Seminars

Workplace Investigations
Workplace InvestigationsFebruary 19, 2016 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateFebruary 19, 2016
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

Supervisors have a duty to protect their employees from workplace bullying and harassment and are often the first source of assistance for a harassed employee.

In this half-day seminar, Paul Fairweather will help prepare managers and supervisors meet their obligations with preventing and resolving workplace harassment incidents.

Through interactive exercises and case studies, you will learn:

  • The requirements of an anti-bullying and harassment policy
  • How to identify bullying and harassment
  • Strategies for responding to complaints
  • The fundamentals of conducting an investigation
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Partial Sick Leave and Accommodation
Partial Sick Leave and AccommodationFebruary 24, 2016 | Permalink
TypeEducation Law Webinar Series
DateFebruary 24, 2016
Time8:00AM - 9:00AM PST
PlaceOnline (GoToWebinar)
CostComplimentary

Due to the overwhelming interest from our recent Education Law Conference, we are holding a six-part webinar series on the key legal issues affecting employers in the education sector. We encourage you to attend our monthly webinars if you missed the conference or are looking for a refresher on the topics in 2016.

Join us for the upcoming webinar where Michael Hancock will discuss the following issues:

• How should school districts manage employees on partial sick leave?

• Do employees have a right to perpetual partial leave?

• Can an employee on partial sick leave have their FTE reduced?

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Collective Bargaining
Collective BargainingMarch 18, 2016 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateMarch 18, 2016
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

In this half-day seminar, Harris Partner Alan Winter will take employers through the various stages of collective bargaining, offering practical insights into the process and strategies to deal with procedural and substantive bargaining issues that often arise during negotiations.

Attendance for this session is strictly limited to offer participants a practical and interactive learning experience.

Topics covered in this presentation will include:

  • Before Bargaining
  • Negotiations: Only the Beginning
  • In the Thick of It: What to Expect as Negotiations Progress
  • Light at the End of The Tunnel? Nearing the End of Bargaining
  • Post-Negotiations
Presenters Alan D.
Winter
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Performance Management
Performance Management April 22, 2016 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateApril 22, 2016
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments
In this half-day seminar, Joseph Shaw will guide employers on how to properly set standards for performance and work-related employee behaviour.

Key takeaways for participants include:

• An understanding of the law as it relates to performance management and discipline

• Tools for effectively managing the workplace, including managing difficult employees

• A better understanding of handling performance-related discipline in the workplace

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Preparing for Arbitration
Preparing for ArbitrationMay 27, 2016 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateMay 27, 2016
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments
Arbitration is a costly way to settle differences. In this half-day seminar, Gavin Hume and Ilan Burkes will provide employers with tools to prepare for the adjudication process to ensure the most effective use of legal representation.

Topics covered will include:

• Effective use of grievance procedure

• Union position

• Collecting the right information and evidence

• Organization of the case book

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Attendance Management
Attendance ManagementJune 24, 2016 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateJune 24, 2016
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments
In light of continuing developments in the law concerning attendance management, Adriana Wills will address key issues including:

• Identifying and distinguishing between culpable and non-culpable absenteeism

• Determining when and how much medical information can be required from an employee

• Meeting the employer's duty to accommodate in an attendance management context

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Training Tuesday Webinar Series
Training Tuesday Webinar Series October 06, 2015 | Permalink
TypeTraining Tuesday Webinar Series
DateOctober 06, 2015
Time8:00 AM PDT
PlaceOnline (GoToWebinar)
CostComplimentary to Harris clients, BC HRMA members and invited guests
Includes1 hour training webinar and online materials

Join us between October 2015 to June 2016 for our one-hour training webinars. This series of webinars will offer the participants a timely discussion on legal issues facing employers, followed by a question and answer period. 

Registration for this series is complimentary for all Harris clients, BCHRMA members and invited guests. Topics will be announced one month prior to the presentation date.

Registration Details:

You may opt-in to receiving our webinar mailings by clicking 'Subscribe' below and checking off the 'Webinars' box. You will then receive the emails prompting you to register for the webinar each month.

Technical requirements include high-speed internet access.


Occupational Health & Safety Investigations - Do Not Pass Go...Go Straight to Jail
Occupational Health & Safety Investigations - Do Not Pass Go...Go Straight to JailFebruary 02, 2016 | Permalink
TypeTraining Tuesday Webinar Series
DateFebruary 02, 2016
Time8:00AM - 9:00AM PST
PlaceOnline (GoToWebinar)
CostComplimentary

This webinar will examine the new reality facing employers involved in serious workplace incidents, including the increased risk of regulatory and criminal prosecutions by WorkSafeBC and the police.

During the presentation, Harris Partner Andrew Wood will discuss:

•  the new serious incident investigation procedures used by WorkSafeBC and the police since the October 2014 implementation of Gordon Macatee's WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan Report; and

•  the measures that employers should take to protect their interests during such investigations.

Presenters Andrew C.
Wood

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