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Our legal symposiums are well known for its engaging subject matter, outstanding lawyers, timely employment legislation advice, and around the table perspectives in panel discussions. This mid- year review will draw upon leading experts to examine the key challenges of our legal and regulatory environment in today's world from legislation changes, to advice on preparing for a post pandemic world.

Keynote Highlights:

Keynote Session:  Returning to Work after COVID-19: Legal Issues and Solutions

Speaker:  Aliya Virani, Lawyer, Samfiru Tumarkin LLP

The Canadian federal and provincial governments have taken significant legislative action as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These legal changes have required companies to adapt new ways of working and managing the issues that result. As restrictions lift, employer obligations surrounding health and safety, remote working, and vaccinations will be of particular concern.

Keynote Session: Inclusive Criminal Record Checks: Strategies to Avoid Discrimination

Speaker: Mark Sward, Vice President and Global Head of Privacy, Sterling Backcheck

Criminal record checks are a key part of employment screening, and in regulated industries may be mandatory. However, BC and Yukon human rights laws prohibit discrimination based on unrelated criminal records, and disparities in the criminal justice system may lead to unfair outcomes for communities that are disproportionately subject to criminal prosecution and conviction. Join Mark Sward, the Head of Privacy with Sterling Backcheck, Canada’s largest and leading background screening provider, to discuss real-life strategies for addressing these challenges.

Keynote Session: 5 Covid-19 Era Employment Law Cases Every HR Professional Needs to Know

Speaker: Jim Wu, Lawyer, Forte Law Corporation

2021 has been a busy year for the courts especially in the area of employment law. We have chosen 5 wrongful dismissals cases from the British Columbia Supreme Court covering a range of legal topics that boggle the mind of every HR professional, including:

a. Distinguishing between quitting and firing;
b. How to calculate severance;
c. Covid-19’s impact on amount of severance and the duty to mitigate;
d. Deductibility of social benefits including EI and CERB; and
e. What steps HR can do help minimize liability

Panel Discussion:  You Ask, We Answer: Panel Discussion

Moderated by: Sheh Shojaee, CPHR, Director of Operations & Strategic HR, CPHR BC & Yukon

Course curriculum

    1. Video - Returning to Work after COVID-19: Legal Issues and Solutions

    2. PowerPoint

    1. Recording - Inclusive Criminal Record Checks: Strategies to Avoid Discrimination

    2. PowerPoint

    1. Video - 5 Covid-19 Era Employment Law Cases Every HR Professional Needs to Know

    2. PowerPoint

    1. Video - You Ask, We Answer: Panel Discussion

    1. Course Survey

About this course

  • 8 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content