Seminars

FIPPA, Public Sector Privacy And Access To Information
FIPPA, Public Sector Privacy And Access To InformationSeptember 29, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateSeptember 29, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

This session is fully booked. Please contact Joanne Wong at info@harrisco.com to be placed on the waitlist. 


Privacy and access to information present increasingly challenging issues for public bodies. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) is a complex piece of legislation which can be difficult to navigate.

During this introductory seminar, Harris Partner Suzanne Kennedy will review the fundamentals of FIPPA,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

This introductory seminar is suitable for new HR professionals in the public sector, or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.


This seminar has been pre-approved for continuing professional development (CPD) hours by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR).

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Bullying And Harassment: Employer Obligations And Recent Developments
Bullying And Harassment: Employer Obligations And Recent DevelopmentsOctober 10, 2017 | Permalink
TypeTraining Tuesday Webinar Series
DateOctober 10, 2017
Time8:00AM - 9:00AM PDT
PlaceOnline (GoToWebinar)
CostComplimentary
IncludesPresentation materials

Join this informative webinar as Harris lawyers Jessica Fairbairn and Jeremy Dong discuss:

  • How to recognize bullying and harassment
  • Policy requirements
  • The process for reporting complaints
  • Employer obligations and best practices during investigations, and
  • Recent case developments

This webinar has been pre-approved for continuing professional development (CPD) hours by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR).
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BC PIPA, Private Sector Privacy And Access To Information
BC PIPA, Private Sector Privacy And Access To InformationOctober 13, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateOctober 13, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

Managing privacy obligations and access to information requests are increasingly challenging issues 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 review the fundamentals of the private sector privacy regime under the BC Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), 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

This introductory seminar is suitable for new HR professionals in the private sector, or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.

This seminar has been pre-approved for continuing professional development (CPD) hours by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR).
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Managing In A Unionized Environment
Managing In A Unionized EnvironmentOctober 20, 2017 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateOctober 20, 2017
Time8:30AM - 12:30PM
PlaceDowntown Vancouver, BC
Cost$350 + taxes
IncludesPrinted seminar materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

In this introductory seminar, Harris Partners Chris Leenheer and Mark Colavecchia will focus on providing managers and supervisors with practical knowledge and skills for administering collective agreements, and tools for managing unionized employees.

Topics covered include:

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


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

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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