Labour Relations 2014


Course Date: September 24, 2014

Total: 4h 59min

Welcome and Introduction

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

Damages and Mitigation

  • dealing with problems that arise when proving damages
  • what to do when parties don’t agree

Jennifer Glougie — Banister & Company, Vancouver
Greg J. Heywood — Roper Greyell LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Foreign Worker Issues

  • practical application of recent board and court decisions
  • unfair labour practice
  • employer responsibility

Charles Gordon — Koskie Glavin Gordon, Vancouver
Paul D. McLean — Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP, Vancouver

Privacy in the Labour Context

  • grievor and witness anonymity
  • production and admissibility of documents with personal information
  • union access to employee contact information

Chris G. Buchanan — Hastings Labour Law Office LLP, Vancouver
Stephanie D. Gutierrez — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Monique G. Orieux — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

Human Rights Issues Before Labour Arbitrators and the Human Rights Tribunal

  • similarities and differences in the treatment of human rights issues
  • advantages and disadvantages for employers and unions in each jurisdiction

Tonie Beharrell — Legal Counsel, Health Sciences Association of BC, Vancouver
Norman K. Trerise — Member, BC Human Rights Tribunal, Vancouver

Networking Break

Arbitration: Practice Points

  • before
  • during, and
  • after THE ARBITRATION HEARING

Dalton L. Larson — Lawyer, Arbitrator & Mediator, The Arbitrators Group, Vancouver
John L. McConchie — Lawyer, Arbitrator & Mediator, McConchie & Company, Vancouver

Labour Law Update

  • key cases
  • analysis and trends

Delayne M. Sartison, QC — Roper Greyell LLP, Vancouver
David W. Tarasoff — Hastings Labour Law Office LLP, Vancouver

Closing Questions and Comments

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