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Our expert speakers will engage you with the most recent legal issues, case law updates and developments, and future trends to watch for... Just as they would at one of our popular in-person symposiums!
- "Screening the Background Screeners" - Iain Murray, Vertical Leader, Sterling Backcheck
- "BEYOND LOCKDOWN: Past, Current and Future Issues" - Adriana Wills, Harris & Company LLP
- "Terminations, Layoffs, and Leaves During COVID-19 & Beyond" - Veronica Ukrainetz, Principal, Ukrainetz Workplace Law Group
Meet your presenters
A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology, and 15 year veteran of the background screening industry, Iain Murray has held a variety of roles leading product development, and vendor partnerships. In his current role as Vertical Leader, he advises many of Canada’s largest organizations on screening policy and is responsible for ensuring the success of their screening programs.
Adriana, partner at Harris & Company, advises and advocates for clients on workplace law matters, with emphasis on labour relations, human rights, and employment issues. While representing clients in both the public and private sectors, Adriana has particular expertise with municipal and health employers, as well as with the broader public sector, including crown corporations.
With over thirty years' experience advising on employment relationships, Adriana has a foundational belief that clients want practical solutions to their workplace problems. Clients regularly consult Adriana from the outset of an issue to receive her assessment of the problem from a legal context. By acquiring in-depth knowledge of a client's operations, business objectives, and other factors, she is able to provide options that are relevant, contextual, and avoid legal and other risks.
Adriana believes in working as part of her client's team to ensure managers and supervisors are aware of potential pit-falls and know to seek advice in a timely way. She has developed and presented training ranging from first-line supervisory skills to more complex subjects relating to the application of human rights principles.
As an advocate, Adriana is focused and relentless. She has appeared before arbitration boards, the Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, and at the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
Veronica has a BA in English literature accompanied by a Minor in Law in the Liberal Arts from University of Calgary and a Law Degree from Dalhousie University. Veronica is a strong and passionate advocate for and advisor to her clients. She leverages her over 20-year immersion in workplace law, a preference for practical solutions and a talent for understanding human behavior to assist employers in developing and maintaining a productive, accountable and respectful workplace. Although she enjoys being in a court or hearing room, she recognizes that her clients would rather direct their resources to running their organizations and that the best solutions are those reached within the workplace, not the courtroom.