Annual Report 2022-2023

  • July 06, 2023

Summary of Meetings: Employment Law

Number of Meetings Held:4

September 28, 2022
Registration Count: 152
Guest Speakers: Matthew McCarthy, Boughton Law Corporation and Kristina Draskovic, Harris & Company
Meeting Title/Topic: An Update on Restrictive Covenants
Synopsis: This presentation focused on recent decisions of British Columbia courts (since 2018) concerning the enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, touching also on notable Ontario decisions to provide a contrast to developments in British Columbia.

December 15, 2022
Registration Count: 79
Guest Speakers: Rose Keith K.C.
Meeting Title/Topic: Ethical and Practical Considerations in Mediations – Tips and Tricks for Handling Difficult Clients
Synopsis: Rose Keith K.C. discussed ethical issues that can arise in a mediation as well as some tips and tricks for keeping a mediation on track whilst handling difficult clients.

February 2, 2023
Registration Count Online: 95 In-Person: 13
Guest Speakers: Naz Mitha, K.C. and Ian Kennedy
Meeting Title/Topic: Shalagin Vs. Mercer Celgar Decision Panel Discussion
Synopsis: Naz Mitha, K.C. and Ian Kennedy discussed the post-Shalagin legal landscape, and the implications of this decision for employers and employees going forward.

March 16, 2023
Registration Count: 101
Guest Speakers: Ozlem Yucel from Turnpenney Milne LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Ontario Employment Law Update for BC Lawyers
Synopsis: Ozlem Yucel from Turnpenney Milne LLP presented recent employment law trends and decisions from Ontario that BC employment lawyers should know about.