Advancing your knowledge through continuous learning.

As part of our commitment to providing value-added services for our clients, Alexander Holburn has developed its FOCUS education program. FOCUS is devoted to providing educational content that is important to you. We understand how difficult it is to stay abreast of an ever-changing legal landscape. Therefore, our FOCUS in-house educational sessions and webinars are centred on the topics and issues you tackle day-to-day. These sessions are offered as lunch n’ learns and webinars for your convenience. Our seminars are led by our lawyers as well as by industry experts who are able to speak to topics that affect you and your business. If you are unable to attend one of our sessions, our FOCUS content can be easily accessed at a later date. If there is a topic you’d like us to explore, please email us at info@nullahbl.ca. We value your input on new program ideas and would like to hear from you.

Please refer to this page to register for upcoming presentations and to watch past sessions. If you’d like to receive alerts on upcoming presentations, please register here.

Upcoming Seminars

Managing Employee Absenteeism

A discussion of the best practices for businesses to manage employee absences including:

• guidelines and pitfalls for attendance management policies
• obtaining and relying upon medical information
• accommodating disability related absences, and undue hardship

Seminar

September 26, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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Webinar

Year in Review

Mr. Robinson will provide an informative discussion of the top employment law cases including:

  • claims for dismissal prior to starting employment
  • meaning and use of probationary periods including the duty to fairly evaluate the employee
  • other recent cases of importance to HR practitioners

Presenters

Seminar

November 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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Webinar

Past Seminars

Builders Liens – Practical Tips and Pitfalls

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding your obligations
  • Preserving your rights
  • Small mistakes, big consequences

Date

June 18, 2018

Webinar Recording

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Pitfalls of Misclassifying Independent Contractors / Consultants

This session will review the risks associated with the use of independent contractors and managing those risks including:

  • review of the factors necessary for classification as an independent contractor
  • potential statutory liabilities (Employment Standards; WorksafeBC; EI/CPP and taxes)
  • dependent contractors and severance obligations
  • practical tips for managing risks

Date

May 9, 2018

Webinar Recording

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Sexual Harassment – #MeToo and the Workplace

A timely discussion on dealing with harassment allegations arising in the workplace including:

• what conduct is sexual harassment
• procedural and statutory requirements (HRC;WCA; PIPA)
• when will conduct amount to just cause for termination
• other options for employer

 

Date

April 11, 2018

Webinar Recording

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