Employment & Labour

Seminar to review changes to B.C.’s Labour Relations Code

Vancouver employment lawyer Melanie D. Booth along with colleagues Mike Weiler and Jesse Dunning will present a seminar on changes to British Columbia’s Labour Relations Code, which came into effect in June 2019.

Non-union and union employers alike will be impacted by these changes, says Booth, a lawyer practising as a professional corporation with Kane Shannon Weiler LLP.

The seminar will focus on the changes to the certification process that will make it easier for unions to certify employers, including limiting employer free speech. The changes include expediting the certification procedures to limit employers’ ability to influence employees and properly respond to the application for certification. Unions have the enhanced ability to obtain remedial certification without a secret ballot vote.

There will also be a review of the changes to the successorship provisions where employers contract out services and then retender the contracts. The Code also significantly increases monetary penalties. The seminar will conclude with tips on preparing and limiting your exposure to union certification.

The event will take place Oct. 30 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Morgan Creek Golf Course, Creekside Room, 3500 Morgan Creek Way in Surrey, B.C.

Cost is $75 and includes a continental breakfast.

If you are interested in attending the event please contact Melanie Booth.

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