Past Seminars

Hiring Foreign Workers – Discussion of Available Work Permit and Immigration Programs

Hear from our immigration and employment lawyers on the options available for hiring foreign workers and the pitfalls to avoid including:

  • Work permit options – Global Talent Stream, Global Skills Strategy, Skilled Trades Worker, CPTPP and other programs
  • Strategic immigration advice for hiring – admissibility, time for application and ultimate eligibility for permanent residency
  • Employment risks to avoid when hiring foreign workers

Date

February 27, 2019

Webinar Recording

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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

Date

November 21, 2018

Webinar Recording

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Extras! Extras! Learn All About Them!

An issue that regularly arises in construction cases is payment for “extras”. In this lunch and learn session, we will examine:

  • How extras are addressed in various standard form contracts
  • How to prepare and review claims for extras
  • How to resolve disputes about extras

Date

November 8, 2018

Managing Employee Absenteeism

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

• Culpable and non-culpable absenteeism – what is the difference?
• Requesting medical information – when and how detailed?
• Accommodating disability related absences – what steps must be taken and for how long?

Date

September 26, 2018

Webinar Recording

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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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