Teach, Talk, Try: 2022 Webinar Series

As we continue to persevere through our "new-normal", MDK Business Law Professional Corporation has continued to release a series of webinars in partnership with Invest Ottawa (IO).

Please note, a majority of these webinars are structured as highly interactive, online workshops (Teach, Talk, Try) where participants received practical guidance from our presenters.

Please click on each of the titles below to access our past webinars via powerpoint: 

1. Global Privacy Law Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this highly interactive and fast-paced workshop designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try), MDK’s lawyers give an update on privacy law issues or changes affecting businesses with customers in North America, Europe and other countries around the globe.

In this webinar, Drew Kelsall and Parisa Khazra touch base on the following topics:

  • Privacy Legislations in Canada & Abroad
  • Upcoming changes in Canada, BC and Alberta
  • Quebec's Bill 64
  • California Privacy Laws
  • EU's GDPR Updates
  • China's new Privacy Legislation

 

2. Business Break-Ups: A Legal Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this highly interactive and fast-paced workshop designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try), lawyers from MDK Business Law will share a number of issues and lessons learned arising out of the planned or forced parting of ways amongst business partners.

In this webinar, Naomi Morisawa De Koven and Justin Clory discuss the corporate, commercial and employment law issues to be mindful of when making the decision to break up a business partnership.

 

3. Spring Cleaning for Businesses

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this webinar, Parisa Khazra and Justin Clory discuss:

  • Cleaning up your minute book (corporate record requirements and best practices)
  • Cleaning up your commercial agreements (keeping agreements organized; clauses that are important to make note of and keep track of; noteable recent changes.)
  • Personal information (best practices for collection, use and retention of your personal information and client information, and important requirements.)

 

4. Legally Compliant = Bare Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this Ask Me Anything webinar, Dr. Sue Haywood, Retention & Workforce Productivity Expert, and Justin Clory, MDK Business & Employment Law Expert, share how to be legally compliant in today’s remote workplace, and why it should be the bare minimum for companies of any size.

In December 2021, Bill 27 – also known as the Working for Workers Act – was passed by the Ontario government. Justin, Business Lawyer at MDK Business Law, reviews the Working for Workers Act, along with general employment law considerations for virtual employees such as:

  • Which provinces employment laws apply to a virtual employee living outside of Ontario;
  • Accommodations and health & safety considerations;
  • Key considerations in the employment contract;
  • Workplace policies; and,
  • Other items to consider, such as tax consequences.

 

5. Privacy Compliance Part One: Data Mapping

 

 

 

 

 

 

All companies collect and use personal information. As regulations evolve and become more complicated, it is important for business leaders to understand how to collect, store, and use personal information. In this highly interactive two-part workshop designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try), MDK Business Law will share best practices for building a Data Map.

This webinar discusses:

  • What is a Data Map, and why one is needed;
  • Creating the Data Map: Information - Compiling, Organizing, Mapping, Updating

 

6. Privacy Compliance Part Two: Drafting Your Privacy Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

All companies collect and use personal information. As regulations evolve and become more complicated, it is important for business leaders to understand how to collect, store, and use personal information. In this highly interactive two-part workshop designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try), MDK Business Law will share best practices for how to draft your Privacy Statement.

This webinar covers:

  • Privacy regime in Canada & abroad;
  • Privacy by design;
  • Guiding principles;
  • Common privacy policy terms

 

7. Returning to Work: Lessons Learned

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pandemic has challenged employers to re-think the way their businesses operate and their interactions and communications with staff. Post-pandemic working environments require new business decisions with respect to virtual/hybrid work requirements and for hiring outside of Ontario, as well as a greater focus on ESG (environmental, social, governance) considerations. Join Naomi and Justin as they bring a legal perspective to the business decisions employers face in the “evolving normal” and how employers can manage the risks associated with these decisions.

 

8. AI & Privacy: Canada's Changing Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada’s privacy regime may be changing! The recent Bill C-27 can have meaningful impacts for how use AI, and their management of Personal Information. Join us as we discuss: The Artificial Intelligence Data Act is one of the first to govern the use of AI in business, and with that comes a novel regulatory framework. On the privacy side, new laws and increasing customer awareness means important impacts on your bottom-line and reputation. Join us in highly interactive and fast-paced workshop designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try) as we discuss what changes may be coming, impacts on businesses and how to remain compliant with this quickly evolving landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Spring Cleaning (new date)