Seminars

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

*SESSION FULLY BOOKED**

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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First Nations Employment Conference Kamloops
First Nations Employment Conference KamloopsApril 05, 2017 | Permalink
TypeConference
DateApril 05, 2017
Time9:00am - 4:00pm
PlaceFour Points by Sheraton Kamloops, 1175 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC, V1S 1R5
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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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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