Adjudicating Labo(u)r Disputes During the Global Pandemic – Lessons Learned


Labour and Employment Agencies responsible for mediating and adjudicating workplace disputes have had to find alternate ways of delivering their services. These alternatives range from extensive use of virtual proceedings to overnight changes to procedural rules and protocols for the production of documents. Some see these changes as a welcomed and overdue modernization of the adjudication process while others see this increased flexibility as a threat to fairness and neutrality.

Join us for a discussion regarding the challenges and practical implications posed by our current reality. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about what dispute resolution agencies across Canada and the US are doing about virtual proceedings and how it might impact the future of labour dispute adjudication. A panel will discuss the ways their agencies have adapted, what is working and responses received from the public. Participant questions during the program are encouraged.

Target audience: This discussion is primarily aimed at Board or Commission members, adjudicators, and hearing officers.
                                      Please share this invitation to colleagues within your agency.

When:                       Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 11:30 to 1:30 EDT.
                                      Feel free to have lunch while in session or, if you are on the West Coast, bring your coffee and bagel!!

How:                          The session will be conducted using Zoom, you will receive a link in your confirmation email. No registration fee.

Enroll now or anytime prior to August 21st

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