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95gmyhrlBill 148: Employment Standards Act-Changes you should know – Presented by Patrizia Piccolo B.A., LL.B.

Update Coming Soon!  Since the passing of Bill 47, which repeals many of the employment and labour law changes that were introduced earlier this year, has passed, we will be providing an update to these changes in the new year.

On November 22, 2017 the Ontario government passed Bill 148, which includes amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The ESA now provides greater benefits and entitlements to employees. Some of the changes are effective in 2018 while others do not come into effect until 2019 or 2020.

This update, presented by Patrizia Piccolo, partner at Piccolo Heath LLP, will discuss changes to the ESA that may impact you at your workplace.  Some of the changes highlighted include vacation and public holidays, leaves of absence and vulnerable workers.


Infection Prevention and Control Updateinfection-control – Presented by Linda McLarty

February 2018 update for infection prevention and control presented by Linda McLarty. Includes detailed information about the new checklists issued in November 2017 by Public Health Ontario. In this video, Linda reviews best practices for infection prevention and control in dental hygiene practice including office policies and protocols, instrument reprocessing, infectious agents and evacuation system cleaning. The documents referred to in Linda’s presentation are available and listed as resources. ODHA sincerely appreciates Germiphene’s support of this presentation.


voytekAre You All That You Want To Be? Take Charge of Your Career & Future. – Presented by Larissa Voytek, RDH, HBSc, BA, MSc(Ed)

During this 90-minute webcast the primary focus is on professionalism, the role of dental hygienists as educators and communicators, how to build and share knowledge, and how to gain and keep client trust. Being able to quantify your abilities and value is critical to your success. The true mark of a professional is one who self-assesses and is constantly looking at ways to improve.


witkowskiThe Practice is Sold! Employment Contracts, Rights and the Impact on You. – Presented by David Witkowski, BBA, JD, Associate

David will discuss the implications of the purchase and sale of dental practices highlighting the following areas:

  • Your rights and obligations leading up to and post-sale;
  • The difference between a share and asset sale of a practice;
  • What to do when asked to sign a new employment agreement (contract) and whether it is required to continue employment;
  • Employer obligations when changing your terms of employment; and
  • Potential alternatives to agreeing to a change of employment.