The 24th Annual BC Labour Law Review (Vancouver)

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The 24th Annual BC Labour Law Review (Vancouver)

The year's top labour law Developments affecting BC unions and employers.

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
December 4 & 5, 2018

Attend the 24th Annual BC Labour Law Review and catch up on the year's top labour law developments and their impact on unions and employers in BC.

ATTENTION LAWYERS: A request is pending for this conference to be approved for credit by the Law Society of BC.  

CPHR: A request is pending for this conference to be accredited by the CPHR BC & Yukon.


Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bruce Laughton and Tom Roper

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

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

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Lynsey Gaudin and Lindsay Waddell

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.
Craig Bavis and Sandra Guarascio

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

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.

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


Craig Bavis
Union Counsel
Victory Square Law Office

Lynsey Gaudin
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP

Sandra Guarascio
Employer Counsel
Roper Greyell

Bruce Laughton, Q.C.
Union Counsel
Laughton & Company

Lindsay Waddell
Union Counsel 
Moore Edgar Lyster

Thomas Roper, Q.C. 
Employer Counsel
Roper Greyell


A special guestroom rate of $159 (standard, single/double plus taxes) has been arranged for conference attendees at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver.  Phone hotel reservation directly at (604) 689-9211 or toll-free 1 844-337-3118 and ask for the group rate for “The BC Labour Law Review.”  Reserve early as availability is limited.

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The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront 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 27 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.

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