The 2018 Accommodation Law Conference (Winnipeg)

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The 2018 Accommodation Law Conference (Winnipeg)

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

Winnipeg
Hotel TBA
May 8 & 9, 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.


CPHR: A request is pending for this conference to be accredited by CPHR Manitoba.

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


TUESDAY, MAY 8

Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

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

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.
Shandra Czarnecki and Bill Sumerlus

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, MAY 9

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tracey Epp and Keith LaBossiere

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.
Grant Mitchell (Chair), Dayna Steinfeld and Mark Toews

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


PRESENTERS

Shandra Czarnecki
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Winnipeg

Tracey Epp
Employer Counsel
Pitblado Law
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

Grant Mitchell, Q.C. 
Labour arbitrator and mediator
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 (TBA) will be arranged for registrants.


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 May 1 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 offers Manitoba lawyers a total of 11.25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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