Seminars

Social Media and Cloud Computing in the Workplace
Social Media and Cloud Computing in the WorkplaceJanuary 27, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateJanuary 27, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, breakfast and refreshments

As new technologies enter the workplace, privacy legislation and case law become more complex and create new challenges for employers. Employees are continuously connected to coworkers, clients and prospects through social media on their personal devices, while “cloud services” enable them to share business and personal information outside the organization's firewall.

How can human resources professionals and in-house counsel balance the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers and manage risks to the organization? With a view on keeping employers current on important developments in privacy law, Naz Mitha and Ilan Burkes will discuss a number of key topics in the area of workplace privacy during this introductory seminar, including:

• The interaction between employees’ misuse of social media and the Workers Compensation Act and Human Rights Code obligations

• Employers’ rights and guidelines for conducting social media background checks

• Developing and managing appropriate social media and internet usage policies

• Privacy rights in connection with an employee’s use of workplace computers and other electronic devices

• What to know before storing corporate data “in the cloud”

This seminar is particularly suitable for new HR professionals or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.

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Workplace Investigations
Workplace InvestigationsFebruary 24, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateFebruary 24, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, 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 introductory seminar, Kacey Krenn 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

This seminar is particularly suitable for new HR professionals or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.

Presenters Kacey A.
Krenn
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Practical Negotiations: Collective Bargaining Insights and Strategies for Employers
Practical Negotiations: Collective Bargaining Insights and Strategies for EmployersMarch 31, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateMarch 31, 2017
Time8:00AM - 1:00PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

In this introductory seminar, Harris lawyer 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 seminar 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

This seminar is particularly suitable for new HR professionals or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.

Presenters Alan D.
Winter
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Performance Management in the Workplace
Performance Management in the WorkplaceApril 21, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateApril 21, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, breakfast and refreshments

Join us for this half-day seminar as Harris Partner Joe Shaw guides employers through 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

This seminar is particularly suitable for new HR professionals or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.

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Preparing for Arbitration
Preparing for ArbitrationMay 26, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateMay 26, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, breakfast and refreshments

Arbitration is a costly way to settle differences. Don't miss this introductory seminar where Harris lawyer Gavin Hume, Q.C. and Ilan Burkes will provide employers with tools to prepare for the adjudication process to ensure the most effective use of legal representation.

During the seminar, they will cover topics including:

• How the Labour Relations Code applies to arbitration procedures

• The effective use of grievance procedure and legal counsel

• Investigation considerations including the interview process; collecting, preserving and handling the right information and evidence; and the role of the Union

• Organization of the case book

This seminar is particularly suitable for new HR professionals or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.

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Attendance Management
Attendance ManagementJune 09, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateJune 09, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, breakfast and refreshments

In light of continuing developments in the law concerning attendance management, Harris Partner 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

This seminar is particularly suitable for new HR professionals or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.

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