Seminars

First Nations Employment Law Conference Terrace
First Nations Employment Law Conference TerraceOctober 24, 2018 | Permalink
TypeConference
DateOctober 24, 2018
Time9:00AM - 4:00PM
PlaceBest Western Terrace Inn, 4553 Greig Avenue, Terrace, BC
Cost$365 + GST per person. Group rates available for 3 or more attendees.
IncludesPrinted materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Harris & Company LLP is pleased to invite your organization to our upcoming First Nations Employment Law Conference in Terrace, B.C., to be held Wednesday, October 24. We welcome HR Managers, Band Administrators, Department Managers, and members of Council to join us for this full-day workshop.

The conference is comprised of topics specifically for First Nations' workplaces, e.g. band administration, First Nation economic development ventures, band schools, band health departments, etc.

Human Rights In The First Nations Workplace

  • Overview of the human rights legislation that applies to the First Nations workplace.
  • Discussion of the 'duty to accommodate' and how to deal with specific disabilities such as addiction.
Bullying And Harassment
  • Overview of the WorksafeBC's bullying and harassment legislation.
  • How to effectively manage bullying and harassment incidents that arise in your workplace.
Dismissals 101
  • A look at the unjust dismissal provisions under the Canada Labour Code.
  • Different sources of liability that can arise from a dismissal, and steps you can take to minimize potential liability.
  • The impact on your workplace following the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on the ability of federally regulated organizations to terminate employees without cause.
Social Media In The Workplace
  • What are the various issues that can arise in the workplace as a result of the use of social media?
  • What constitutes 'private' information?
  • How to establish effective internal policies to manage the social media in your workplace.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION. A $50 CANCELLATION FEE PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION LESS THAN 5 BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. A REFUND WILL NOT BE ISSUED IF YOU DO NOT ADVISE US OF YOUR CANCELLATION.

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First Nations Employment Law Conference Whitehorse
First Nations Employment Law Conference WhitehorseOctober 30, 2018 | Permalink
TypeConference
DateOctober 30, 2018
Time9:00AM - 4:00PM
PlaceCoast High Country Inn, 4051 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, YK
Cost$365 + GST per person. Group rates available for 3 or more attendees.
IncludesSeminar materials, continental breakfast, and lunch

Harris & Company LLP is pleased to invite your organization to our upcoming First Nations Employment Law Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon, to be held Tuesday, October 30. We welcome HR Managers, Band Administrators, Department Managers, and members of Council to join us for this full-day workshop.

The conference is comprised of topics specifically for First Nations' workplaces, e.g. band administration, First Nation economic development ventures, band schools, band health departments, etc.

Human Rights In The First Nations Workplace

  • Overview of the human rights legislation that applies to the First Nations workplace.
  • Discussion of the 'duty to accommodate' and how to deal with specific disabilities such as addiction.

Bullying And Harassment

  • Overview of the WorksafeBC's bullying and harassment legislation.
  • How to effectively manage bullying and harassment incidents that arise in your workplace.

Dismissals 101

  • A look at the unjust dismissal provisions under the Canada Labour Code.
  • Different sources of liability that can arise from a dismissal, and steps you can take to minimize potential liability.
  • The impact on your workplace following the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on the ability of federally regulated organizations to terminate employees without cause.

Social Media In The Workplace

  • What are the various issues that can arise in the workplace as a result of the use of social media?
  • What constitutes 'private' information?
  • How to establish effective internal policies to manage the social media in your workplace.


BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION. A $50 CANCELLATION FEE PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION LESS THAN 5 BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. A REFUND WILL NOT BE ISSUED IF YOU DO NOT ADVISE US OF YOUR CANCELLATION.

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FIPPA, Public Sector Privacy And Access To Information
FIPPA, Public Sector Privacy And Access To InformationNovember 07, 2018 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateNovember 07, 2018
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceBentall 5 Conference Centre, Ground Floor, 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost$365 + GST per person
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

Privacy and access to information continue to provide challenging issues for public bodies, and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) legislation adds a level of complexity which can be difficult to navigate.

During this introductory seminar, Harris Partner Suzanne Kennedy will explain the fundamentals of FIPPA and discuss key issues including:

  • Overview of the statutory regime including: key privacy and access principles, oversight and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC)
  • Access to information challenges
    • Responding to access request
    • Exceptions to disclosure - Recent developments
    • Dealing with the problem applicant
  • Practical tips for managing complaints and requests for review
  • Privacy compliance issues
    • Record retention practices
    • Employee monitoring (video surveillance, GPS, keystroke technology)
    • Restrictions on cross-border storage and access of personal information
  • Managing privacy breaches
  • Privacy impact assessments
  • Update on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and best practices to avoid penalties

Please note this is a foundations seminar and is suitable for new professionals in the public sector, or those looking for a refresher on this topic area.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION. A $50 CANCELLATION FEE PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION LESS THAN 5 BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. A REFUND WILL NOT BE ISSUED IF YOU DO NOT ADVISE US OF YOUR CANCELLATION.

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR) has pre-approved this seminar for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

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Managing In A Unionized Environment
Managing In A Unionized EnvironmentNovember 16, 2018 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateNovember 16, 2018
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceBentall 5 Conference Centre, Ground Floor, 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost$365 + GST per person
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

This introductory seminar will focus on providing managers and supervisors with the knowledge and skills required to administer collective agreements, and offer practical tools to manage unionized employees.

Harris lawyers Mark Colavecchia and Connor Levy will cover:

  • Management rights in a unionized workforce
  • How to establish workplace rules
  • Managing employee performance issues and progressive discipline, including: 
    • dealing appropriately with culpable behaviour- from the investigation of an employee's misconduct to the imposition of discipline; and
    • managing non-culpable issues in the union environment and dealing with employees not at fault.


Please note this is a foundations seminar and is suitable for new professionals or those looking for a refresher on this topic area.


BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION. A $50 CANCELLATION FEE PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION LESS THAN 5 BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. A REFUND WILL NOT BE ISSUED IF YOU DO NOT ADVISE US OF YOUR CANCELLATION.

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR) has pre-approved this seminar for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

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BC PIPA, Private Sector Privacy And Access to Information
BC PIPA, Private Sector Privacy And Access to InformationNovember 21, 2018 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateNovember 21, 2018
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceBentall 5 Conference Centre, Ground Floor, 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost$365 + GST per person
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

Managing privacy obligations and access to information requests continue to be an increasing challenge for private sector organizations. Recognition of privacy rights by courts and tribunals have raised the stakes in privacy compliance.

During this introductory seminar, Harris Partner Suzanne Kennedy will explain the fundamentals of the private sector privacy regime under the BC Personal Information Protection Act (BC PIPA) and discuss key issues including:

  • Overview of the statutory regime
    • Key privacy and access principles
    • The collection, use and disclosure of personal information
    • Employee monitoring (video surveillance, GPS, keystroke technology), background checks and access
    • Privacy breach management
    • Privacy policies
    • Notifications and consents
    • Record retention
    • Privacy impact assessments
  • Specific challenges in workplace privacy including cloud computing risks and recommended solutions
  • Practical solutions and risk management
  • Update on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and best practices to avoid penalties

Please note this is a foundations seminar and is suitable for new professionals in the private sector, or those looking for a refresher on this topic area.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION. A $50 CANCELLATION FEE PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION LESS THAN 5 BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. A REFUND WILL NOT BE ISSUED IF YOU DO NOT ADVISE US OF YOUR CANCELLATION.

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR) has pre-approved this seminar for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

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Human Rights 101 And The Duty to Accommodate
Human Rights 101 And The Duty to AccommodateNovember 23, 2018 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateNovember 23, 2018
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceBentall 5 Conference Centre, Ground Floor, 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost$365 + GST per person
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

In this seminar, Harris lawyers Vincent Johnston and Reut Amit will introduce participants to the basics of human rights law including:

  • Prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Human Rights Code
  • Overview of the human rights process
  • An introduction to the duty to accommodate
  • Dealing with 'invisible' disabilities
  • Strategies for handling human rights complaints.

The seminar will also provide an overview on accommodation the latest legal developments and their impact on the workplace, and answer questions including:

  • The employer's duty to accommodate - when does it arise and what does it require?
  • How do you know when you've reached the point of undue hardship?
  • What must be accommodated, and what does not need to be accommodated?
  • What about the accommodation process? Can the employer be liable based on process alone?

Please note this is a foundations seminar and is suitable for new HR professionals or those looking for a refresher on this topic area.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION. A $50 CANCELLATION FEE PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION LESS THAN 5 BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. A REFUND WILL NOT BE ISSUED IF YOU DO NOT ADVISE US OF YOUR CANCELLATION.

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR) has pre-approved this seminar for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

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