I presented a paper on The Law on Workplace Investigations: An Update on Key
Developments today at the BC "Employment Law Conference 2010" Continuing Legal Education (CLE). The paper can be found at the bottom of this post. The topics I covered were:
- Does an Employer Have a Common Law Duty to Provide the Employee with a Fair Hearing/Conduct an Investigation?
- What Exposure to Liability/Damages Does an Employer Face for Failing to Properly Conduct an Investigation?
- Conducting the Investigation
- The Use of Lawyers as Expert Witnesses on Workplace Investigations
- Recovery of Costs Associated With Investigating Criminal Wrongdoing
- What Duties do Employees Have in Relation to Workplace Investigations?
- Privilege Concerns and Workplace Investigations
The last time I presented at the Employment Law CLE - in 2006 - my topic was Reference Letters.
I was invited to speak last night at a Young Lawyers CBABC section meeting. The topic was "In-House: Dispelling the Myths". Labour and employment lawyers were well represented on the panel, as the other three panelists were:
- Oscar Allueva, Senior Labour Relations Advisor, with South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service;
- Erin Cutler, who is a Labour Relations Consultant with the Health Employers Association of BC; and
- Anna Fung, Q.C., who after 15 or so years with Terasen Inc. is now in-house counsel with Intrawest.
Today was the 2006 Lawson Lundell LLP Labour & Employment Law client seminar. My co-presenter and I did a presentation entitled "Employment Law Update" in which we reviewed the major employment law cases and developments from the past 12 months that would be of interest/import to employers in BC.
I was one of four presenters at conference held today by Lorman Education Services that covered, "The Complete Payroll Process in British Columbia".
My presentation focused on the impact of privacy legislation on the payroll process. A copy of my powerpoint presentation can be viewed below.
I co-presentated on "Independent Contractors, Consultants and Commissioned Salespeople" today at the BC Human Resources Management Association conference. Our presentation addressed the implications for employers/companies of entering into one relationship versus the other.
Today was the 2005 Lawson Lundell LLP Labour & Employment Law annual client seminar. My co-presenter and I did a presentation entitled, "Non-Culpable Termination and Accommodation", where we provided on overview of: culpable conduct vs. non culpable conduct; the duty to accommodate, and; the ability to terminate employment for non-culpable conduct.
Today was the 2004 Lawson Lundell Labour & Employment Law annual client seminar. Along with my co-presenter, I did a presentation entitled "Labour Relations Update for the Unionized Employer", which was a review of the key labour law cases and developments from the past 12 months.
It was the 2003 Lawson Lundell Labour & Employment Law client seminar today. Along with my co-presenter, I presented the "Labour Relations Update for Unionized Employers", which was a review of key labour cases and developments over the past 12 months.