Seminars

First Nations Employment Conference Port Alberni
First Nations Employment Conference Port AlberniJune 01, 2017 | Permalink
TypeConference
DateJune 01, 2017
Time8:30AM - 3:00PM
PlacePort Alberni, BC
Cost$300 plus GST per person. Group rates available.
IncludesSeminar materials, continental breakfast, and lunch

This session is offered to HR Managers, Band Administrators, Department Managers, and members of Council and will cover topics specific to First Nations employers.

Human Rights in the First Nations Workplace

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

Canada Labour Code Unjust Dismissal Claims: New Supreme Court of Canada Decision

  • Overview of the unjust dismissal provisions under the Canada Labour Code.
  • How the recent decision on the ability of federally regulated organizations to terminate employees without cause impacts your workplace.

Minimizing Liability Arising from Dismissals

  • What are the different sources of liability that can arise from a dismissal, and what steps can you take to minimize your potential liability?

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 internal policies to effectively deal with the use of social media in your workplace.

Bullying and Harassment

  • Overview of WorkSafe BC’s bullying and harassment legislation.
  • How to effectively deal with bullying and harassment incidents that arise in your workplace.
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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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Articling 2018-19 Positions Open House
Articling 2018-19 Positions Open HouseJuly 06, 2017 | Permalink
TypeStudent Open House
DateJuly 06, 2017
Time4:30PM - 6:00PM
PlaceHarris & Company
CostComplimentary to students only
IncludesTour and Reception

Join us at our student open houses this summer to meet our lawyers and learn why Harris & Company LLP is Western Canada's largest employment and labour law firm.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at least one week prior to Rikia Penchuk at rpenchuk@harrisco.com. Please indicate which session you wish to attend in the subject line. 

View our student open house dates and details.

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Articling 2018-19 Positions Open House
Articling 2018-19 Positions Open HouseAugust 31, 2017 | Permalink
TypeStudent Open House
DateAugust 31, 2017
Time4:30PM - 6:00PM
PlaceHarris & Company
CostComplimentary to students only
IncludesTour and Reception

Join us at our student open houses this summer to meet our lawyers and learn why Harris & Company LLP is Western Canada's largest employment and labour law firm. 

Space is limited. Please RSVP at least one week prior to Rikia Penchuk at rpenchuk@harrisco.com. Please indicate which session you wish to attend in the subject line. 

View our student open house dates and details. 

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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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