The 2020 Accommodation Law Conference (Edmonton)

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The 2020 Accommodation Law Conference (Edmonton)

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

Edmonton
Westin Edmonton
May 13 & 14, 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: This conference offers Alberta lawyers a total of 11.25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION (8:30 – 12:00)
Kristan McLeod and Joyce Mitchell

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

AFTERNOON SESSION (1:15 – 4:30)
Dan Scott and Jean Torrens

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.


THURSDAY, MAY 14

MORNING SESSION (8:30 – 12:00)
Damon Bailey and Kara O'Halloran

Topics TBA

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

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


PRESENTERS

Damon Bailey, Q.C.
Employer Counsel
McLennan Ross LLP
Calgary

Kristan McLeod
Union Counsel
Chivers Carpenter
Edmonton

Joyce Mitchell
Employer Counsel
McLennan Ross LLP
Calgary

Kara O'Halloran
Union Counsel
Chivers Carpenter
Edmonton

Dan Scott
Union Counsel
Seveny Scott
Edmonton

Jean Torrens
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Calgary


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

**Special guestroom rates (TBA) will be arranged for conference attendees at the Westin Edmonton, 10135-100 Street in downtown Edmonton.


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 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 offers Alberta lawyers a total of 11.25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

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