Employment Law 101

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Event date: October 24, 2018
Showtime: 8:30 - 10 a.m.
Location: Cosentino Center Vancouver
1.5 CPDs

Whether you have one employee or hundreds, understanding the impact of the Employee Standards Act is key to mitigating risk and ensuring your organization’s financial health.  Attendees will learn practical advice on how to create best practices regarding employment law in order to reduce potential liability and ensure proper compliance.

There will also be important discussion surrounding the legalization of cannabis, which comes into effect on October 17, 2018.  Time will be dedicated to answering attendees’ questions, so bring any queries you have about employment law regulations and best practices to the session.

Key learning objectives:

  • Hiring – discrimination, BC Human Rights Code
  • Contracts – essential elements, specific terms and termination
  • Understanding obligations set in the Employment Standards Act
  • Termination – with/without cause, methodologies, options

Time will be dedicated to answering attendees’ questions, so bring any queries you have about employment law regulations and best practices to the session.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is responsible for human resource management. This is a basics course designed to highlight key employment law and benefit plan administration issues for employers in a non-union workplace.  This course will be especially beneficial to new HR managers and to organizations that do not have a formal Human Resource Department.

Event Agenda

Key learning objectives:

  • Hiring – discrimination, BC Human Rights Code
  • Contracts – essential elements, specific terms and termination
  • Understanding obligations set in the Employment Standards Act
  • Termination – with/without cause, methodologies, options
Speakers

Speaker

  • Ian Moes, Partner, Kuhn LLP

    Ian Moes, Partner, Kuhn LLP

    Ian is a partner with Kuhn LLP and practices in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. He has experience in serving construction and business clients with a variety of commercial activities as well as charities and not-for-profit organizations.

    Ian has represented clients in the Supreme Court of Canada, BC Court of Appeal, BC Supreme Court and the Provincial Court of British Columbia. He has also represented clients in mediations, commercial arbitrations and administrative tribunals. Ian has published a variety of articles in trade and general media publications in the areas of construction law, constitutional law, human rights and religious freedom issues. Ian is also an instructor of the Construction Law Course that is offered in conjunction with the Canadian Home Builders Association of British Columbia Certified Residential Builder Program. He also frequently speaks on construction topics for the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association.

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