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

CPHR: This program has been accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan for 11.5 CPHR Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours. 


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
While there is still no national consensus on the test for family status, recent cases update the law on such issues as work scheduling, work assignments and granting time off. 

Update on Accommodation Remedies
An update on remedy awards in accommodation cases and a review of decisions were damages have ranged widely in the past year from nominal to significant. 

Update on Accommodating Mental Disabilities
New cases on accommodating mental disabilities and successful strategies for handling challenging mental health accommodations.

Update on Accommodating Substance Addiction
A review of recent cases that affirm the need for patience, compassion and flexibility when accommodating addicted employees, and specific strategies for accommodating addicted employees.


THURSDAY, MAY 9

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

The Legal Duties on Employees and Their Unions When Seeking Accommodation
A review of cases where employees and their unions have fallen short in their obligations to cooperate and facilitate when seeking accommodation for reasons that include addictions, employee delays and mixed culpability.

Medical Information Needed to Support an Accommodation Claim
What arbitrators say about the medical information that is necessary to substantiate physical and psychological accommodation claims including when specialists are justified, when requests for medical information go too far and the impact of delays.

Scheduling Accommodation
Recent cases where work scheduling has been at issue in accommodation cases involving family status, religious beliefs and disability limitations.  Scheduling issues include flexible work, night shifts, reduced hours, leaves of absences, vacation time and sick time.  

Ten Winning Accommodation Strategies
Case-tested ways unions and employers can streamline the accommodation process and achieve successful accommodation outcomes. 

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Sheila Denysiuk, Rob Garden and Alma Wiebe (Guest Arbitrators)
Alex Anderson, Robert Frost-Hinz, Brent Matkowski, Heather Robertson and Sam Schonhoffer

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

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

Marcus Davies
Union Counsel
Bainbridge Jodouin Cheecham
Saskatoon

Sheila Denysiuk, Q.C.
Arbitrator and Mediator
Hnatyshyn Gough
Saskatoon

Robert Frost-Hinz
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatoon

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

Brent Matkowski 
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatoon

Crystal Norbeck
Union Counsel
Gerrand Rath Johnson
Regina

Heather Robertson
Union Counsel
Gerrand Rath Johnson
Regina

Sam Schonhoffer
Union Counsel
Gerrand Rath Johnson
Regina

Shannon Whyley
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatoon

Alma Wiebe, Q.C.
Labour Arbitrator, Mediator and Investigator
A.S.K. Law
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 "Centre For Labour-Management Development Accommodation Law Conference."  Reserve early as availability is limited.

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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.

CPHR: This program has been accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan for 11.5 CPHR Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours. 

This conference has been accredited by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 11.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours

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