Ensure you're ready for the changes ahead! Join a panel of speakers to learn how to manage your business within the confines of Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.
Karl Baldauf, Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)
The OCC has experienced a period of transformation during Baldauf’s time as Vice-President of Policy & Government Relations, and is firmly positioned as the province’s most credible and visible voice of business. He is one of Canada’s leading business advocates, advancing change through partnerships to achieve policy solutions that support the growth of Ontario’s economy, people and communities.
Ian A. Johncox, Mason Bennett Johncox
Ian practices in the areas of employment law, franchise litigation and contract litigation. Ian’s employment law practice includes acting for employers and employees, which gives him a balanced perspective to his clients’ issues. His employer clients look to him for employment contracts, personnel policies, advice on disciplining employees, preparing severance packages, defending wrongful dismissal lawsuits, advice on employers’ statutory obligations and human rights advice. Ian assists employees in negotiating employment contracts and obtaining fair severance packages.
Ian believes that “Prevention is the Best Medicine”. He urges his clients to implement policies, procedures, safeguards and sound written agreements to reduce both the risk of litigation before it happens and the extent of litigation when it is unavoidable. Ian is a practical problem solver. He realizes that litigation is expensive, time-consuming and inconvenient and uses every tool at his disposal to resolve your dispute efficiently.
Ian was the youngest ever President of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (2001-2002), serving on the Chamber’s Board of Directors from 1999 to 2004. He sat on the Board of Directors for the Durham College Educational Network from 2004 to 2009. Ian is also a former President of the Durham Community Legal Clinic and Vice-President of the Credit Counselling Service of Durham Region. Currently, Ian is a member of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce, the Durham Region Law Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.
Stephanie A. Miner, Mason Bennett Johncox
Stephanie joined Mason Bennett Johncox Professional Corporation as an associate in July 2017 after completing her articles at the firm. Stephanie practices in the areas of Civil Litigation and Employment Law. Stephanie holds an honours B.A. from Queen’s University in Political Science with a minor in International Development, graduating with distinction. She received her J.D. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2016 where she received the Schulich Scholarship in Law and the McIntosh Award for excellence in the area of public affairs. She was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2017.
Stephanie has worked as an intern at Human Rights Watch on a variety of international legal matters and spent several summers working at the Queen’s Park Legislature in Toronto. Prior to law school, Stephanie was a research assistant in the Queen’s University Centre for Studies on Democracy and Diversity. In this position, Stephanie researched the development of women’s rights and gender equality in Canada. She received the Queen’s University Principal’s Scholarship for academic excellence. Stephanie also participated in an international exchange program, studying Political Science and Economics in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Stephanie is a member of the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade, the Durham Region Law Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association. She looks forward to building a successful law practice and getting further involved in the community of the Durham Region.
Corette Miller, new initiatives hr consulting inc.
Corette brings over 15 years’ experience as a human resources professional to large and small corporations throughout North America. Her clients have included public and private sector, you’re local pet boutique, manufacturing, hospitality, industrial, technology, computer software, fitness centres, health-care technology to various corporate environments! new initiatives help clients learn about and deal with matters within the realm of Human Resources.
A big part of Corette’s role is educating and partnering with employers and business-owners. Client needs range from basic to advanced, from beginner overviews to issue-focussed. Clients have valued Corette’s fresh, plain-language presentations and her practical, straight-talking approach to HR.