Past Seminars

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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Year-end roundup

This seminar will cover the top Labour and Employment cases of the year.

Presenters

Date

November 22, 2017

Webinar Recording

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WorkSafe obligations and compliance

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Mandatory WorkSafe registration and independent contractors
  • Review of employer and worker safety obligations
  • Report of Injury and Inspection Reports
  • Bullying and harassment and discriminatory action complaints

Date

September 27, 2017

Webinar Recording

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WorkSafeBC’s new approach to accident investigations and enforcement

Join Michael Watt, leader of our Labour + Employment Practice, and Mario Montagliani from Shaw Sabey & Associates Ltd. in a webinar presentation on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Their presentation will take you through what to expect from WorkSafeBC’s new approach to accident investigations and enforcement from legal and insurance perspectives.

  • New dual investigations model – What to expect
  • Expanded stop work order authority – When will this be used?
  • Employer incident investigations (preliminary and full investigation; increased role of joint committee)
  • Penalties / corporate liability – Who has liability and for how much?
  • D&O Liability insurance – Why do you need it and how can it protect you?
  • Investigative costs coverage
  • Fines and penalties – How does the policy handle this coverage?
  • Bill C-45 carve out coverage – Why is it important?
  • Exclusions that could impact coverage

Presenters

Date

June 7, 2017

Webinar Recording

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Duty to accommodate in the workplace – recent cases regarding accommodating disabilities in the workplace

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Extent of required accommodation – changes to duties, hours or days of work
  • Medical marijuana, leave of absence and GRTW
  • Preparing to defend possible human rights complaints

Date

May 17, 2017