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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Human Rights 101 and the Duty to Accommodate
Human Rights 101 and the Duty to AccommodateDecember 02, 2016 | Permalink
TypeWorkplace Law Foundations Series
DateDecember 02, 2016
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, Harris Partner Stephanie Vellins 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


THE DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE

Employers have a duty to accommodate disabled employees with work-related limitations up to the point of undue hardship. Increased demands, evolving case law and escalating liabilities in this area combined to create significant practical challenges for employers.

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?

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

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