Small Business Council

Thrive Series: 3 major employment risks your business doesn't know about and how to manage them.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
7:00 AM
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Keynote Speaker:J. Geoffrey Howard
Roper Greyell LLP
Schedule:Open Networking and Breakfast:  7:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Networking Roundtable:  7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Presentation and Questions:  8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Free street parking until 9:00 a.m.
Attention New Members

If you're new to the Board of Trade, arrive at 7:00 a.m. to learn how to make the most of the benefits, privileges, and marketing opportunities now available to you as a Member of Canada's most active business association.

Your first breakfast is complimentary when registering through your Account Executive. If you have any difficulty registering online, please RSVP with Gabrielle Quesnel .

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J. Geoffrey Howard

If you're looking to excel in a constantly evolving marketplace, then you won't want to miss our Thrive Series.

These monthly events will help you stay ahead of the latest business trends, while providing a valuable opportunity to connect and interact with other motivated businesspeople from across the region.

This presentation will introduce you to three often-overlooked employment liabilities:

  • Unpredictable court severance awards.
  • Hidden employment standards liabilities: Who is really entitled to overtime pay, plus vacation pay liability on non-base pay and during statutory leaves.
  • The perils of “misclassifying” contractors: Retroactive assessments for EI/CPP, taxes but also for overtime, vacation and statutory holiday pay plus exposure to “severance claims” by contractors.

Don't miss this chance to accelerate your company's growth and become a thriving member of Greater Vancouver's business community.

About the speaker:

Geoffrey is a Partner at Roper Greyell where he provides strategic and practical advice on employment and labour law and represents clients in employment-related litigation. He has extensive experience representing both employers and employees in all aspects of the employment relationship, including employment agreements, termination of employment and human rights issues such as discrimination and duty to accommodate. Geoffrey also has considerable experience advising employers on benefit plans, including pension, disability and group insurance coverage and regulatory compliance issues. He also advises companies and owners on shareholder disputes arising out of termination of employment.

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This event is presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Small Business Council. The SBC is a development program that connects, educates and equips small business owners, entrepreneurs, and intraprenuers to grow their networks and take their enterprises to the next level.