Labour Relations 2017

Course Date: October 26, 2017

Total: 5h 32min

Welcome And Introduction

Impairment Update

  • scientific update on testing for marijuana impairment:
    • marijuana impairment vs. alcohol impairment
    • methods for testing for impairment: blood testing, urine testing, oral fluid, breath testing, psychophysical testing (SFST/DRE program)
    • detection in the workplace
  • legal update on impairment

Wayne Jeffery — Forensic Toxicologist, FADE, Burnaby 
E. Casey McCabe
— Teamsters Local Union No. 213, Vancouver
Andrea Zwack — Gall Legge Grant Zwack LLP, Vancouver


Section 99 and Section 100 Appeals of Arbitral Awards 

  • statutory framework, test for determining jurisdiction, and policy considerations
  • review of recent cases: Okanagan College Faculty Association and Okanagan College, 2013 BCCA 561 and Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd., 2017 BCCA 130

Donald J. Jordan, QC Harris & Company LLP, Vancouver
Tamara RamusovicMoore Edgar Lyster LLP, Vancouver

Labour Relations Board Update 

  • tribunal transformation and clustering pursuant to 2015 Administrative Tribunals Act amendments
  • creation of Ministry of Labour pursuant to OIC 213/17
  • review of LRB processes for certification and votes, self-represented litigants, and privacy issues

Jacquie de AguayoRegistrar, BC Labour Relations Board and Employment Standards Tribunal, Vancouver


Deal With The Lying/Difficult Witness 

Craig D. Bavis — Victory Square Law Office, LLP, Vancouver
Peter F. Parsons
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver


Arbitration: Practice Points 

  • status quo and restraint orders
  •  orders that compel evidence/admissibility
  • dealing with abuse of process
  • problems with mediation
  • privacy issues
  • case/document management

Dalton L. LarsonLawyer, Arbitrator & Mediator, The Arbitrators Group, Vancouver
Gabriel M.A. Somjen, QC — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Labour Law Update 

  • key cases on the Charter, privacy, human rights, arbitration, Labour Relations Board, and judicial review
  • analysis and trends

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

Closing Questions and Comments