Labour Relations Conference 2011

Course Date: June 9, 2011

Welcome and Introduction

Sandra I. Banister, QC — Banister & Company, Vancouver
Charles G. Harrison — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Judicial Review Applications

  • frequency
  • trends
  • recent case law

Elena F. MillerSenior Staff Lawyer, Labour Relations Board of British Columbia, Vancouver

Role of the Board in Judicial Review: Discussion Panel

  • how is judicial review being used in practice?
  • legal strategies
  • delay
  • costs

Sandra I. Banister, QCBanister & Company, Vancouver
Donald J. Jordan, QCTaylor Jordan Chafetz, Vancouver
Elena F. MillerSenior Staff Lawyer, Labour Relations Board of British Columbia, Vancouver

Networking Break

Topics in Damages

  • kinds of damages
  • amounts of damages
  • strategic uses for awarding damages

Barry Y.F. DongHarris & Company LLP, Vancouver
Bruce A. Laughton, QCLaughton & Company, Vancouver

Use of Social Media by Unions and Employers

  • unions and employees using social media to organize
  • employers monitoring union and union members' activities
  • employers using social media pre-employment, during employment, and post-employment

Chris BuchananHastings Labour Law Office, Vancouver 
John MortimerPresident, Canadian LabourWatch Association, Vancouver
Donald L. Richards — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

Arbitration: Practice Points

  • preliminary issues
  • case management
  • document management and admissibility

Richard ColemanArbitrator and Mediator, Vancouver
David C. McPhillipsArbitrator and Mediator, Vancouver
Wayne MooreArbitrator and Mediator, Vancouver

Networking Break

Labour Law Update

  • key cases
  • analysis and trends

Delayne M. SartisonRoper Greyell LLP, Vancouver
David W. TarasoffHastings Labour Law Office, Vancouver

Closing Questions and Comments