Live webinar August 8, 2023 at 12:00pm EST
OR available available video recording



Antonio Urdaneta


3 hours

SUMMARY:  This course provides a review of employment standards basics, including who does it apply to, its purpose, and the minimum expectations for employers to comply with when managing its employees. Professional and ethical considerations about conflict of interest will also be discussed, and it will explore implicit bias and how to address it.

  • Minimum Standards
    • Relationship: employee and employers
    • Examples of minimum standards and its regulations
    • Minimum standards
    • Recent amendments and trends in minimum standards
    • Examples of Enforcement
    • Recent decisions about minimum standards
  • Implicit Bias
  • Conflict of Interest
    • Types and examples of conflict of interest
    • Why is conflict of interest unethical?
    • Professional Rules (Rules of Professional Conduct: ss. 1, 3.4. Paralegal Rules of Conduct: ss. 1, 3.04, 3.05)
    • Recent decisions about conflict of interest

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For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario
 • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 1 hour

• EDI Professionalism Hours: this program contains 1 hour of EDI Professionalism Content
• Professionalism Hours: this program contains 1 hour of other Professionalism Content

Law Societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia

   • For members of these Law Societies, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual requirements.

Further accreditation pending approval

Purchasing Options

Single Course


• Attendance at the live three hour webinar
• Access to the course materials
• Ability to watch the webinar until December 31, 2024


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Your Instructor

Antonio Urdaneta

Barrister & Solicitor

Founder, Workplace Legal

Antonio is the thought leader behind Workplace Legal. He focuses on improving work climate and empowering business leaders, entrepreneurs, managers, supervisors and human resources professionals to reduce the inherent threats of workplace relations by providing innovative training, advisory, investigations, and litigation services. Antonio uses coaching tools and skills to inform, advice and represent workplaces in their virtual and physical challenges, including business transformation and managing toxic leadership.

Antonio obtained a Bachelor’s of Civil Law from Zulia’s University in 2003 and completed the Canadian National Committee on Accreditation in 2015. His legal work includes employment standards, human rights, health and safety, pay equity, harassment, discrimination, violence, hazards, privacy, BYOD, agreements, contracts and policies, employment related ADRs (mediation, arbitration), and litigation (wrongful/constructive dismissals). He has successfully represented and assisted clients at the Superior Court of Justice and various administrative tribunals in Ontario.

Antonio also conducts workplace investigations regarding allegations of violence, harassment, discrimination, accidents/incidents, theft and failure to comply with company policies, by-laws and collective agreements.