MLT Aikins a Presenting Sponsor at 2018 CPHR Legislative Review


MLT Aikins is excited to be a presenting sponsor at this year’s CPHR Legislative Review on May 2. Lawyers Dave Negus, Shandra Czarnecki, Carolyn Frost, and Reis Pagtakhan from the firm’s labour and employment group will present on issues that affect HR professionals in the workplace.

Employment Law Roundup | Dave Negus

One constant in today’s workplace is change. That change does not always come by way of legislation. The last 15 months has resulted in case law on a wide range of workplace issues. Join us for a review and discussion of significant cases that will impact Manitoba non-union employers including:

  • recently decided Manitoba cases
  • case law from other jurisdictions that will impact Manitoba employers
  • recent happenings under The Human Rights Code (Manitoba)
  • selection of cases from labour arbitrators that will impact both non-union and union employers.

Impacts of medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana in the workplace | Shandra Czarnecki

Shandra will discuss the impact of medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana in the workplace.

Breaking Bad (habits):  The Accessibility for Manitobans Act | Carolyn Frost

The AMA imposes new obligations on all Employers and businesses to benefit and accommodate disabled Manitobans. These obligations currently impact certain public organizations and will apply to all organizations with at least one employee in Manitoba by November, 2018. This presentation is intended to provide human resources professionals with the ability to carry out the required issue identification, policy development and staff training in order to comply with the AMA obligations on time.

Immigration Law Update | Reis Pagtakhan

Over the last year, the Government of Canada has once again made major changes to the immigration rules for employers. Reis will be discussing new immigration options businesses can use for EU citizens under CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement); new work permit exemption categories for short term workers, new immigration options for technology workers, US and Canadian inadmissibility issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana; changes to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program; new employer compliance rules, and changes to rules as to what HR personnel can and cannot do in the immigration process.

Event Details

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Viscount Gort Hotel (1670 Portage Ave, Winnipeg)
CPHR MB Member: $395 | Non-member: $450

Register before April 6 for an early bird discount.
Register online

About CPHR Manitoba

CPHR Manitoba (formerly HRMAM – Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba) is the professional associated dedicated to strengthening the human resources profession and upholding the highest standards of practice. CPHR Manitoba is the province’s exclusive certifying body for the nationally recognized Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. The association’s mandate is to connect members, businesses and the general public to important human resource issues and trends in Manitoba, across Canada and around the world.