On October 16, Regina lawyer Jana Linner will present at the 15th Women in Leadership Conference taking place in Regina.
The conference is hosted by Femmes de Carriere en Interaction – Career Women Interaction (FCI-CWI). The organization is a leading provider of conferences for female executives, lawyers, accountants and other professionals across Canada. The Women in Leadership conference provides attendees with strategies to become more effective leaders. The conference offers opportunities to connect, learn and have fun. This year’s conference theme is Breaking Barriers.
Jana’s presentation will discuss the issues that arise in the workplace following the legalization of cannabis. The session examines the issue from an employer’s perspective covering topics such as: whether employees are entitled to use legal marijuana on the weekend and then work in a safety-sensitive position Monday morning, what to do when an employee comes to work with a prescription, preparing workplace drug and alcohol policies, implications for employers of recreational marijuana users at the workplace, and the importance of supervisor/manager training and employee awareness of expectations.
Conference attendees include C-Level Executives, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Team Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Lawyers, Accountants, and other professionals who are looking for strategies to become more effective leaders in today’s business environment. Attendees can expect to learn how to handle difficult conversations, look at the opportunities and leadership challenges created by organizational networks, hear from elected leaders and their influence on the enhancement of gender equity, and get tips on how to clear the roadblocks to senior leadership.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
8:55 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Jana focuses on labour and employment and human rights law, representing public and private sector employers in a wide variety of industries. She provides practical strategic advice on all matters relating to federal and provincial labour and employment law, including, among other issues, collective agreement negotiation and interpretation, employment standards, the drafting and implementation of employment contracts and workplace policies, advising on disciplinary matters and terminations, navigating human rights, harassment and accommodation situations, and defending employers facing litigation. She regularly acts for unionized and non-unionized employers and has extensive experience representing rural and urban municipalities on labour and employment matters.