The 2017 Accommodation Law Conference (Winnipeg)
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Register toll-free 1-800-665-4411 In Winnipeg 204-956-0800
THE 2017 ACCOMMODATION LAW CONFERENCE (WINNIPEG)
New legal breakthroughs in the duty to accommodate and their impact on union and employer representatives in Canada
Hotel Fort Garry
March 14 & 15, 2017
Attend this state-of-the-law conference and stay on top of the latest legal breakthroughs in the duty to accommodate and their impact on unionized workplaces in Canada.
ATTENTION LAWYERS: A total of 10.75 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit hours may be claimed from the Law Society of Manitoba for attending this conference.
CPHR: This conference has been accredited by the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba for 11 CPHR hours.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14
Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
MORNING SESSION - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Shandra Czarnecki and Bill Sumerlus
The Year's Top Accommodation Cases
A review of important new accommodation cases in Canada and their impact on Manitoba unions and employers.
AFTERNOON SESSION - 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Cindy Lazar and David Lewis
Update on Accommodating Family Status
The rapidly developing case law on family status discrimination will be examined, touching on issues including elder care, breast feeding, work scheduling, absenteeism and self-help.
Update on Accommodating Mental Disabilities
New cases reflecting the influx of mental health accommodation needs in the workplace will be examined touching on conditions including stress, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and oppositional defiance disorder.
Update on Accommodating Substance Addiction
New cases on substance addiction in the workplace will be examined touching on issues including theft, self-disclosure, last-chance agreements and reinstatement.
Update on Accommodation Remedies
How arbitrators, tribunals and the courts are continuing to reaffirm, through significant awards of damages and other remedies, the importance of human rights in the workplace.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
MORNING SESSION - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tracey Epp and Keith LaBossiere
Is Your Workplace Ready for Legalized Pot?
The accommodation issues likely to arise when marijuana is legalized in Canada will be examined, including some lessons learned from the increased use of medical marijuana and experience with alcohol and drug addiction.
When and How the Duty to Accommodate is Triggered
When a formal medical diagnosis may not be necessary to trigger the duty to accommodate and when the self-reporting of medical symptoms may be enough.
Individually Assessing Accommodation Needs: A Wake-up Call from Arbitrators
As more arbitrators require employers to individually assess an employee’s accommodation needs rather than rely on blanket accommodation policies, learn practical tips for assessing an employee’s accommodation needs on an individual basis.
When the Accommodation Duty Ends
Recent cases weigh in on when the employer’s duty to accommodate comes to an end for reasons involving attendance, addiction, lack of work, failure to cooperate or doubtful improvement.
AFTERNOON SESSION - 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Grant Mitchell (Chair), David Simpson and Mark Toews
Accommodation Allowed...or Denied?
A labour arbitrator offers instant rulings on accommodation grievances presented by union and management counsel.
MLT Aikins LLP
Labour Law Counsel
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union
Grant Mitchell, Q.C.
Operating Engineers of Manitoba, Local 987
Deeley Fabbri Sellen Law Corporation
A special guestroom rate of $139 (standard, single/double plus taxes) has been arranged for registrants at the Hotel Fort Garry, 222 Broadway, in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.
Phone hotel reservation directly at (204) 942-8251 and ask for the group rate for "The Accommodation Law Conference." Reserve early as availability is limited.
The Hotel Fort Garry is a unionized hotel.
Includes two-day program, conference binder, Certificate of Attendance, continental breakfast and refreshments. Accommodations and other meals are not included.
Individual: $795 (plus $39.75 GST = $834.75)
Group (3+ each): $745 (plus $37.25 GST = $782.25)
Super Group (7+ each): $695 (plus $34.75 GST = $729.75)
To qualify for group rates, individuals must be from the same organization, or union local, AND register together at the same time.
Individuals registering separately will not qualify for group rates.
CANCELLATIONS must be in writing and received by March 7 in order to qualify for a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Non-compliance will result in liability for the entire tuition.
SUBSTITUTIONS may be made at any time.
This conference has been accredited by the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba for 11 CPHR hours.
A total of 10.75 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit hours may be claimed from the Law Society of Manitoba for attending this conference.