Four Lawyers Speak at Accommodation Law Conference in Saskatoon

Four Saskatchewan labour and employment lawyers – Robert Frost-Hinz, Brent Matkowski, Shannon Whyley and Kevin Wilson – are set to present at the 2019 Accommodation Law Conference taking place in Saskatoon from May 8-9.

On Wednesday, May 8, Shannon will co-present “The Year’s Top Accommodation Cases,” reviewing important new accommodation cases in Canada and their impact on Saskatchewan unions and employers.

On Thursday, May 9, Kevin and his co-presenter will lead a half-day session on a variety of topics including “Legal Duties on Employees and Their Unions When Seeking Accommodation,” “Medical Information Needed to Support an Accommodation Claim,” “Scheduling Accommodation” and “Ten Winning Accommodation Strategies.”

Robert and Brent will participate in a panel discussion called “Accommodation Allowed… or Denied?” Three guest labour arbitrators will offer instant rulings on accommodation grievances presented by union and management counsel.

About the Accommodation Law Conference

The Accommodation Law Conference is an annual conference hosted by, Centre for Labour-Management Development. The two-day program for HR professionals explores recent legal developments in the employer’s duty to accommodate and how those breakthroughs will affect union and employer representatives in unionized workplaces in Canada.

About the Presenters

Robert Frost-Hinz provides employers and management with guidance on a wide variety of labour and employment issues as well as representing clients before all manner of courts, arbitrators and tribunals.

Brent Matkowski assists employers with labour and employment law issues including labour relations, human rights, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, labour standards, employment contracts, employer policies and discipline.

With an educational background in Human Resource Management, Shannon Whyley brings a strong foundation to her labour and employment law practice. She resolves problems for employers and advocates on their behalf before courts and tribunals.

Kevin Wilson, Q.C., has practised almost exclusively in the area of management side labour and employment law since 1989 for both unionized and non-union clients. He provides strategic and legal advice to employers in Saskatchewan.