Date Time Speaker Room
Friday, February 03, 201210:25 AM - 11:15 AM
Landon Young, Partner

DESCRIPTION:

The range of workplace issues covered by health and safety legislation has increased dramatically.  At the same time, the scope of potential liability for non-compliance has also steadily increased.  Non-compliance can result not only in heavy fines but also in personal and even criminal liability for management.  Find out what you need to know about health and safety due diligence and what it means both for everyday compliance as well as for defence of prosecutions.  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the legal concept of due diligence in health and safety
  • Learn how to prepare an effective due diligence program
  • Explore the risks to employers, managers and officers found in non-compliance with health and safety laws
  • Examine the impact of recent cases on due diligence
  • Find out what the Ministry of Labour expects from employers in terms of due diligence
  • Assess the impact of the new workplace violence and harassment duties on your due diligence programs

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Landon Young is managing partner of Stringer Brisbin Humphrey.  He has practised exclusively in the area of labour and employment law since 1996.  Landon represents clients on a wide range of labour and employment matters including arbitrations, labour board matters, union organizing campaigns, wrongful dismissal actions and health and safety prosecutions.  He works with clients in both the private and public sector. 

A significant portion of Landon’s practice is committed to helping clients avoid litigation and improve their compliance with workplace laws and regulations.  He frequently presents internal workplace training programs.