The 24th Annual Manitoba Labour Law Review (Winnipeg)

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The 24th Annual Manitoba Labour Law Review (Winnipeg)

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

Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
November 13 & 14, 2018 

Attend the 24th 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.

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

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


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.
Shandra Czarnecki and Bill Sumerlus

10 Ways Legalized Pot Will Shake Up Your Workplace
The far-reaching effects legalized pot will have in the workplace that involve workplace rules, use and possession at work and workplace benefit plans.  
How to Say No to a Sexualized Workplace
Multi-strategies for preventing the sexualization of the workplace including effective harassment and misconduct policies, appropriate discipline, and addressing early warning signs.  

New Cases That Change the State of Drug Testing 
New rules for testing employees for drug and alcohol use that impact random testing, the testing of impaired workers and testing in non-safety-sensitive positions.

Investigation Horror Stories
How to avoid botched workplace investigations through effective investigation policies, appropriate follow-up procedures and best practices.


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

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

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


Shandra Czarnecki
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP

Tracey Epp
Employer Counsel
Pitblado Law

Keith LaBossiere
Labour Law Counsel
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

Cynthia Lazar
Employer Counsel
Taylor McCaffrey LLP

David Lewis
Union Counsel
Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union

Grant Mitchell, Q.C.
Labour Arbitrator and Mediator

Dayna Steinfeld
Employer Counsel
Fillmore Riley

William Sumerlus
Union Counsel
Operating Engineers of Manitoba, Local 987

Mark Toews
Union Counsel
Deeley Fabbri Sellen Law Corporation


Special guestroom rates of $115 (double, plus taxes) and $125 (premier king suite, plus taxes) have been arranged for registrants at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue in Winnipeg.
Phone hotel reservation directly at (204) 786-4801 (toll-free 1-877-842-4667) and quote "Group number 823397" to obtain the special rates. Reserve early as availability is limited.
The Victoria Inn is a unionized hotel.


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 6 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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