian kids healthier and more active has been my focus over the past 10 years. To that end, I have been engaged in National Charities, Silken’s Active Kids Movement and GoodLife Kids Foundation.  I am also a director of the National Charity, Unsinkable, a story-sharing platform hosted by four-time Olympian, Silken Laumann.  Unsinkable’s mission is to connect and empower Canadians to achieve better mental, physical and spiritual health.   I am the current Chair and Chair of Cabinet of the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation. I have also served on the boards of many other community and national non-profit groups such as Scouts Canada (National Review Board), YMCA-YWCA of London, Childreach Centre, Southwestern Ontario Children’s Care Inc., Ronald McDonald House Charities, Community Living London and Global Vision. Global Vision is a National charity whose focus is to empower enterprising youth, through domestic and international programs, and provide them with the tools that will make them innovative Canadian leaders in the future.  In recognition of my community service, I have received the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal. I live an active lifestyle, working out regularly, playing golf and have recently retired from scuba diving.

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