The British Columbia Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists presents The Workplace After the Pandemic: Navigating Next Steps.
As the pandemic inches ever nearer to its (hopeful) end, employers face the prospect of returning employees to the workplace in a safe manner and in a climate that has seen the imposition of vaccine passports for numerous activities and services. In considering their approach, employers must carefully weigh potential privacy and legitimate human rights issues with the safety of their workforce and expectations of their clients or patrons. If the internet is right about anything (and sometimes it is), the controversy involved in this balancing act is certain to make things complicated.
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Gradin D. Tyler
As a Partner at Mathews Dindale & Clark LLP, Grady assists employers in both labour and employment matters. He also regularly represents management at the bargaining table, responds to human rights issues and complaints, and advises on workers' compensation and occupational health and safety matters.
Grady provides practical advice and creative solutions to his clients, drawing on his experience to recognize the difference between matters requiring litigation and those that are best resolved. He is called to the bar in BC and Saskatchewan, and provides advice and representation to clients in all Western Canadian Provinces in a wide variety of industries.
Grady is a former adjunct professor at the UBC Faculty of Law, where he taught Employment Law for several years.
Cameron R. Wardell
Working out of the Vancouver office of Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark, Cam provides representation in a wide range of employment-related disputes and litigation including wrongful dismissals, restrictive covenant disputes and the pursuit and defence of injunctive relief. Cam has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as various administrative tribunals and the Federal Court. Cam crafts effective strategies to resolve disputes efficiently, while always remaining prepared to adeptly present his client’s case when matters require adjudication.
While focusing on litigation, Cam has assisted employers with a wide range of other matters, including the preparation of employment contracts and employment policies, collective bargaining and dispute resolution before labour, employment, human rights and other administrative tribunals. Cam is one of the editors of CanLii’s new BC Litigation Practice Manual. Cam is also a past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Civil Litigation (Vancouver) Section, as well as of the Employment Law Section. Cam is also a past member of the Advocate’s Club and a current member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers. Cam frequently presents on topics related to the law of the workplace.
This presentation qualifies for one (1) CEBS Compliance credit.
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