Hiring Without Risk

The hiring process provides an opportunity to enhance an organization’s value through the strategic selection of a candidate with valued experience, skills and other qualities. It is also a process fraught with potential legal sinkholes and sand traps. This course will enable attendees to identify key issues that arise in hiring, including hiring union or exempt positions, and provide them with helpful guidance to avoid future liability.

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  • Type Foundations Series
  • Date December 3-4, 2020
  • Location Online (Pacific Standard Time)
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Collective Bargaining

There are few processes in labour relations more critical to the success of an unionized organization than collective bargaining. The collective agreement will impact your organization, and your employees, for years to come. Given its significance, it is critical your team understands the process. In this session, Harris’ seasoned labour lawyers outline the various stages of collective bargaining, offering practice insights and sharing strategies for how to deal with procedural and substantive bargaining issues that often arise during negotiations.

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  • Type Foundations Series
  • Date December 7, 2020
  • Location Online (Pacific Standard Time)
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Employment Standards

Understanding the Employment Standards Act is essential for employers in British Columbia. Regardless of an individual’s role within the organization, a fundamental understanding of the rights and obligations under the Act can minimize exposure and build trust between management and staff.

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  • Type Foundations Series
  • Date December 8-9, 2020
  • Location Online (Pacific Standard Time)
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Attendance Management

Unless effectively managed, employee absenteeism can result in lost productivity, decreased employee morale and detract from an organization’s ability to achieve its objectives. This course will provide employers with the tools needed to identify and address the most challenging issues related to attendance management regardless of whether an employee’s absenteeism is ongoing or sporadic

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  • Type Foundations Series
  • Date November 17-18, 2020
  • Location Online (Pacific Standard Time)
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Labour Disputes

It goes without saying that strikes and lockouts have a negative impact on both employers and employees. Unfortunately, the consequences can also go on to affect your business for years afterwards. Though many negotiators try to avoid disputes whenever possible, the reality is that they may have to occur. All negotiators should be prepared for the possibility of a dispute by understanding the strengths and weaknesses of their position. In this session, presenters will cover the basics, and not-so-basics, of preparing for a labour dispute, as well as how to address the many challenges that arise in the dispute process

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  • Type Foundations Series
  • Date November 24-25, 2020
  • Location Online (Pacific Standard Time)
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Human Rights And Accommodation

Human rights complaints and accusations of discrimination can be some of the most complex issues employers face. How an employer initially responds can have significant reputational, cultural, and legal implications. With the stakes this high – organizations need to prepared. In this overview of the human rights process, participants will acquire the knowledge and tools to address common challenges that arise for employers.

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  • Type Foundations Series
  • Date October 1 and 8, 2020
  • Location Online (Pacific Daylight Time)
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