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Employment Law 101
Employment Law 101November 17, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateNovember 17, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

This seminar will review the fundamentals of employment law and provide practical tips to 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, Workers Compensation)
  • Establishing and managing the employment relationship
    • The value of written employment contracts
    • Effect use of probationary periods
    • Performance management and discipline
    • What is a constructive dismissal
  • Ending the employment relationship
    • Grounds for terminations (cause and without cause)
    • Limiting costs associated with terminations
    • Structuring severance packages

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

Human Rights 101 and the Duty to Accommodate
Human Rights 101 and the Duty to AccommodateNovember 24, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateNovember 24, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

Human Rights 101 

In this section of our introductory seminar, we will introduce attendees 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

Duty To Accommodate

This section of the seminar will provide an overview on accommodation with the latest legal developments and their impact on the workplace, 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 need not be?
  • What about the accommodation process? Can the employer be liable based on process alone?


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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Top 10 Issues For Employers This Holiday Season
Top 10 Issues For Employers This Holiday SeasonDecember 05, 2017 | Permalink
TypeTraining Tuesday Webinar Series
DateDecember 05, 2017
Time8:00AM - 9:00AM PST
PlaceOnline (GoToWebinar)
CostComplimentary
IncludesPresentation materials

With the holiday season fast approaching, Harris lawyers Matthew Cooperwiliams and Ilan Burkes will review 10 key issues that employers face during this time of year, including cases and practical take-aways regarding:

  1. Statutory holidays
  2. Holiday bonuses
  3. Seasonal religious issues and human rights
  4. Employee misbehaviour at holiday parties
  5. Party social host liability
  6. Sexual harassment
  7. Parenting obligations during the holiday season
  8. Office closures
  9. Online holiday shopping
  10. Tacky Christmas sweaters

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

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