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Friday, May 3, 2019 

  • Informal gathering for those who arrive on Friday – location TBA
  • Rooms available at Conference Hotel, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

Saturday, May 4, 2019

10:00 am– 1:00 pm - Registration – Centre-Ville Foyer

11:50 am – 1:00 pm - Attendee Networking Lunch - Agora Room

1:05 pm – 1:15 pm - Welcome Remarks - Centre-Ville Room

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm - Privacy – A Workplace Primer - Centre-Ville Room
Speaker: Keri Bennett, Roper Greyell LLP

  • Social media and off-duty conduct issues (including both social media background checks and social media/internet investigations – with a reference to the OIPC’s Surrey Creep Catcher decision)
  • Video surveillance/collection of biometric information
  • Medical information and accommodation disability management
  • Admissibility of evidence in labour arbitrations
  • Considerations for public versus private sector employers

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm - Networking Break – Centre-Ville Foyer

2:35 pm – 3:35 pm - Tips and Strategies to Deal with Unrepresented Litigants And How To Manage The Process –                 Centre-Ville Room
Speaker: Casey Dockendorff, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

  • The Basics: Guidance from Provincial Law Societies (no need to worry about adding rules from all provinces, but setting a framework on the expectation on lawyers is important);
  • Communications: Dealing with “Moving Goal Posts” with unrepresented clients. The importance of documentation;
  • Settlement Negotiations and settlement documents. How to deal with often unsophisticated litigants and “papering” the deal and trying to control costs for your client; and
  • Capacity: How to address capacity issues when dealing with often angry and irrational litigants.

3:35 pm – 4:35 pm - Strikes and Lockouts – Preparing for the Storm - Centre-Ville Room
Speakers: Clarence Bennett, Stewart McKelvey & Lorenzo Lisi, Aird & Belis LLP

  • Strikes
    -       Lawful vs Unlawful Strikes
    -       Permitted picketing
    -       Remedies for an illegal strike

-       Overview of the Process
-       Preparing the evidence
-       Moving for the Injunction

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm - Networking Cocktail Event - ZIBO! Centre- Ville Restaurant, 1235 rue Robert-Bourassa
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm - Dinner - ZIBO! Centre- Ville Restaurant, 1235 rue Robert-Bourassa

Sunday, May 5, 2019

 9:00 am – 9:45 am - Buffet Breakfast – Agora Room

9:45 am – 10:45 am - Mental Health in The Workplace: Effective Management; Emerging Issues - Centre-Ville Room
Speaker: James Kondopulos, Roper Greyell LLP

  • Trying to Define The “Invisible Illness”: Recognizing potential mental health issues
  • Disciplinary Behaviour and Mental Illness
  • Duty to Inquire: Scope and limits of the duty
  • Requesting and Managing Medical Information: What medical information can be requested and under what circumstances
  • Accommodation: Same rules, different applications, including common accommodations and dealing with relapses

10:45 am – 11:45 am - Terminations and Insurance Litigation – Center-Ville Room
Speaker: Amy Tibble, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

  • When is it time to terminate? Risks (Brito v. Canac Kitchens) Frustration Steps to get to frustration Failure to provide medical-- Betts v IBM Canada Limited ASO/Insured Plan—who pays the premiums—who adjudicates the claim Accommodation Pay in lieu of notice and disability payments—how does it work?
  • Strategy—IME/Defence Medical
  • Third Party MVA/Tort action—does this change the strategy

11:45 am – 12:00 pm - Networking Break – Centre-Ville Foyer

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - Mentoring Roundtable 2.0 – Agora Room
Speakers: Senior CACE Lawyers

  • Scenario Discussions led by Senior CACE Lawyers

1:00 pm - Closing Remarks – Agora Room
Speaker: Craig Munroe, 2018-2019 CACE President

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