Advanced Issues in Duty to Accommodate

Venue: Telus Convention Centre

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Feb 27, 2007 End Date/Time: Feb 28, 2007
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This conference addresses unique topics to give delegates a more advanced level of understanding of the employee’s duty to participate and the union and employer’s duty to facilitate accommodations. At the close of the conference, delegates will test their knowledge of the principles by voting on the outcomes in mock arbitrations conducted by an arbitrator and leading management and union counsel.

Topics to be covered by union, management and medical experts include:
• How Weyerhaeuser Canada saved $8 Million in 3 years by managing disabilities
• How to avoid paying $100,000 in punitive damages following Keays v. Honda Canada
• How Syncrude integrates their disability management program with other benefit and total rewards programs
• Initiatives at CIBC to de-medicalize the complex return-to-work process
• Drug testing policies - how to steer clear of the legal minefield
• Ways to approach and help employees with undisclosed accommodation needs - hidden disabilities, addictions and mental health issues
• Can employees forfeit their right to accommodation opportunities
• Implications of relying on Insurers’ decisions to deny disability benefits
• How to make sure collective agreement provisions reflect the latest law
- Complex accommodation strategies when multiple unions are involved