Regional Employers Spring Seminar 2018 - Empowering Knowledge


BY INVITATION ONLY

 

This seminar provides an opportunity for municipal employers in the region to participate in dialogue and obtain updates on various employment and labour legal issues impacting municipalities. It is the first of its kind by RES. This event is designed to provide participants with tailored legal updates on labour and employment matters in the municipal sector and to encourage dialogue between employer and union representatives on these matters.

 

Date:   Thursday, May 24, 2018


Location:
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Asia Pacific Hall
580 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC  map

 

Contact


Tiffany Chung 604.432.6241

Register Online

Registration for the Spring Seminar is open until March 16, 2018

  

2018 Seminar Program  Print Program
7:45 am   Coffee & Refreshments
8:15 am Opening Remarks
 
  • Frances King, Director of HR, Maple Ridge & Human Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) Chair
8:20 am Introductions
 

Moderator - Bill Good

8:30 am Session #1 – Human Rights Law

Human Rights update and discussion around the pending BC Human Rights Commission

Panel

  • Stephanie Gutierrez, Fasken
  • Heather Hoiness, Moore Edgar Lyster
9:15 am Session #1 Discussion

Moderator - Bill Good

9:25 am Break
 
9:35 am Session #2 – From the Arbitrators

Dynamics of mediation; forms of dispute resolution; interesting arbitrator experiences

Panel

  • Mark Brown, Arbitrator
  • Chris Sullivan, Arbitrator
10:35 am Session #2 Discussion

Moderator - Bill Good

10:50 am Break
 
11:00 am Session #3 – Social Media: Workplace Implications
 

Panel

  • Adriana Wills, Harris & Co.
  • Jitesh Mistry, General Counsel, BCGEU
12:00 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 pm Session #4 – WorkSafeBC Investigations
 

Panel

  • Dave Haralds, Executive Director, Employers’ Advisors Office, Ministry of Labour
  • Brian Campbell, Health and Safety Centre, BC Federation of Labour
2:15 pm Session #4 Discussion
 

Moderator - Bill Good

2:25 pm BREAK
 
2:35 pm Session #5 – Local Government Legal Proceedings Update
 

Panel

  • Delayne Sartison Q.C., Roper Greyell
  • Susanna Allevato Quail, Allevato Quail & Roy
3:35 pm Session #5 Discussion
 

Moderator - Bill Good

3:55 pm Closing Remarks
 

Jacquie Griffiths , Director, Regional Employers Services