The 2020 Accommodation Law Conference (Ottawa)

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The 2020 Accommodation Law Conference (Ottawa)

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

Ottawa
Venue TBA
April 21 & 22, 2020


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.


LAWYERS: This conference consists of 11.25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits and can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual CPD required by the Law Society of Upper Canada (not the New Member Requirement).  

HRPA: A request is pending for this conference to be approved for credit by the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).


TUESDAY, APRIL 21

Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION (8:30 – 12:00)
Andrew Astritis and Kecia Podetz

The Year's Top Accommodation Cases
A review of important new accommodation cases in Canada and their impact on Ontario unions and employers. 

AFTERNOON SESSION (1:15 – 4:30)
Paul Champ and TBA

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 where 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.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

MORNING SESSION (8:30 – 12:00)
Sean McGee and Meg Steele

Topics TBA

AFTERNOON SESSION (1:15 – 3:00)
Arbitrator: TBA

Counsel: Samantha Lamb and TBA

Accommodation Allowed...or Denied? 
A labour arbitrator offers instant rulings on accommodation grievances presented by union and management counsel.  


PRESENTERS

Andrew Astritis
Union Counsel
Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck
Ottawa

Paul Champ
Union Counsel
Champ & Associates
Ottawa

Samantha Lamb 
Union Counsel
Jewitt McLuckie
Ottawa

Sean McGee
Union Counsel
Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck
Ottawa

Kecia Podetz
Employer Counsel
Emond Harnden
Ottawa

Margaret-Marie (Meg) Steele
Senior Legal Counsel
City of Ottawa
Ottawa


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

**Special guestroom rates (TBA) will be arranged for conference attendees. 


TUITION

Includes two-day program, conference binder, Certificate of Attendance, continental breakfast and refreshments.

Accommodations and other meals are not included.

Individual: $795 (plus $103.35 HST = $898.35) 
Group (3+ each): $745 (plus $96.85 HST = $841.85) 
Super Group (7+ each): $695 (plus $90.35 HST = $785.35)

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 April 14 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.

LAWYERS: This conference consists of 11.25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits and can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual CPD required by the Law Society of Upper Canada (not the New Member Requirement).  

 

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