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Tri-Cities Roundtable - Legal employment update - this event is full ! Waiting List

Date: February 19, 2020
Location: Douglas College Coquitlam

CPD Hours: 1.5

Please note Roundtables are exclusively available and free to CPHR BC & Yukon Members. You can find more on becoming a Member on our website.


Roundtable Summary:
Topic: Legal Employment Update

Join James D. Kondopulos of the employment and labour law boutique of Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers as he reviews the latest key decisions and must-knows in the constantly evolving world of employment, labour and workplace human rights law.  

Recent developments to be reviewed will address the following:

• cannabis in the workplace
• family status discrimination
• termination of employment for frustration of contract
• accommodation of medical conditions, including mental health issues
• wrongful and constructive dismissal, including considerations when assessing reasonable notice
• entitlement to incentive pay, including bonuses
• increased damages for unfair or bad faith employer conduct at and around the time of termination
• social media and off-duty employee conduct
• confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements
• employee privacy
• employee references
• probationary terminations

James is known for his engaging and straightforward presentation style and will deliver interesting, practical content that is highly recommended for any human resources professional who wishes to have an update on developments of significance in workplace law.
Speaker: James Kondopulos, Lawyer at Roper Greyell LLP.
James D. Kondopulos is a founding member and partner* of Roper Greyell LLP, a Vancouver-based employment and labour law boutique with over 40 lawyers who practise exclusively in the area of workplace law. James has represented employers and senior employees before all levels of court and a wide range of workplace-related administrative tribunals in British Columbia. 

He is frequently recommended as a strong advocate who provides capable representation and pragmatic advice.   In 2013, James was named one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 when he received Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 award. 

For a number of years, James has been recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in employment and labour law and listed in Best Lawyers International, Canada.  He has also been repeatedly recognized in both the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the international publication, Who’s Who Legal, Labour, Employment and Benefits.
Roundtable Leaders: Leslie Guan, CPHR and Jennifer Leaman, CPHR 
Jennifer is human resources professional with over 10 years of experience in HR.  She holds a diploma in business from Kwantlen, a diploma in HR from BCIT, a Bachelors in Business Admin from BCIT, a certified mediator and negotiator through the center of conflict resolution at the Justice Institute, is a SHRM-SCP and hold the CPHR designation.  As a Global HR Manager with Finning International, she thrives on the reiteration of programs and processes to provide meaningful partnership with the business and to provide employees with the best employee experience possible.  Her expertise is in employee relations, labour relations and strategically partnering with the business.

Douglas College - Coquitlam - Room A1150
1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3 
Parking: Paid street parking (free after 6pm) is available in front of the campus or paid campus parking - turn on either Town Center Blvd or Community Centre Douglas College from Pinetree Way.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pre-registration is required.

Please note: You MUST register for a roundtable before the end of the day, on the day of the roundtable, to ensure that it will appear on your member profile, for CPD hours.

Registration questions, cancellations, waiting list and general information about roundtables in the Lower Mainland (Coastal Vancouver, Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley) can be directed to roundtable@cphrbc.ca.
Registration Deadline:   February 18, 2020
Member   $0.00
Student Member   $0.00