VDLC Labour Education - Current Issues in Benefit Law - Nov 22
111 Victoria Dr
Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4
To Register: http://www.vdlc.ca/2019_vdlc_education_program
Health benefits are a critical component of compensation. In this session we will examine a selection of issues and current trends in benefits that may impact and inform bargaining and collective agreement interpretation. Among the topics we will explore will be the trend toward sector-specific consolidation of benefit plans, the role of unions in governance, conversions to ELHTs, newest cases in discrimination law, impact of medical marijuana, and the latest developments in OPEBs.
Instructors Susan Philpot & Clio Godkewitch, Goldblatt Partners
Susan Philpott was called to the Ontario Bar in 1990 and the BC Bar in 2013; she understands how important pensions and benefits are to the well-being of workers and their families and has dedicated her career to it. Trade unions across the country rely on Sue to help them expand workplace pension and benefits coverage, bargain new pensions and benefits arrangements, and navigate through employer insolvencies and restructuring. Sue is a frequent speaker, teacher and writer on pension and benefits issues. She is also a lecturer for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
Clio Godkewitch was called to the Ontario bar in 2002. She helps workers resolve disputes over their compensation, including pension and other employee benefits. Clio is retained by pension and benefit administrators to provide practical advice concerning benefit entitlements and communications with plan members, helping to ensure they are providing high quality pensions and benefits to members, and meeting their legal obligations.