Labour Relations 2019


Course Date: October 3, 2019

Full Course Materials
Total: 6h 1min
Total Ethics: 1h 21min

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

Sandra I. Banister, QC Banister & Company, Vancouver
Clayton A. Jones Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Labour Board Update and Practice Points

  • report back on last year's to-do list
  • Code amendments (Bill 30)
  • new certification process
  • update on consultation, engagement, and improvement
  • update on Board resources

Jacquie de Aguayo  Chair, BC Labour Relations Board, Vancouver
Jennifer Glougie Associate Chair, BC Labour Relations Board, Vancouver

Break

Evolution of Labour Relations Including Revisions to the Code

  • Minister Bains' mandate letter and progress over past two years, including assessment of where we go from here
  • Bill 30 high level of amendments to Labour Relations Code, context, next steps
  • cases at LRB and Bill 30 cases, if any
  • review of other jurisdictions, such as Ontario and Alberta, and impact on BC
  • context of vulnerable workers and gig economy for Bill 30, Bill 8, and other changes ahead

Trevor Hughes Deputy Minister of Labour, BC Ministry of Labour, Victoria
Shona A. Moore, QC Moore Edgar Lyster LLP, Vancouver
Kevin P. O’Neill, QC Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (provided) with Featured Speakers:
Industry Spotlight: Working with the Film Industry

Barry Y.F. Dong Harris & Company LLP, Vancouver
Anthony Glavin Koskie Glavin Gordon, Vancouver

How to Succeed in Mediation: Why, When, and How to Settle

  • what is mediation?
  • why mediate?
  • when should you mediate?
  • interest-based mediation
  • the mediation process
  • positional bargaining
  • principled negotiation
  • negotiating to create value
  • effective participation by counsel in mediation

Ken Saunders Arbitrator and Mediator, ADR Services Ltd., Vancouver

Break

Drug and Alcohol Testing Update

  • does an employee have a right to union representation during a test? if so, what are the rights of the rep?
  • does an employee have a right to refuse the test? with what consequence?
  • when can an employee claim addiction?
  • does the employer get to interview the employee when requesting a test?
  • how does the duty to accommodate medical cannabis apply?

Craig D. Bavis Victory Square Law Office LLP, Vancouver
Melanie VipondGall Legge Grant Zwack LLP, Vancouver

Labour Law Update

  • the Charter and Labour Relations
  • human rights
  • judicial review
  • Labour Relations Board
  • arbitration awards

Michael Hamata Roper Greyell LLP, Vancouver
Emily Luther BC Government and Service Employees' Union, Burnaby

Closing Remarks

Sandra I. Banister, QC Banister & Company, Vancouver
Clayton A. Jones Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver