The 2020 Accommodation Law Conference (Saskatoon)

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The 2020 Accommodation Law Conference (Saskatoon)

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

Saskatoon
TCU Place
May 5 & 6, 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.


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).


TUESDAY, MAY 5

Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION (8:30 – 12:00)
Gary Bainbridge and Kevin Wilson

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 – 4:30)
Marcus Davies and Jana Linner

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, MAY 6

MORNING SESSION (8:30 – 12:00)
Susan Barber and Crystal Norbeck

Topics TBA

AFTERNOON SESSION (1:15 – 3:00)
Arbitrators: Beth Bilson, Sheila Denysiuk and TBA

Counsel: Robert Frost-Hinz, Heather Robertson and Keir Vallance

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 LLP
Regina

Beth Bilson, Q.C. 
Labour Arbitrator and Mediator
Saskatoon

Marcus Davies
Barrister, Solicitor and Mediator
Saskatoon

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

Keir Vallance
Union Counsel
Bainbridge Jodouin Cheecham
Saskatoon

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


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The seminar location is TCU Place, 35-22nd Street East in Saskatoon. TCU Place is a unionized facility.

**Special guestroom rates will be arranged for conference attendees at a nearby hotel. Hotel information TBA.


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 April 28 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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