Adriana Wills, Partner, Harris & Company
Adriana advises and advocates for clients on workplace law matters, with emphasis on labour relations, human rights, and employment issues. While representing clients in both the public and private sectors, Adriana has particular expertise with municipal and health employers, as well as with the broader public sector, including crown corporations.
With over thirty years' experience advising on employment relationships, Adriana has a foundational belief that clients want practical solutions to their workplace problems. Clients regularly consult Adriana from the outset of an issue to receive her assessment of the problem from a legal context. By acquiring in-depth knowledge of a client's operations, business objectives, and other factors, she is able to provide options that are relevant, contextual, and avoid legal and other risks.
Adriana believes in working as part of her client's team to ensure managers and supervisors are aware of potential pit-falls and know to seek advice in a timely way. She has developed and presented training ranging from first-line supervisory skills to more complex subjects relating to the application of human rights principles.
As an advocate, Adriana is focused and relentless. She has appeared before arbitration boards, the Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, and at the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
Employers are challenged by employees who abuse sick leave benefits; engage in activities other than work during work; or, actually deprive employers of materials, goods, equipment or information. Effective and expeditious investigation as well as knowledge of applicable principles is crucial to making legally defensible positions.
In this presentation, you will learn:
- Principles of investigations
- Analysis of critical information
- Key factors in decision making
Who should attend:
- HR Professional responsible for both the stewardship of corporate resources and culture
1:15PM - 1:30PM: Login Time
1:30PM - 3:00PM: Presentation
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HR Competency: Labour & Employee Relations