Seminars

PRACTICAL NEGOTIATIONS: Collective Bargaining Basics for Managers and Supervisors
PRACTICAL NEGOTIATIONS: Collective Bargaining Basics for Managers and SupervisorsApril 25, 2014 | Permalink
TypeSeminar
DateApril 25, 2014
Time8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Room opens at 8:15 AM)
PlaceHarris Main Boardroom
Cost$350.00 + GST
IncludesSeminar materials and breakfast items

Alan Winter provides ongoing labour and employment-related services and advice to clients with a focus on conducting labour negotiations on behalf of employers in both the private and public sectors; and representing employers on Workers' Compensation matters involving assessments, occupational health and safety standards, and workers' claims for compensation. Alan also brings with him extensive training experience and a fresh, interactive teaching style to his workshops.

In this half-day session, Alan will take participants through the various stages of collective bargaining, offering practical insight into the process and strategies for dealing with your union's bargaining teams. Attendance for this session is strictly limited in order to offer participants a practical and interactive experience. This session shouldn't be missed!

Topics to be reviewed 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

Presenters Alan D.
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Annual Client Conference 2014
Annual Client Conference 2014May 29, 2014 | Permalink
TypeConference
DateMay 29, 2014
Time9:00AM - 4:00PM - Registration opens at 8:00AM
PlaceThe Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - 900 West Georgia Street
CostComplimentry to Harris Clients & Invited Guests
IncludesConference materials, light breakfast items and refreshments

This year's Annual Client Conference will take place on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Please join us for a full day of presentations on the latest developments in workplace law.

 

Registration numbers are limited. Please contact Conference Coordinator, Victoria Grady vgrady@harrisco.com for further details.

 

Topics will be of interest to federal and provincial employers in both the public and private sectors, and will include the following:

 

Senior Panel: The Hardest Lessons Learned From Experience
Eric Harris & Friends

Senior Partner, Eric Harris, and his special guests share valuable and entertaining lessons learned during their years of experience.

 

Undue Hardship: Where Is That Point?
Paul Fairweather & Mark Colavecchia

 

Panel: Workplace Law in the Courts 2014
Chris Leenheer, Nazeer Mitha, & Sari Wiens

  

Blurred Lines: New Challenges In Human Rights & Accommodation
Michael Hancock & Frances Doyle

 

WorkSafeBC Bullying & Harassment: One Year Later
Andrew Wood & Kacey Krenn

 

Drug & Alcohol Testing: Latest Developments
Vincent Johnston & Scott McCann

 

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Training Tuesday Webinar Series
Training Tuesday Webinar Series June 03, 2014 | Permalink
TypeWebinar
DateJune 03, 2014
TimeNew Seats Added!
PlaceOn-line
CostComplimentary to Harris clients, BCHRMA members and invited guests
IncludesHour-long training webinar

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month between October 2013 to June 2014 for an hour-long training webinar. This series of nine webinars will offer the participants a timely discussion on legal issues facing employers, followed by a question and answer period. Registration for this series is complimentary for all Harris clients, BCHRMA members and invited guests. Topics will be announced one month prior to the presentation date.

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

 

Registration includes all nine webinars.  You are not required to register for each session individually. One registration is required per connection. 

Technical requirements include high-speed internet access.


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Preparing for Arbitration
Preparing for ArbitrationJune 20, 2014 | Permalink
Type1/2 Day Bootcamp Training Seminar
DateJune 20, 2014
Time8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PlaceVancouver, BC
Cost$350 plus GST
IncludesContinental breakfast and seminar materials

In these recessionary times, employers are looking for ways to cut costs and trim legal fees. This half-day workshop provides employers with the tools they need to prepare for the adjudication process to ensure effective use of their billed hours.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Effective use of grievance procedure
  • Union position
  • Collecting the right information and evidence
  • Organization of the case book

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Privacy, Social Media and Cloud Computing
Privacy, Social Media and Cloud ComputingFebruary 21, 2014 | Permalink
Type1/2 Day Bootcamp Training Seminar
DateFebruary 21, 2014
Time8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PlaceVancouver, BC
Cost$350 plus GST
IncludesContinental breakfast and seminar materials

The modern workplace is creating new challenges in the realm of privacy. With the increased use of the internet, social media and technology in the workplace there are new challenges for balancing the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers.

With a view to keeping employers current on important developments in privacy law, this presentation will discuss a number of “hot topics” in the area of workplace privacy including:

  • Social media background checks
  • Privacy rights in connection with an employee’s use of workplace computers and other electronic devices; and cloud computing

Harassment Prevention for Managers and Supervisors
Harassment Prevention for Managers and SupervisorsMarch 14, 2014 | Permalink
Type1/2 Day Bootcamp Training Seminar
DateMarch 14, 2014
Time8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PlaceVancouver, BC
Cost$350 plus GST
IncludesContinental breakfast and seminar materials

Supervisors have a duty to protect their employees from workplace harassment, and are often the first source of assistance for a harassed employee.

In this half-day session, our lawyers will prepare managers and supervisors for the duty of preventing and resolving workplace harassment incidents.

Through interactive exercises and case studies, registrants will learn:

  • How to identify true harassment 
  • How to create a respectful work environment 
  • When and how to intervene to prevent harassment
  • Different strategies for responding to different kinds of complaints
Performance Management
Performance ManagementApril 11, 2014 | Permalink
Type1/2 Day Bootcamp Training Seminar
DateApril 11, 2014
Time8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PlaceVancouver, BC
Cost$350 plus GST
IncludesContinental breakfast and seminar materials

This workshop is intended to provide those responsible for managing or supervising human resources with the necessary knowledge to properlyset standards for performance and work-related employee behaviour.

Attendees should expect to take away from this session:

  • Tools for managing, including managing difficult employees
  • A better understanding of handling discipline in the workplace

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