What are an employer's liabilities to employees on termination? What is cause to terminate an employee's employment? Can employees compete with their employer once their employment has ended and can they use their former employer's confidential business information? What kind of work environment are employers obligated to maintain for their employees? To what extent must employers accommodate employees in the workplace with disabilities, including drug and alcohol addictions? To what extent can employers monitor and discipline employees for what they post on the Internet and what are the implications of social media misuse by employees to the workplace? What are the differences between employment relationships and independent contractor relationships, and what are the consequences of incorrectly characterizing that relationship?
Whether you are an employer or an employee, understanding the answers to each of these questions is essential to understanding your obligations, entitlements, and liabilities in the employment relationship. This 2-hour workshop will be presented by Taryn Mackie and Andrew Schafer, lawyers at Bull, Housser & Tupper who practice in the firm's labour and employment law group. Taryn and Andrew regularly advise clients on a variety of issues relating to labour relations, human rights, workers' compensation, wrongful dismissals, unjust dismissals, and employment standards, and they regularly prepare and advise clients on employment agreements and workplace policies that address the very issues raised in this workshop.
Taryn Mackie, LLB – Partner, Labour and Employment, Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Taryn joined Bull Housser as an articled student in April 2005 and was called to the bar in February 2006. As a Partner in the firm's Labour + Employment Group, Taryn advises clients on a variety of issues relating to labour relations, human rights, workers' compensation, wrongful dismissals, unjust dismissals, and employment standards. Taryn has experience preparing employment agreements and workplace policies, including privacy policies, Internet policies, social networking policies, harassment policies, human rights policies, and attendance policies. Taryn has appeared before the Labour Relations Board, Employment Standards Branch, Human Rights Tribunal, British Columbia Supreme Court, British Columbia Court of Appeal, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal on a variety of matters.
Andrew Schafer, LLB – Associate, Labour and Employment, Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Andrew is dedicated to assisting clients with any labour and employment issue.
Andrew Schafer is a lawyer in the Labour + Employment Group. Andrew advises clients on a variety of labour and employment matters, including labour relations, human rights, workers' compensation, wrongful dismissals, unjust dismissals, employment standards, and business immigration. Andrew also prepares various labour and employment agreements such as employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants, return to work agreements, and workplace policies. Andrew also assists with various corporate transactions by advising both purchasers and vendors on labour and employment due diligence matters.
Andrew also advises clients on a variety of pension matters including plan creation, interpretation, administration, and regulatory compliance. Andrew also assists with various corporate transactions by advising both purchasers and vendors on pension due diligence matters.
Prior to joining Bull Housser, Andrew earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University. Prior to law school, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia where he majored in history and minored in political science. Recently, Andrew has been elected to serve on the executive of the Vancouver Bar Association.
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