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South Surrey Roundtable - Employment & Labour Law: the Latest & Greatest

Date: November 18, 2019
Location: Choices Market Surrey

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: Employment & Labour Law: the Latest & Greatest
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 D. Kondopulos, Partner 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 about 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.  
n 2013, James was named one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 when he received Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 award.  He was also recognized by Lexpert as a “Litigation Lawyer to Watch” in its Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (US Guide - Litigation).  
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: Suzi Beckett
A professional health and benefits consultant, Suzi has been helping organizations of all sizes and industries explore the answers to their total reward opportunities and challenges for over 15 years.
As Partner with Northern Star Benefit Consultants, and previous Senior Consultant with a national group insurer and global risk management firm, Suzi knows the key to a well-crafted program goes beyond financial sustainability. With Suzi’s innovative approach, HR and business leaders can realize a total rewards program that supports their corporate vision and optimizes their business culture.
Suzi’s specialties include total reward strategy, custom benefit plan design and communications, plan benchmarking, risk management, health and wellness programs.  
A Choices Market
2nd floor - 3248 King George Blvd.
Surrey - BC V4P 1A5
*The stairway leading to the 2nd Floor Seminar Room is accessible through the rear storage/production area of the store. Directions and assistance available from Customer Service Desk immediately following store entrance.*
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pre-registration is required.

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Registration Deadline:   November 17, 2019
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