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CPHR NS - Social Media and the Workplace (Halifax)
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When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
9:00am-10:30am, check in between 8:45-9:00am
Where: CPHR Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103

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CPHR CPD:  1.5

Social Media is a relevant topic in today's workplace.  Join us for this session which will cover:

  • Hiring Processes and Social Media
  • Policies for Social Media and Employees
  • Policies for Social Media and Employers
  • Off-Duty Conduct Online

Hiring Practices and Social Media.  How and when can employers use social media as a resource during the recruitment process?  What legal issues surrounding privacy and human rights do employers need to be aware of?  How can employers utilize this resource in a responsible and legal way?

Policies for Social Media and Employees.  How can an employer ensure a respectful and harmonious workplace for their employees in relation to social media?  What are permissible and impermissible elements of such a policy?  How should these policies be implemented?

Policies for Social Media and Employers. What policies should be in place in regard to tracking employees' social media use?  What infringes on an employee's reasonable expectation of privacy, and what doesn't?

Off-Duty Conduct Online. What type of off-duty online conduct will irreparably damage the employment relationship such that dismissal is justified?  How will decision-makers assess whether online posts or videos harm an employer's reputation or damage the employment relationship?  Do employees have any freedom to criticize their employers online during their off-duty hours?


About the Facilitator

Ian Pickard is a Partner with McInnes Cooper. Ian is a member of the Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Bars. His practice is chiefly comprised of providing ongoing labour and employment advice to major employers in Nova Scotia including a number of School Boards. Ian acts as Chief Negotiator of collective agreements, provides support in the collective bargaining process, assists in the management of labour disputes and represents employers in all types of arbitrations and wrongful dismissal litigation. Ian also regularly represents employers in Human Rights and Labour Standards Litigation.

Ian has lectured extensively on the topic of attendance management, employee termination, and the collective bargaining process. The skill with which Ian conducts his practice has earned him a place on the Best Lawyers in Canada list for his practice in labour and employment law.


  8:45 am  Participant Check-in and Coffee/Tea available
  9:00 am  Session begins
10:30 am  Session concludes



Early Bird (by Sept 27)

After Sept 27, 2018
Members $119 plus HST ($136.85) $179 plus HST ($205.85)
Future Members and Others $279 plus HST ($320.85) $339 plus HST ($389.85)

CPHR Nova Scotia's CPHRs receive a $20 discount off the above pricing.

Important note: Registrants must renew their membership for the period starting September 1, 2018 (by August 31, 2018) in order to qualify for member rates for this session.  If a member registers before they renew and then later does not renew, the price difference (to the non-member rate) will apply and it will be the responsibility of the individual to pay it.  If you renew on time and/or register after August 31, this statement will not apply to you.


To Register

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click on the register for this link above.  By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy.

IMPORTANT: Registering someone other than yourself?  If you are a member and are registering someone else to attend the event, do not log into the site to register.  If the other person is a member, they must log in themselves using their own member ID and password and register that way.  If the other person is not a member, do not log in, just register them from the public area of the website.  Registrations must be done online.

The registration deadline is Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 12 noon (or earlier if the event is sold out).  Please note that registrations are not possible after online registration has closed.  Registration cannot be purchased at the door.

Payment Terms

Payment is due by the registration deadline or within 30 days of your registration (whichever is earlier).  Payments made be made conveniently online at time of registration by Visa/Mastercard or by cheque received by the registration deadline.  Cheques must be received by the registration deadline (October 11) by CPHR Nova Scotia, 84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103, Halifax, NS B3S 1A2.  Registrations September 27th or later must be paid online at time of registration.

If paying by Visa or Mastercard, you must have the billing address exactly as it appears on the credit card statement or the transaction will be declined.  This is a security feature for your protection.

Cancellation Policy

A refund, less a $40 plus HST processing fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing by September 27, 2018 at 12:00 noon.  Those who make reservations and do not attend will be required to pay for the full session fee.  Cancellations received in writing by 12:00 noon on September 27, 2018 will only be charged the processing fee.  Substitutions are permitted up to two business days before the event (for substitutions, the registrant must advise our office of their replacement in writing by 10:00am on October 16).  Member/non-member rates will be applied to the substitutions.  This cancellation policy applies regardless of date of registration.  Registrations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable.

By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and the Cancellation Policy.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660 / Fax: (902) 446-3677