VDLC Labour Education - WCB Intro - Nov 25
111 Victoria Dr
Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4
To register: http://www.vdlc.ca/2019_vdlc_education_program
This course provides a basic overview of the Workers’ Compensation system as it applies to workers who are injured or develop an occupational disease on the job. The course will look at the law and policy, how decisions are made by the WCB, and how the appeal system works for those who have to argue an appeal. We will look at the practical realities faced by injured workers trying to navigate the minefield of workers’ compensation and its appellate systems.
Instructor Sarah O’Leary, Harrison O’Leary Lawyers, LLP & Niki Schnurr, Move UP
Sarah O’Leary was called to the bar in 1981 and doing primarily Workers’ Compensation and disability-related law for the last 25 years. She has been a workers advisor, a Vice-Chair at the Appeal Division, a staff lawyer at the Legal Services Society as well as at a major health care union, and has been teaching workers’ compensation advocacy to labour unions for over two decades.
Niki Schnurr is the WCB Appeals Representative and OHS Coordinator with MoveUP. She previously worked with the labour side law firm Rush Crane Guenther, and as an advocate with Prisoners’ Legal Services and the UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic.