Transportation Law Forum 2008

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
10:00am – 3:00pm (Registration 9:30am)
Lunch Included

About this Seminar –
This seminar will address a variety of current legal/regulatory issues which impact on the operations and profitability of trucking companies.
What will be Covered –
Part I – Labour & Employment Law Developments that Affect You and Your Business
Presenter: John Mastoras, Barrister & Solicitor, Partner, Ogilvy Renault LLP

  • <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Are you at risk for wrongful dismissal lawsuits? What are the costs?; <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Dealing with computer and internet abuse – disciplinary limits; <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Recent privacy rulings that affect your business; <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Protecting your business from departing employees – what you need to know about non-competition agreements and fiduciary duties an employee owes to the company;
  • And various other developments in labour law.

Part II – Conducting Workplace Investigations
Presenter: Deborah J. Douma, Director, Employee Relations, Gap Inc., Barrister & Solicitor

  • <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Critical skills for conducting investigations properly; <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Limits and principles for interviewing the complainant and others; <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">How to identify and deal with allegations of misconduct;
  • Making fair and complete determinations.

Part III – Transportation Contracts and Other Things You Should Know
Presenter: Francois Rouette, Barrister & Solicitor, Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells

  • <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Transportation Contracts – What to look for, what you can do, and suggested clauses to protect the carrier; <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">The North American Bill of Lading (NABOL) – what it is and how to use it;
  • A review of the recent Quebec Court of Appeal decision in SGT/XTL v. Molson Breweries: how it will help carriers collect freight charges from consignees.

Part IV – Independent Contractor Agreements and Employment Terminations – How To Do Them Right
Presenter: Carole McAfee Wallace, Barrister & Solicitor, Weir Foulds LLP

  • <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Terminating drivers and other employees in the trucking industry; <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">How to comply with the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Standards Act; <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">When can a driver be fired for CVOR violations? When is it enough? <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">How to make your company policy and procedures Labour Code proof;
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
-What should they contain?
-What form should they take?
Making them effective and labour/employment law compliant
 

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