The 23rd Annual Manitoba Labour Law Review (Winnipeg)

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THE 23rd ANNUAL MANITOBA LABOUR LAW REVIEW (WINNIPEG)

The year's top labour law developments affecting Manitoba unions and employers.

Winnipeg
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
November 1 & 2, 2017


Attend the 23rd Annual Manitoba Labour Law Review and catch up on the year's top developments in labour law and their impact on unions and employers in Manitoba.

At this state-of-the-law conference, experienced union and management counsel will help you understand new developments in labour law and their impact on the unionized workplace.


ATTENTION LAWYERS: This conference offers Manitoba lawyers a total of 11.25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

CPHR: This conference has been approved by CPHR Manitoba for 11.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours towards maintaining the CPHR designation.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

REGISTRATION: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cindy Lazar and David Lewis

Manitoba Labour Arbitration Update
The year's top labour arbitration awards from Manitoba and their impact on union and employer representatives.

Manitoba Labour Board Update
The year's top decisions of the Manitoba Labour Board and their impact on union and employer representatives.

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Tracey Epp and Keith LaBossiere

The Criminal Employee
What are the legal implications when an employee commits a criminal offence – on or off the workplace – and faces criminal charges, conviction or prison.
 
Correcting Poor Performance: Best Practices
Learn best practices for addressing poor performance and what arbitrators are saying when employers get it wrong.  
 
When Employees Engage in Sexual Misconduct
Options for dealing with the misconduct of employees who engage in sex crimes, sexual harassment and sex talk – on and off the workplace. 
 
The Top 10 Progressive Discipline Mistakes to Avoid
Sometimes the simplest things get overlooked in the steps of progressive discipline as you will see in this review of common and avoidable mistakes.  


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Shandra Czarnecki and Bill Sumerlus

Accommodation Update
A review of the year's top accommodation cases from across Canada and their impact on union and employer representatives in Manitoba. 

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Blair Graham (Chair), Dayna Steinfeld and Mark Toews

Grievance Allowed . . . or Denied?  
An arbitrator offers instant rulings on hypothetical grievances presented by union and management counsel, with focus on new labour law issues. 


PRESENTERS

Shandra Czarnecki
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Winnipeg

Tracey Epp
Employer Counsel
Pitblado Law
Winnipeg

A. Blair Graham, Q.C. 
Labour arbitrator
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Winnipeg

Keith LaBossiere
Labour Law Counsel
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Winnipeg

Cynthia Lazar
Employer Counsel
Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Winnipeg

David Lewis
Union Counsel
Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union
Winnipeg

Dayna Steinfeld
Employer Counsel
Fillmore Riley
Winnipeg

William Sumerlus
Union Counsel
Operating Engineers of Manitoba, Local 987
Winnipeg

Mark Toews
Union Counsel
Deeley Fabbri Sellen Law Corporation
Winnipeg


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

A special guestroom rate of $115 (standard, single/double plus taxes) has been arranged for registrants at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue in Winnipeg located on the airport strip.
 
Phone hotel reservation directly at (204) 786-4801 (toll-free 1-877-842-4667) and ask for the group rate for "The Manitoba Labour Law Review" (confirmation no. 773300). Reserve early as availability is limited.
 
The Victoria Inn is a unionized hotel.


TUITION
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 October 25 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.

CPHR: This conference has been approved by CPHR Manitoba for 11.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours towards maintaining the CPHR designation.

This conference offers Manitoba lawyers a total of 11.25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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