The 2018 Accommodation Law Conference (Edmonton)

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The 2018 Accommodation Law Conference (Edmonton)

New legal breakthroughs in the duty to accommodate and their impact on union and employer representatives in Canada

Edmonton
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
April 11 & 12, 2018

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


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Gordon Nekolaichuk and Jessica Thomson

The Year's Top Accommodation Cases
A review of important new accommodation cases in Canada and their impact on Alberta unions and employers. 

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Kristan McLeod and Jean Torrens

Update on Accommodating Family Status
The rapidly developing case law on family status discrimination.     
 
Update on Accommodating Mental Disabilities
New cases reflect the influx of mental health needs in the workplace.    
 
Update on Accommodating Substance Addiction
New cases on accommodating employees with drug and alcohol addictions.     
 
Update on Accommodation Remedies
How arbitrators, tribunals and the courts are continuing to award significant awards of damages. 


THURSDAY, APRIL 12

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

Accommodating Marijuana Users
Guidelines for accommodating employees who consume marijuana, including those with marijuana addictions and users of medicinal marijuana.    

Not Far Enough:  When Employers Fall Short in Their Accommodation Obligations
Not following up, missing deadlines, and jumping the gun are just some examples of employers dropping the ball when it comes to their duty to accommodate.

Returning to Work: Special Accommodation Considerations
When an employee returns to work after a lengthy absence, a host of accommodation issues arise including restrictions, trial periods and when to end the accommodation.  
 
The Top 10 Medical Privacy Mistakes to Avoid
Common mistakes unions and employers can avoid when handling confidential medical information in the course of an accommodation.

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Francis Price (Chair), Natalia Makuch and Ryan Smith

Accommodation Allowed...or Denied?
A labour arbitrator offers instant rulings on accommodation grievances presented by union and management counsel.   


PRESENTERS

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

Natalia Makuch
Union Counsel
Chivers Carpenter
Edmonton

Kristan McLeod
Union Counsel
Chivers Carpenter
Edmonton

Gordon Nekolaichuk
Union Counsel
Chivers Carpenter
Edmonton

Kara O'Halloran
Union Counsel
Chivers Carpenter
Edmonton

Francis Price, Q.C.
Labour arbitrator
Reynolds Mirth Richards and Farmer
Edmonton

Ryan Smith
Employer counsel
Neuman Thompson
Edmonton

Jessica Thomson
Employer counsel
Neuman Thompson
Edmonton

Jean Torrens
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Calgary


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

A special guestroom rate starting at $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 2018 Accommodation Law Conference." 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 April 4 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 11.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit hours may be claimed from the Law Society of Alberta for attending this conference.

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