Employee Disability and Accommodation: What employers need to know!

Employee Disability and Accommodation: What employers need to know!

September 8, 2022 7:30 AM to 9:30 AMThe Edmonton Inn, Edmonton, Alberta
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments Format: In Person

Join us in person at the Edmonton Inn Courtyard B

Thursday, September 8, 2022 7:30 am - 9:30 am

We know an employer has a legal duty to take reasonable steps, in policies or conditions of work, to accommodate an employee's individual needs. Does that duty to accommodate look different today that it did prior to the pandemic? What are the fundamental principles behind the duty to accommodate? What are employers' obligations in accommodating employees with disabilities? What issues may arise with employee benefits when they are no longer at work?

Join us and hear Walter Pavlic (Partner) and Sharon Au (Counsel) from MLT Aikins LLP, discuss employer obligations with respect to working with employees with disabilities, including accommodation obligations and dealing with insurance carriers.

Fees and Registration
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Regular membership$57.15 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership$57.15 CDN
Associate$57.15 CDN
Student$47.62 CDN
Non Member$114.29 CDN
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Table of 6 of 6$285.72 CDN$600.00 CDN
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CE Credits will be offered in partnership with the Alberta Insurance Council.

Sharon Au,


MLT Aikins LLP

Sharon has broad commercial litigation background with a focus on insurance and administrative law. Her insurance experience includes advising and representing clients in policy matters, coverage disputes and insurance defence.

Sharon’s insurance work covers a wide range of areas including disability, commercial general liability, property, and errors and omissions. With respect to administrative law, Sharon has acted as independent legal counsel for tribunals in professional disciplinary proceedings and has represented applicants in various administrative proceedings.

In addition to her insurance and administrative practice, Sharon has also acted on complex high risk litigation files in a wide range of areas, including serious personal injury claims and commercial disputes. Sharon has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta.

Walter Pavlic, Q.C


MLT Aikins LLP

Walter offers creative and timely solutions to organizations facing employment and labour relations issues. He is experienced in collective bargaining, arbitrations, human rights complaints, employment contracts, discipline issues, dismissal planning, wrongful dismissal litigation, non-competition actions, employee fraud and recovery as well as Labour Relations Board hearings.

He has extensive experience advising employers on developing effective, up-to-date workplace policies. He has helped employers draft policies that address the legalization of recreational cannabis, COVID-19 and numerous other developments that have impacted workplaces. He advises regulatory bodies when sanctioning professionals for misconduct and acts as independent legal counsel to regulatory bodies.

Walter has served as a member of the board of directors of the Law Society of Alberta and as President of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch. He routinely appears before administrative boards and arbitration panels, and has appeared before all levels of Alberta courts as well as the Federal Court of Canada.

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