Employment & Labour Law, Human Resources & Benefit Plans

BMO Community Room - 2nd Floor of the Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Road)

Friday November 15, 2019

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This skills-based training module is intended to improve municipal administrators’ knowledge with respect to employment and labour law, human resources and benefit plans. It will help build awareness of the legal framework of human resource management with respect to employment contracts, collective agreements and workplace policies. Participants will also learn the procedure for dispute resolution and the legal responsibilities of municipal managers. This is the first of our two modules in the training series.

Workshop Objectives

  • Overview of Legal Framework
  • Understanding municipal managers responsibilities with respect to human resources
  • Understand the purpose and identify key elements of employment contracts, collective agreements and workplace policies
  • Compare, contrast and interpret labour laws with existing policies
  • Review of Labour Disputes, the grievance procedure, arbitration and enforcement / judicial review
  • Develop internal processes and procedures that align with requirements and ensure consistent practices with respect to benefit plans
  • Understand requirements and the plan administrators' responsibilities


To register for the workshop please complete the following online registration form*Note: If you are registering multiple individuals, please complete one registration form, per individual. We can only accommodate up to 30 participants in this workshop and attendance is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost to attend is $450 for AMANS Members and $610 for Non-Members. If you are a non-member, ask your municipality about using one of their training vouchers to get a discount. Please call our office for more information (902) 423-2215.
If you wish to cancellation your registration you must adhere to the AMANS Event and Training Cancellation Policy.


This module will be facilitated by Noella Martin, Q.C. Partner with Wickwire Holm. Noella is a member of Wickwire Holm's Labour & Employment, Regulatory / Administrative, Municipal Litigation services areas. Noella has represented employers at virtually every type of labour or employment related hearing, including the Labour Board, arbitrations and all levels of court. Noella has acted as a chief spokesperson in collective bargaining and has appeared before and been a member of interest at arbitration boards.