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HRANS - Accommodating Family Status (Halifax)
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When: February 20, 2015
8:45 am to 10:45 am
Where: HRANS Training Room
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103
Halifax, NS

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CHRP CPD Hours: 2.0

Discrimination on the basis of family status is a difficult issue that every employer will have to address at some point.  This session will briefly review the conflicting legal decisions on family status and provide a practical guide as to how employers can simultaneously meet the demands of the workplace and their legal obligation to accommodate their employees' family status.

Learning Objectives

In this session, participants will learn:

  • The various ways in which the issue of discrimination of family status can arise.
  • The conflicting legal decisions on family status and a possible reconciliation of these conflicting legal decisions.
  • Proactive policies and procedures that employers can take that will assist in addressing family status issues.
  • A step by step approach that employers can take when their employees do request accommodation based on family status. 
About the Presenter
Rick Dunlop, is a Partner with Stewart McKelvey's Halifax, Nova Scotia Labour and Employment Group.  Rick has a diverse management side labour and employment law practice in which he provides practical solutions and representation on all workplace legal issues.  In particular, Rick often represents employers in human rights complaints, union certification applications in the construction and non-construction industry sectors, and wrongful dismissal actions.  
Rick regularly appears before all Nova Scotia courts and labour and related tribunals including the Nova Scotia Labour Board, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. Rick has also appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada.   Rick also appears on the Best Lawyers: Labour and Employment Law, 2013-2015 list.
Rick is a past member of Stewart McKelvey's Associate Compensation and Evaluation Committee.  He is the past chair of the Constitutional and Human Rights Section, Canadian Bar Association, current member of the Canadian Association of Counsel for Employers (CACE), and a past member of the Board of Directors for Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.  In 2011, Rick was the recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Award for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


8:30 am Check-in and coffee/light refreshments available
8:45 am - 10:45 am - Professional Development Session



Price until February 5th
HRANS Members $75  (including HST)
Non-Member $150  (including HST)


Price after February 5th
HRANS Members $110  (including HST)
Non-Member $185  (including HST)


How to Register

Register by clicking on the register for this event link above.  All registrations must be online using the above link.

The registration deadline has been extended to 2:00pm on Thursday, February 19, 2015.  Please note that registrations are not possible after online registration has closed.  Registrations must be done online.

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Payment Terms

Payment is due within 30 days of registration or by the registration deadline of February 12, 2015 (whichever is earlier).  Payments may be made conveniently online by Visa/Mastercard at the time of registration or by cheque received by the registration deadline.  Cheques must be received by the registration deadline (February 12) by HRANS at 84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103, Halifax, NS B3S 1A2.  Registrations February 2nd or later must be paid by Visa/MC at time of registration.

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Cancellation Policy

A full refund, less a $25+HST administration fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing prior to Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12:00noon. Those who make reservations and do not attend will still be required to pay for the full session fee.  Cancellations received by HRANS in writing prior to noon on Friday, February 5, 2015 will only be charged the administration fee.  Substitutions are permitted if received by February 19 at 12 noon (for substitutions, the registrant must advise our office of their replacement in writing by 12 noon on February 19 including the full name, email and phone number of the substitution).  Member/non-member rates will be applied to the substitutions.  This cancellation policy applies regardless of date of registration.  Registrations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660 / Fax: (902) 446-3677