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As the COVID-19 situation continues to progress, workplaces need to keep business continuity in mind. Join this timely webinar on how to manage COVID-19 health risks, along with practical strategies for reducing your labour costs. This webinar will discuss pros and cons, legal risks and limits of solutions discussed:
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Geoffrey Howard, CPHR
Meet your instructors
Geoffrey is Counsel at MEP Business Counsel, where he provides strategic and practical advice on employment and labour law and represents clients in employment-related litigation. Geoff has extensive experience representing both employers and employees in all aspects of the employment relationship, including employment agreements, employment policies, compliance with employment legislation, termination of employment and human rights issues. He also advises and represents clients in disputes over post-employment competition. Geoff has served as a director of Prostate BC, a director and Chair of the Vancouver Museum. He is currently a Lead Partner and active member of the Opportunities Committee for Social Venture Partners, a charitable venture capital fund offering major funding and skills to charities working with vulnerable children and their families. Geoff also advises a number of charities on a pro bono basis. Geoff has served on the executive of the Riding Association for a provincial party and is a passionate policy advocate provincially and federally. He is also a leading member of the Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE). A long time active member of CPHR BC & Yukon, including serving as past member and Chair of the Coastal Vancouver Advisory Committee, Geoff joined the CPHR Board in June, 2017. He chairs CPHR BC’s Public Policy Committee.
Working out of the Vancouver office of Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP, Cameron Wardell provides representation in a wide range of employment-related disputes and litigation including wrongful dismissals, restrictive covenant disputes and the pursuit and defence of injunctive relief. Cam has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as various administrative tribunals and the Federal Court. Cam crafts effective strategies to resolve disputes efficiently, while always remaining prepared to adeptly present his client's case when matters require adjudication.
While focusing on litigation, Cam has assisted employers with a wide range of other matters, including the preparation of employment contracts and employment policies, collective bargaining and dispute resolution before labour, employment, human rights and other administrative tribunals. Cam is the current Co-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Employment Law Section, as well as the Co-Chair of the Civil Litigation (Vancouver) Section. Cam also tweets about the law and labour and employment from his Twitter account @CWardellesq.
Cam's legal education included a co-op term working in labour law, as well as a term studying at St. Peter's College in Oxford. After law school, Cam was a judicial law clerk at the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.