The BC Virtual Employment Law Conference is the best opportunity for employers to Learn the Latest about recent changes to HR compliance and return to work requirements due to COVID-19 and other essential topics.
Welcome and conference opening
Brad N. Cocke, Partner
Jessica S. Fairbairn, Partner
The modern workplace
In today’s workplace, employers face many challenging legal obligations. In this session, you’ll:
- Learn how to navigate developments in the workplace from an occupational health and safety perspective
- Understand effective implementation of legal obligations, and
- Consider the future of the workplace and the health and safety of workers
Matthew E. McCarthy, Associate
Termination provisions: Will they hold up?
Wrongful dismissal cases often focus on termination provisions.
How do recent developments in the law impact termination provisions and are your employment contracts potentially affected?
Natalia V. Tzemis, Associate
Stay up to date on BC’s employment standards legislation
BC’s government has introduced a number of legislative changes to employment standards that will affect organizations across the province.
We’ll review these essential updates and how they impact your workplace.
Suzanne M. Kennedy, Partner
Adriana F. Wills, Partner
Vaccines in the workplace
The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines engages both privacy and human rights concerns.
Tune into this important discussion on vaccinations and the workplace to understand how vaccination affects your workplace.
Joshua D. Sutherland, Associate
Diagnosing breaks in employment
Diagnosing a break in employment should be easy. In the employment context, however, not all breaks are treated equally.
In this session, you’ll learn in what circumstances a break in employment will not affect one’s length of service for severance calculations.
Stephanie A. Vellins, Partner
Mark E. Colavecchia, Partner
How to deal with workplace investigations
Workplace bullying and harassment are among the most serious and publicized issues employers face today.
In this session, we will:
- Help prepare managers and supervisors to meet their obligations with respect to preventing and resolving workplace harassment incidents, and
- Provide an effective process to conduct workplace investigations
Carly Stanhope, Associate
Madeline MacDonald, Associate
Good faith performance of contracts
The employer-employee relationship is a contractual one. Learn about the duty of good faith that the Supreme Court of Canada has firmly established as applying to all contracts and what that means with respect to the employment relationship.