Employer Policies and Labour Law

November 08, 2022 at
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
This is a virtual event

This course will lay the foundation for your understanding of employer policies and their relationship to labour law. We will look at when employer policies are permitted and when they are not, when policies should be challenged, and what legal tests a policy will need to pass in order to hold up in arbitration. We will learn the “KVP test” utilized by arbitrators and look at more recent developments in case law.

Facilitator: Melissa VanderHouwen, Moore Edgar Lyster LLP
Melissa VanderHouwen (she/her) provide practical advice and cost-effective advocacy to unions regarding a wide variety of labour matters including discipline and discharge, collective agreement interpretation, policy grievances, organizing efforts, and unfair labour practice disputes. She has a particular interest in advising and advocating for unions and individuals on a variety of human rights issues. She has appeared before the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the BC Labour Relations Board, and in federal and provincial grievance arbitrations.

Ticket Information for VDLC Affiliates – If you wish for your ticket to be invoiced to your union, please have your union contact the VDLC office to make arrangements.

Zoom link and any material will be forwarded a few days prior to class.