The 23rd Annual Alberta Labour Law Review (Edmonton)

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THE 23rd ANNUAL ALBERTA LABOUR LAW REVIEW (EDMONTON)

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

Edmonton
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
November 29 & 30, 2017 


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

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: A total of 11.25 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit hours may be claimed from the Law Society of Alberta for attending this conference.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

REGISTRATION: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Damon Bailey and John Carpenter

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

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

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Kristan McLeod and Joyce Mitchell

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 30

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kara O'Halloran and Jean Torrens

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

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Cheryl Yingst-Bartel (Chair), Kara O'Halloran and Jean Torrens

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

Damon Bailey, Q.C.
Employer Counsel
McLennan Ross LLP
Calgary

John Carpenter
Union Counsel
Chivers Carpenter
Edmonton

Kristan McLeod
Union Counsel
Chivers Carpenter
Edmonton

Joyce Mitchell
Employer Counsel
McLennan Ross LLP
Calgary

Kara O'Halloran
Union Counsel
Chivers Carpenter
Edmonton

Jean Torrens
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Calgary

Cheryl Yingst Bartel
Labour Arbitrator
Yingst Bartel ADR Inc.
Calgary


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

A special guestroom rate $135 (standard, single/double plus taxes) has been arranged for registrants at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd NW, in downtown Edmonton.
 
Please call reservations directly at (780) 428-6611 or toll-free 1 800-661-8801 and ask for the Group Rate for the “The Alberta Labour Law Review – Block Code: 20171128THE." Reserve early as availability is limited.

The Chateau Lacombe is a unionized hotel.

BOOK ONLINE

**Please note that you can only book rooms online that are blocked for this group. If you require pre/post dates or an upgraded/different room type, you will need to call in to the reservations department to book the room.


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 November 22 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.

A total of 11.25 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit hours may be claimed from the Law Society of Alberta for attending this conference.

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