We are pleased to announce that Compliance Day™ will be returning in 2016. Compliance Day™  is a half-day seminar covering a range of legal topics related to risk management. This year, the seminar will be held at the Inn at the Forks. The ‘streams’ (breakout sessions) have been separated into the following three categories:

  1. Indigenous Law & Environmental Law;
  2. Intellectual Property and Anti-Spam Updates; and
  3. Labour & Employment

To register, please click here.

 

Schedule

 Indigenous Law & Environmental Law
Intellectual Property and Anti-Spam Updates
Labour & Employment
7:30 – 8:15Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introductions
8:30 – 9:15

Due diligence- Effective due diligence to assess opportunity, risk and create an integration plan (All Attendees)

9:15 – 9:30Break
9:30 – 10:30A Primer on Aboriginal LawPotential Changes to Canada’s Trademark Laws

Addressing Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: obligations arising from The Human Rights Code and The Workplace Safety and Health Act, important considerations when conducting workplace investigations, and appropriate discipline and accommodation practices.

10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 11:45The Ins and Outs of Environmental LawChange is Coming in 2017 with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)Human Rights in the Workplace
11:45 – 11:55Break
11:55 – 12:40The Tax Man Cometh: Part III (All Attendees)
12:45 – 13:30 Networking Lunch

2016 Compliance Day Topics

General Topics

Due diligence- Effective due diligence to assess opportunity, risk and create an integration plan

Speaker: Anita Wortzman, CEO of Acumen Corporate Development

The Tax Man Cometh: Part III – This Q & A style session discusses the federal and provincial taxation audit and appeal process, including collection proceedings, and highlights recent trends in taxation audits.

Speaker: Jeff Pniowsky, Partner
Moderator: Leilani Kagan, Partner

Indigenous Law & Environmental Law

A Primer on Aboriginal Law – Aboriginal law is inescapable.  It is especially important in the context of resource development.  The purpose of this presentation is to introduce some basic concepts of Aboriginal law– what is the duty of consultation, what is the difference between Aboriginal rights and Treaty rights, etc.

Speakers: Bob Adkins, Partner, Maria Grande, Partner and Sacha R. Paul, Partner

The Ins and Outs of Environmental Law – 

Learn about the latest changes to Manitoba environmental law and regulations that affect your business. A must for any business that owns or occupies land, manufactures products, extract resources or uses hazardous substances. Attendees will learn about a range of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • How to comply with Manitoba’s amended law on contaminated land;
  • If their business needs an Environment Act licence; and
  • That fines can just be the beginning for organizations who are not in compliance with environmental laws

Speakers: John Stefaniuk, Partner, and Sheryl Rosenberg, Partner

Intellectual Property and Anti-Spam Updates

Potential Changes to Canada’s Trademark Laws – Learn about the potential changes to Canada’s trademark laws which, if implemented, will impact thousands of Canadian businesses, crown corporations, not-for-profits and other organizations which use trade names, brand names, products or services, but are not trademarked. ‘Trademark trolls’ are waiting to steal your IP.

Speaker: Silvia de Sousa, Partner

Change is Coming in 2017 with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – Thousands of Canadian businesses, crown corporations, not-for-profits and other organizations will be impacted once the new CASL rules come into force on July 1, 2017. Learn about the new Private Right of Action allowing individuals and organizations to seek legal redress of alleged CASL violations through civil actions, and what the end of the three-year transition period means for relying on ‘implied consent’ to contact existing clients by e-mail or other electronic means for commercial purposes.

Speaker: Catherine Hamilton, Associate

Labour & Employment

Addressing Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace – This session will discuss obligations arising from The Human Rights Code and The Workplace Safety and Health Act, important considerations when conducting workplace investigations, and appropriate discipline and accommodation practices.

Speakers: Scott Hoeppner, Partner and Terra Welsh, Partner

Human Rights in the Workplace – This session looks at what human rights issues might arise throughout the employment relationship; what employers can do to ensure that they are compliant with human rights law; what happens when an employee files a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission; and some recent trends from the Manitoba case law.

Speakers: Melissa Beaumont, Associate

Who Should Attend

This event is ideal for people in the following positions within your organization.

  •     CEOs & CFOs
  •     Presidents
  •     Vice-Presidents
  •     Owners/Partners
  •     Directors & Senior Managers
  •     Compliance Officers
  •     In-house Counsel
  •     Management from HR, IT, Marketing and Accounting departments

If you are in-house counsel, this event will count towards up to 3.5 CLE credits.

Parking: The Forks Parkade on Israel Asper Way (next to the Manitoba Theatre for Young People)

To register, please click here