The 28th Annual BC Labour Law Review (video on demand)


Couldn’t make the live conference in February?

ORDER THE VIDEO/BINDER PACKAGE and stay on top of the year’s most important new developments in labour law for unions and unionized employers in BC.



Session 1: BC Labour Law Update 

Craig Bavis and Maggie Campbell (morning of February 15) (2 h 36 min)

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

Session 2: Four Labour Law Topics

Lynsey Gaudin and Jitesh Mistry (afternoon of February 15) (2 h 6 min)

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 

Session 3:  Accommodation Update

Sara Hanson and Donovan Plomp (morning of February 16) (2 h 29 min)

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

Session 4: Ask a Labour Lawyer

John McConchie (Chair), Tamara Ramusovic and Andrea Zwack (afternoon of February 16) (1 h 25 min)

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

Total viewing enjoyment: 8 hours 36 min

Virtual binder: 138 pages covering all topics


Craig Bavis – Union Counsel, Victory Square Law Office
Maggie Campbell – Employer Counsel, Roper Greyell
Lynsey Gaudin – Employer Counsel, MLT Aikins
Sara Hanson – Union Counsel, Moore Edgar Lyster
John McConchie – Labour Arbitrator and Mediator, McConchie & Company
Jitesh Mistry – General Counsel, BC General Employees’ Union
Donovan Plomp – Employer Counsel, McCarthy Tetrault
Tamara Ramusovic – Union Counsel, Moore Edgar Lyster
Andrea Zwack – Employer Counsel, Gall Legge Grant Zwack

TUITION for Video/Binder package

Registration for the video/binder package includes the 138-page conference binder (in PDF format) and a video of all conference proceedings (8 hours 36 minutes) with 30-day password access.

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.