Labour Relations 2016


Course Date: April 08, 2016

Total: 5h 58min

Welcome and Introduction

Sandra I. Banister, QCBanister & Company, Vancouver
Charles G. HarrisonFasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Recovery and Discovery of Digital Evidence

  • using recordings and photos as evidence
  • access to smart phone data and social media as evidence
  • admissibility of such evidence
  • production and management issues with emails

David McKayPresident, Blackstone Forensics Ltd., North Vancouver
Jennifer GlougieBanister & Company, Vancouver 
Jas Randhawa, BTech, ACE, AC — Certified Forensic Examiner, TCS Forensics Ltd., Richmond

Networking Break

To Have and to Hold: Updates on Privacy and Labour Law Issues 

Review of case law on recent and evolving privacy issues, including:

  • employee’s right to protect personal information and employer’s right to manage the business
  • employer’s obligations and restrictions when collecting and sharing employee personal information, including employee surveillance
  • grievor/complainant anonymity 

Keri L. Bennett — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Tamara Ramusovic — Moore Edgar Lyster, Vancouver

Drug & Alcohol Testing Update

  • broad principles and general legal framework
  • specific questions, such as the purpose of drug and alcohol tests, the reasons for testing, and the consequences of positive test results
  • notable recent cases

Jonathan Chapnick Legal Counsel, Hospital Employees' Union, Burnaby
Melanie Vipond Gail Legge Grant & Munroe LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

SCC Trilogy on the Right to Collective Bargaining and the Right to Strike

  • revisiting the scope of collective bargaining rights under s. 2(d) of the Charter
  • what does the trilogy mean for:
    • the constitutional requirements of a collective bargaining process—Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada, 2015 SCC 1
    • the status of concluded collective agreement terms—Meredith v. Canada, 2015 SCC 2
    • the right to strike and back to work legislation—Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4

Craig D. BavisVictory Square Law Office LLP, Vancouver
Karen A. Horsman, QC — Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver 

Networking Break

Lego for Lawyers: Building Processes for Problems

  • ADR: acronym to an anachronism to a historical footnote?
  • theory into practice: snapshots from a journey across the landscape over 40 years
  • the value equation: what’s in it for lawyers? what will it take?
  • “the future ain’t what it used to be”: skate to where the puck is going?

Glenn Sigurdson, QC — Mediator and Counsel, West Vancouver

Labour Law Update

  • key cases
  • analysis and trends

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

Closing Remarks

Sandra I. Banister, QCBanister & Company, Vancouver
Charles G. HarrisonFasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver