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Managing Probationary Employees

October 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


September Is The Peak Hiring Month Of The Year

You now likely have a peak of new employees joining your company. To mitigate risks to the company, many employers hire new employees on a “probationary” basis to give themselves a grace period and to assess the candidate’s suitability.  As an employer, do you know all the legal obligations and rights that come with a probationary period?  Do your workplace contracts and practices stand up to scrutiny by the courts or by legal counsel?  What are the pitfalls and hidden landmines in hiring with a probationary period? As well, if you need to terminate an employee within a probationary period, how do you ensure you adhere to employment standards legislation and other laws? What about when you are terminating a contractor or freelancer?

Get up to speed on hiring and terminating probationary employees, while protecting your workplace. 

What You Will Learn

  • What is a probationary period?
  • How can long can it be?
  • Properly incorporating probation in the employment offer.
  • How to track a probationary employee?
  • How to performance manage a probationary employee?
  • How to terminate a probationary employee?
  • Entitlements of a probationary employee.
  • Considerations when recruiting talent or hiring from a competing entity
  • Human rights and probation.

Who Should Attend

HR professionals, Hiring Managers, Startups, you.  

Join us over breakfast to learn the facts of terminations during probation. 



Tina K. Lee
Managing Partner, Lee Workplace Law

Tina Lee has extensive employment, human rights, and workplace law experience. Tina’s employment and workplace law practice covers employment agreements and policies, wrongful dismissal litigation, workplace harassment and discrimination matters, restrictive covenant disputes, high profile business transactions, and other workplace matters.

Tina helps bring productivity and engagement to your workplace.  



October 22, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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