Seminars

Cannabis And The Workplace
Cannabis And The WorkplaceSeptember 14, 2018 | Permalink
TypeProfessional Development Seminar
DateSeptember 14, 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 SEMINAR IS NOW FULL. TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST, PLEASE EMAIL JOANNE WONG, EVENT COORDINATOR AT JWONG@HARRISCO.COM

Scott McCann and Brad Cocke will discuss the topical issue of cannabis and its impact on the workplace, with a focus on providing managers, supervisors and HR professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the use of cannabis by employees.

Key issues covered will include:

  • Cannabis basics - from illicit drugs to legal medicine
  • The current state of the law
      • Criminal law and anticipated changes
      • Medicinal use
      • Law applicable to the workplace
  • Drug addiction and medicinal use
      • Required medical documentation
      • The duty to accommodate employees
  • Recreational use
      • Proving usage
      • Investigations, discipline and discharge
  • Legalization and its anticipated impact on the workplace, and how employers can be prepared.


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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Attendance Management
Attendance ManagementOctober 01, 2018 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateOctober 01, 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

As a general proposition, Canadians are missing more days of work than they used to, and absenteeism is costing employers money in the form of lost productivity, disrupted workplaces, lower worker morale, and so on. In light of this rising trend and continuing developments in the law concerning attendance management, Harris partner Adriana Wills will address key issues in this introductory seminar, including how to:

  • Implement an attendance management program
  • Identify and distinguish between culpable and non-culpable absenteeism
  • Determine when, what and how much information can be requested from an employee, and the consequences for employees when they fail to provide information
  • Meet the employer's duty to accommodate in an attendance management context.

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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Employment Law 101
Employment Law 101October 12, 2018 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateOctober 12, 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 review the fundamentals of employment law, including practical tips that address all facets of the non-union employment relationship, including:

  • Understanding the legal framework
    • Statutory and common law obligations
    • Application of provincial and federal legislations (employment standards, human rights, privacy, and workers compensation)
  • Establishing and managing the employment relationship
    • The value of written employment contracts
    • Effective use of probationary periods
    • Peformance management and discipline
    • What constitutes a constructive dismissal
  • Ending the employment relationship
    • Grounds for termination (with cause / without cause)
    • Limiting costs associated with terminations
    • Structuring severance packages


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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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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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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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 acccommodation 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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