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Vancouver Legal Symposium - FULL

Date: February 3, 2022
Location: Terminal City Club

This event is full. Please email pd@cphrbc.ca to be placed on the wait-list. Thank you!
Thank you sponsor:
Employment law continues to develop rapidly and pose unique challenges, especially in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us, in person once again, as leading employment lawyers explore emerging and topical issues in employment law, provide updates on notable recent developments, and further help us get prepared for a new work year. Our annual legal symposium continues to be a must-attend event for all human resources and other professionals.

Symposium Highlights:
• 3 Keynote Presentations
• 1 Interactive Case Studies in Small Groups
• 5.50 CPD Hours
Time: Registration 8:30-9:00am; Presentations 9:00am-4:30pm

CPD Hours: 5.50

Venue: Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6
(Additional venue information: BC Vaccine Passport, Safety Protocols and Visiting the Club FAQ)
Registration Fees: Early Bird Rate
(On or before December 17)
Regular Rate
(After December 17)
Student/Retired Member









Fees and/or agenda are subject to change without notice. All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714

Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations submitted at least one week prior to an event or workshop. Attendee substitutions are permitted; however, member/non-member rate differences will apply. Please submit cancellation or substitution requests by fax (604-684-3225) or e-mail (
pd@cphrbc.ca). Please note that this policy does not apply to conferences, exams or no-charge registrations. CPHR exam fees are non-refundable if registration is canceled after the registration deadline. Please note our deferral policy.


Important Message from CPHR BC & Yukon's Professional Development Team:
While we navigate the continuum of this pandemic, your safety is our top priority.

Please note a few mandatory safety protocols we’ll have in place, as we safely welcome you back in person:
  • If you do not feel well or have any symptoms prior to the event, for the safety of yourself and others, we ask that you do not come in. This also includes if you are required to self isolate during that time. CPHR BC & Yukon will honour a full refund to those pre-registered and affected by COVID.
  • Proof of Double Vaccinations & ID will be required for entry of venue and this event.
  • Mask will be required for entry of venue and this event. If comfortable, you may take your mask off when seated in the meeting room for this event. We ask that you please put your mask on anytime you leave your seat:
        - Leaving, entering the boardroom (washroom breaks or other)
        - Networking within the meeting room and in the venue
        - When getting food or beverage
  • Throughout the event, please be mindful and maintain social distancing.
  • Break time refreshments and lunch will be provided throughout the event. We will be assigning staggered or rotating shift for tables to enjoying the buffet.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
8:30 - 9:00am

9:00 - 9:15am
Registration & Networking

Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:45 am

The Latest and Greatest: Key Decisions and Must-Knows in Employment, Labour and Workplace Human Rights Law
James Kondopulos, CPHR - Roper Greyell LLP

10:45 - 11:00am
Networking & Health Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Best Practices for Workplace Investigations
Anita Atwal - Anita Atwal Law

12:30 - 12:45 pm

12:45 - 1:45 pm
Sponsor Presentation: Keeping a Focus on Mental Health in Disability Management
Dr. Sundeep Thinda

Networking & Lunch Break
1:45 - 3:15 pm

Workplace Sexual Harassment: All You Need to Know
Catalina Rodriguez, CPHR - Forte Law

3:15 - 3:30 pm
Networking & Health Break
3:30 - 4:15 pm


Activity Format: Each keynote speaker will rotate and facilitate this session at the attendee tables.
(Participants are to follow the same health & safety protocols mentioned above during this activity.)

4:15 - 4:30 pm
Thank you & Closing Remarks