**NEW** The 28th Annual Saskatchewan Labour Law Review HYBRID EVENT (Saskatoon)


The 28th Annual Saskatchewan Labour Law Review (Hybrid Event)

The year's top labour law developments and their impact on Saskatchewan unions and employers

November 29 & 30, 2022
TCU Place

Attend the 28th Annual Saskatchewan Labour Law Review and catch up on the year's top developments in labour law and their impact on unions and employers in Saskatchewan.

Can't attend the live program?

This conference is being delivered as a hybrid program. That means you can either register to attend the live conference in person, or order a video/binder package of all conference proceedings available two weeks after the conference.

ATTENTION LAWYERS: This conference has been pre-approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 11.25 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.  

CPHR: This conference has been approved by CPHR Saskatchewan for 11.50 CPHR Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours.


Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION (8:30 to 12:00)
Gary Bainbridge and Jana Linner

Saskatchewan Labour Law Update

A review of new Saskatchewan labour arbitration awards, human rights decisions and Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board cases and their impact on Saskatchewan unions and employers.  

AFTERNOON SESSION (1:15 to 4:30)
Robert Frost-Hinz and Sam Schonhoffer

Workplace Privacy: Reasonable Expectations and Unreasonable Intrusions

  • Electronic performance monitoring: New technologies, new cases
  • Drug and alcohol testing: A review of the rules
  • Evolving jurisprudence (and science) on recreational cannabis use
  • Data and devices: Employee privacy interests related to work devices
  • Privacy at arbitration: When privacy interests outweigh the open court principle
  • Employee privacy rights re: vaccines/disclosing vaccination status 

Key Employee Duties in the Workplace (and what happens when they are breached)

  • The employee's duty of fidelity
  • The work-now-grieve-later rule
  • The duty to cooperate in the accommodation process
  • The duty to mitigate losses 

Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Workplace: Tougher Laws, Better Practices 

  • Promoting a harassment-free workplace: What the law requires
  • Higher damage awards: What the courts are awarding victims of workplace assault
  • No damage awards: The courts are denying wrongful dismissal suits by employees accused of harassment
  • Practical policies that change workplace culture 

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace: Higher Legal Expectations on Employers

  • Higher damage awards: The new direction of the courts
  • The evolving definition of racism: what every employer has to know
  • Avoiding lawsuits through better workplace practices and policies 


MORNING SESSION (8:30 to 12:00)
Susan Barber and Marcus Davies

Accommodation Update

A review of important new accommodation cases from across Canada that offer valuable takeaways for unions and employers handling accommodation cases

AFTERNOON SESSION (1:15 to 3:00)
Beth Bilson (Chair), Andrea Johnson and Michael Phillips

Ask a Labour Lawyer

Union and management counsel answer your questions on labour law issues. 


Gary Bainbridge, K.C. – Union Counsel, Bainbridge Jodouin Cheecham
Susan Barber, K.C. – Employer Counsel, McDougall Gauley
Beth Bilson, K.C. – Labour Arbitrator and Mediator
Marcus Davies – Barrister, Solicitor and Mediator, Marcus Davies Law
Robert Frost-Hinz – Employer Counsel, MLT Aikins
Andrea Johnson – Union Counsel, Gerrand Rath Johnson
Jana Linner – Employer Counsel, MLT Aikins 
Michael Phillips – Employer Counsel, McDougall Gauley
Sam Schonhoffer – Union Counsel, Gerrand Rath Johnson


The conference venue is TCU PLACE, 335-22nd Street East in Saskatoon.

A special guestroom rate of $154.99 has been arranged at the Holiday Inn Saskatoon Downtown, 101 Pacific Ave. (located across from TCU Place). 

Phone hotel reservation directly at (306) 986-5000 and ask for the group rate for The Saskatchewan Labour Law Review. Reserve by October 28 to ensure rate and availability.  


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) 
Mega Group (15+ each): $645 (plus $32.25 = $677.25

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.

Registration for the live conference includes the two-day conference, the conference binder in PDF format, certificate of attendance, continental breakfast and refreshments. Accommodations and other meals are not included.

Registration for the video/binder package includes the conference binder in PDF format and a video of the conference proceedings with 30-day password access. 

CANCELLATIONS must be in writing and received by November 22 in order to qualify for a refund.  Cancellations after November 22 will not qualify for a refund.  

SUBSTITUTIONS may be made at any time.