2018 HR Legislative Review
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When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Viscount Gort Hotel
1670 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3J 0C9
Contact: CPHR Manitoba

Online registration is available until: 2018-04-27
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2018 HR Legislative Review 


Each year, our presenters share employment law developments from the past year that have an impact on the HR profession. Attendees come back year after year, valuing the importance of complying with legislation in their workplace. 

Who should attend?
• HR professionals
• Managers 
• Business Owners 


Breaking Bad (habits):  The Accessibility for Manitobans Act
Carolyn J. Frost, MLT Aikins LLP 

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.

Are you ready for a workplace violence or harassment complaint?
Jamie A. Jurczak, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Workplace violence and harassment are serious issues that require careful attention when they arise in the workplace. Are you ready for a complaint? There are many things to consider before, during and after your investigation.
What do your policies and procedures say? 
Who is on your crisis response team? 
When do you engage a third party investigator and what should you look for when hiring a third party investigator?
How can the investigation report be used going forward?
What can you do to prepare to defend yourself if a complaint is made to human rights or in another forum?
Why do these things matter? 
Jamie will review recent legal developments in the area of workplace violence and harassment, and provide guidance on how to handle complaints from beginning to end.

Immigration Law Update
Reis Pagtakhan, 
MLT Aikins LLP
Over the last year, the Government of Canada has once again made major changes to the immigration rules for employers. Reis will be discussing n
ew 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; and changes to rules as to what HR personnel can and cannot do in the immigration process.

Impacts of medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana in the workplace
Shandra N. Czarnecki, MLT Aikins LLP
Shandra will discuss the impact of medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana in the workplace.




May 2, 2018


Doors open/Registration: 7:30 - 8:15am
Continental Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:15am
Presentations: 8:15am - 4:30pm

CPD Hours: 



Viscount Gort Hotel
Main Floor Ballroom 

1670 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB

Viscount Gort Hotel
Room type: Standard     $115.00

Reservations can be made by calling the Reservations Department at 1-204-775-0451. You must indicate your attendance at CPHR Manitoba's event on May 2, 2018 to receive the above rate. Reservations must be made by April 1, 2018 in order to received the discounted rate above.

Rates quoted are per room, per night, single or double occupancy and base don availability at time of reservation. A charge of $10.00 per additional adult will be added to the above rate, up to a max. of 4 adults.

Cost (add GST):

Member early bird: $345
Member regular: $395 
Non-member early bird: $400 
Non-member regular: $450 

Registration Deadline:

Early Bird: April 6, 2018

Regular: Friday, April 27, 2018

Registration Includes:

Breakfast, Health Breaks and Lunch

Registration Inquiries:
Contact CPHR Manitoba at kayla@cphrmb.ca or 204-943-0886 

PDF copies of the presentations will be emailed to all registered delegates one week prior to the event. No printed handouts will be available on site.

Want to purchase a binder with these PDFs printed out for you? This is available for pre-purchase only for $50**.

Click here to purchase

Only registered attendees are able to purchase the handouts. 

**Only registered delegates may purchase the printed handouts.

Event cancellation policy: This event is governed by our general Professional Development Cancellation, Refund & Transfer Policy. To learn more, click here.

More About the Presenters

Shandra N. Czarnecki, MLT Aikins LLP
Shandra has practiced labour, employment and human rights law for 18 years, representing management of public and private sector organizations across a variety of industries. She provides practical and strategic advice on all matters relating to labour, employment and human rights law and represents employers before arbitration boards, human rights commissions and tribunals, labour boards, workers compensation tribunals and Manitoba courts. Shandra has been recognized in the 2009 - 2017 editions of Best Lawyers International for Labour and Employment Law and was recognized by Lexpert Magazine in 2013 as one of Canada's leading lawyers under 40. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers and co-chair of the Professions Division for the United Way Winnipeg Campaign Cabinet and current member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. 

Carolyn J. Frost, MLT Aikins LLP 
Carolyn is an experienced practitioner acting for employers in all areas of labour, employment and corporate immigration issues. She advises in a wide variety of sectors including retail, construction, manufacturing, transportation, First Nations and non-profit organizations.  She has appeared before all levels of Court in Manitoba and the Federal Courts, the Manitoba Labour Board, Grievance Arbitrators, Workers Compensation Board and Canada Labour Code Adjudicators as well as a variety of other administrative tribunals.  Carolyn also carries out neutral workplace investigations.

Jamie A. Jurczak, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Jamie Alyce Jurczak is a Partner with Taylor McCaffrey LLP, where she is a member of their labour and employment law and civil litigation practice groups.  She is experienced in all facets of management-side labour and employment law, and advises her clients on a wide range of workplace matters including employee discipline, wrongful dismissals, human rights, grievance and interest arbitrations, and collective agreement negotiations.  Her practice has a special focus on occupational health and safety matters.  Outside of the practice of law, Jamie is quite involved in the Manitoba business community, and owns her own dance studio in Winnipeg, where she continues to teach ballet, jazz, and musical theatre.

Reis Pagtakhan, MLT Aikins LLP
Reis is a partner at MLT Aikins and an CPHR Manitoba board member. He practices corporate immigration law and has over 22 years of experience advising businesses and individuals on immigration matters. His focus is on obtaining temporary entry and permanent residency for senior executives, managers, professionals and other company employees from all over the world; training business and HR professionals on immigration law and processes; and working collaboratively with business and HR professionals to create easy to use systems to comply with federal and provincial immigration laws. Reis has written on immigration issues for HRMatters, CBC and the Winnipeg Free Press. 

Ryan Savage, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Ryan is a partner at Taylor McCaffrey and a board member of CPHR Manitoba. Ryan Savage practices primarily in areas of labour and employment, and has for over 13 years. In addition, Ryan is Vice President of Boxing Canada and a former accomplished athlete and coach, attending the World Championships, Francophone Games and Commonwealth Games as an athlete and the 2008 Olympic Games, as a coach.



2018 Legislative Review Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor 


Supporter Sponsor



Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
1810-275 Portage Avenue / Winnipeg, Manitoba / R3B 2B3
tel. 204.943.2836 / fax. 204.943.1109 / email. hello@cphrmb.ca

For additional information please visit: CPHR.CA

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