The 2018 Accommodation Law Conference (Saskatoon)

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The 2018 Accommodation Law Conference (Saskatoon)

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

Saskatoon
TCU Place
April 17 & 18, 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:  This conference has been approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 11.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.  

CPHR: An application for CPHR accreditation has been made to the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Saskatchewan (CPHR Saskatchewan).


TUESDAY, APRIL 17

Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Marcus Davies and Meghan McCreary

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

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Crystal Norbeck and TBA

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. 


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Gary Bainbridge and Kevin Wilson

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.
Guest arbitrators: Beth Bilson, Rob Garden and Brian Kenny
Participating counsel: Gary Bainbridge, Kevin Wilson, Marcus Davies, Brent Matkowski, Alex Anderson and Amy Gibson

Accommodation Allowed...or Denied? 
Labour arbitrators offer instant rulings on accommodation grievances presented by union and management counsel.  


PRESENTERS

Alex Anderson
Union Counsel
Bainbridge Jodouin Cheecham
Saskatoon

Gary Bainbridge, Q.C.
Union Counsel
Bainbridge Jodouin Cheecham
Saskatoon

Beth Bilson, Q.C. 
Labour Arbitrator and Mediator
Saskatoon

Marcus Davies
Union Counsel
Bainbridge Jodouin Cheecham
Saskatoon

Rob Garden, Q.C.
Labour Arbitrator and Mediator
Calgary

Amy Gibson 
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatoon

Brian Kenny, Q.C. 
Labour Arbitrator and Mediator
Regina

Brent Matkowski 
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatoon

Meghan McCreary, Q.C.
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Regina

Crystal Norbeck
Union Counsel
Gerrand Rath Johnson
Regina

Kevin Wilson, Q.C. 
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatoon


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
The seminar location is TCU Place, 35-22nd Street East in Saskatoon. TCU Place is a unionized facility.

Special guestroom rates starting at $159 (single/double plus taxes) have been arranged at the Holiday Inn Saskatoon Downtown, 101 Pacific Ave., directly across from TCU Place. 

Please call reservations directly at (306) 986-5000 and ask for the Group Rate for The Accommodation Law Conference.  Reserve early as availability is limited. 


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 10 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.

ATTENTION LAWYERS: This conference has been approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 11.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

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