The 2019 Accommodation Law Conference (Saskatoon)

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The 2019 Accommodation Law Conference (Saskatoon)

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

Saskatoon
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
May 8 & 9, 2019


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 request is pending for this conference to be approved for credit by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.  

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


WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

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

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.
Susan Barber and Crystal Norbeck

Update on Accommodating Family Status
The rapidly developing case law on family status discrimination.
 
Update on Accommodating Mental Disabilities
New cases reflecting 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, MAY 9

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

Topics TBA

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Robert Frost-Hinz, Jana Linner, Heather Robertson and TBA

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


PRESENTERS

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

Susan Barber, Q.C. 
Employer Counsel
McDougall Gauley
Regina

Marcus Davies
Union Counsel
Bainbridge Jodouin Cheecham
Saskatoon

Robert Frost-Hinz
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatoon

Jana Linner
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Regina

Crystal Norbeck
Union Counsel
Gerrand Rath Johnson
Regina

Heather Robertson
Union Counsel
Gerrand Rath Johnson
Regina

Shannon Whyley
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatoon

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


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Special guestroom rates starting at $159 (standard, single/double plus taxes) have been arranged for registrants at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, 612 Spadina Crescent East in downtown Saskatoon.

Phone hotel reservation directly at (306) 652-6770 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 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.

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