Speaker Series

Employment Law Lunch & Learn

A free bi-weekly educational series running from Jan. 14, 2020 to Apr. 21, 2020 Featuring Kelowna lawyers Scott Chambers, B.A., J.D. and Jonathan Arkle, B.A., J.D., and associate Nikita Gush, B.A., J.D.

 

Employment Law Lunch and Learn Series – Part One – The Employment Agreement

Tuesday January 14, 2020 12:00PM – 1:00 PM

This 1 hour seminar is designed for employers and will outline the fundamentals of the Employment Agreement, the necessary and legal components, and specifically address the requirements for a legally enforceable Termination Clause.

Employment Law Lunch and Learn Series – Part Two – Workplace Policies and Procedures

Friday January 31, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

This 1.5 hour lunch time seminar will explore the legal implications of the legalization of marijuana at work, discuss the requirements of employers to update policies and procedures to comply with the legislation, explore the need for employers to accommodate medical use and addiction and workplace drug-screening. The seminar will also explore other common issues that arise for employers in implementing standard workplace policies and procedures.

Employment Law Lunch and Learn Series – Part Three – Termination for Cause, Without Cause and Constructive Dismissal 

Tuesday February 11, 2020 12:00PM – 1:30 PM

This 1.5 hour seminar will explore the differences in Termination for Cause, Without Cause and Constructive Dismissal, outline the legal requirements of each type of termination for the employer to ensure compliance with legislation and common law decisions to assist employers in avoiding a claim for wrongful termination.

Employment Law Lunch and Learn Series – Part Four – Sexual Harassment and Workplace Bullying

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

This 1.5 hour seminar will explore the increase of sexual and other harassment complaints in the workplace, examine the employers obligations to provide a safe work environment for its employees and customers, how an employer should deal with a complaint and how employers can pro-actively address workplace harassment with legal workplace policies and procedures.

Employment Law Lunch and Learn Series – Part Five – Workplace Accommodation and the Human Rights Code

Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:00PM – 1:30 PM

This 1.5 hour seminar will explore topics regarding employee accommodation and the Human Rights Code, explore what constitutes reasonable accomodation, and discuss various aspects of the Human Rights Code and how is shapes the employment relationship.

Employment Law Lunch and Learn Series – Part Six – Employee Theft and Dishonesty

Tuesday March 24, 2020 12:00PM – 1:30 PM

This 1.5 hour seminar will explore topics related to employee dishonesty and theft and provide insight into some of the legal remedies available to employers in handling employee theft that may assist in recovery of corporate property and funds.

Employment Law Lunch and Learn Series – Part Seven – Employee v. Independent Contractor

Tuesday April 7, 2020 12:00PM – 1:30 PM

This 1.5 hour seminar will explore topics related to how to properly define an individual working for you as either an employee of independent contractor and provide insight into some of the legal options, consequences and strategies for classifying an individual as either an independent contractor versus an employee.

Employment Law Lunch and Learn Series – Part Eight – The Seasonal Employee

Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:00PM – 1:30 PM

This 1.5 hour seminar will explore topics related to how employers can properly and legally recruit, hire and employee seasonal employees. The seminar will also explore the legalities of hiring foreign seasonal employees, the legal requirements and visa information.