The 25th Annual Manitoba Labour Law Review (Winnipeg)

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In Winnipeg 204-956-0800

The 25th Annual Manitoba Labour Law Review (Winnipeg)

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

Winnipeg
November 13 & 14, 2019
Victoria Inn 

Lots of free parking


Attend the 25th 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: This conference has been accredited by CPHR Manitoba for 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

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

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.
Dayna Steinfeld and Bill Sumerlus

Common Myths About Cannabis and the Workplace
We dispel common myths – some dangerous if believed – about the impact of cannabis at work in the wake of legalization.

Privacy Intrusions Unions Don’t Like
How privacy intrusions in the workplace – including surveillance, searches and the use of personal information – continue to receive push-back from unions.

The Me Too Movement is Alive and Kicking at Work
How women in Canada are taking back the workplace and how arbitrators and human rights tribunals are paving their way.

Getting Last Chance Agreements Right
A fresh look at last chance agreements, including when they are appropriate, useful provisions, the impact of breaches, and their role in accommodation.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

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.
Guest Arbitrators:  Blair Graham, Grant Mitchell and Karine Pelletier
Counsel: Todd Andres and Helen Krahn

Grievance Allowed . . . or Denied?  
Three Manitoba labour arbitrators offer instant rulings on grievances presented by union and management counsel, involving new developments in labour law.  


PRESENTERS

Todd Andres
Employer Counsel
Pitblado Law
Winnipeg

Tracey Epp
Employer Counsel
Pitblado Law
Winnipeg

A. Blair Graham, Q.C. 
Labour arbitrator and mediator
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Winnipeg

Helen Krahn
Union Counsel 
Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union
Winnipeg

Keith LaBossiere
Labour Law Counsel
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Winnipeg

Cynthia Lazar
Employer Counsel
Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Winnipeg

Grant Mitchell, Q.C. 
Labour arbitrator and mediator
Winnipeg

Karine Pelletier
Labour and employment adjudicator and mediator
Winnipeg

Dayna Steinfeld
Employer Counsel
Fillmore Riley
Winnipeg

William Sumerlus
Union Counsel
Operating Engineers of Manitoba, Local 987
Winnipeg

Fred Thiessen
Union Counsel
Tapper Cuddy LLP
Winnipeg


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
A special guestroom rate of $119 (standard, single/double plus taxes) has been arranged for registrants at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue in Winnipeg, located on the airport strip.
 
Phone hotel reservation directly at (204) 786-4801 (toll-free 1-877-842-4667) and ask for the group rate for "The Manitoba Labour Law Review." Reserve early as availability is limited.
 
The Victoria Inn is a unionized hotel.


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 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 has been accredited by CPHR Manitoba for 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

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

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