The Latest Developments in the Law Governing BC Workplaces

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Coast Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre (Cascades Ballroom 2)

20393 Fraser Highway

Langley City, BC V3A 7N2

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You are invited to attend Overholt Law's breakfast seminar at the Coast Langley Hotel & Convention Centre on Wednesday, October 16. Our seminar will include presentations on the following:

Legislative Updates

  • The amendments to the BC Labour Relations Code and the impact on union organizing and applications for certification
  • Sweeping amendments to the Canada Labour Code
  • A review of recent amendments to the BC Employment Standards Act
  • The significance of the new BC Human Rights Commission for Employers

Managing the Workplace

  • Developments in the law protecting against discrimination of persons with a mental disability
  • Labour Relations and non-traditional employment relationships
  • Social Media in the Workplace
  • Recent developments in the law of constructive dismissal
  • Punitive Damages, Aggravated Damages and Special Costs – how to minimize the risk of claims

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Violence in the Workplace – what is the Employer’s responsibility?
  • Respectful Workplace Policies and addressing bullying and harassment complaints
  • How to defend claims of a toxic workplace environment and recent developments in the law in this area
  • Recent developments in the investigation and response to sexual harassment complaints

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Seminar Presentations

12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Q&A
Closing Remarks
Door Prize Draw

12:15 p.m.
Adjournment

Cost

Complimentary seminar for clients and friends of Overholt Law.

CPD Credits

HR professionals, CPAs and lawyers can claim Overholt Law's seminars as CPD credits.

Questions

If you have questions or need help with your registration, please call 778-653-7561 or email trustedadvisors@overholtlawyers.com.

We look forward to seeing you at our seminar. Please register for our seminar by October 9th.

Speakers

Carman J. Overholt, Q.C.
Founder, Overholt Law
Carman is a senior litigation lawyer with extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, labour relations and commercial litigation. He works closely with senior management and human resources professionals to help employers stay in compliance with the legislation that governs the workplace. Carman provides clients with advice, strategies and policies that reduce the risk of employment disputes and claims. Read full bio here.

Brent Mullin
Lawyer, Overholt Law
Brent has 35 years of experience as a lawyer and adjudicator in the province of British Columbia. Brent served for 16 years as Chair of the Labour Relations Board of BC, the province's leading administrative tribunal, and a previous 6 years as a Vice-Chair at the Board. Brent also has 14 years of experience in the private practice of law as a partner and associate at a national law firm in Vancouver. Read full bio here.

Jennifer Kwok
Lawyer, Overholt Law
Jennifer practices in the firm's core areas of labour relations law, employment law, occupational health and safety, and human rights law. Her practice involves advising both employers and employees on a wide range of workplace matters such as hiring and termination issues, discipline and human rights complaints, various occupational health and safety topics, and workplace bullying and harassment issues. Read full bio here.

Preston I.A.D. Parsons
Lawyer, Overholt Law
Preston is a lawyer at Overholt Law and practices in the firm's core areas of labour relations law, employment law, and human rights law. Preston takes great care in advising both employers and employees with an emphasis on taking proactive steps to avoid problems and disputes from arising wherever possible.
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Victoria Petrenko
Lawyer, Overholt Law
Victoria is a lawyer at Overholt Law and advises employees and employers on all aspects of workplace law. Victoria advises clients on severance packages, the enforceability of contracts, policies, and restrictive covenants, terminations of employment, and strategy at mediations. Where needed, Victoria ably drafts contracts, termination letters, and workplace policies for the firm’s corporate clients. Read full bio here.

Kai Ying Chieh
Lawyer, Overholt Law

Kai Ying practices in all of the firm’s practice areas including labour relations, employment, human rights, occupational health and safety, and privacy law. She values a thoughtful, well-reasoned, and client-focused approach to the practice of law. Since joining the firm in May 2018, Kai Ying has advised a diverse range of clients on matters including employment contracts, severance packages and restrictive covenants, workplace policies, and human rights claims. Read full bio here.

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Coast Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre (Cascades Ballroom 2)

20393 Fraser Highway

Langley City, BC V3A 7N2

Canada

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