Workplace Law Seminar: Marijuana and the Workplace – Practical Tips For Employers

Date: September 27th, 2018
Time: Registration and Breakfast from 7:30 am. Seminar from 8:45 am – 9:45 am.
Location: Singleton Reynolds, 925 West Georgia St, Suite 1200

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On October 17, will your organization be ready to manage marijuana in your workplace?

This date is significant because it’s the day when recreational cannabis will be legalized by the Cannabis Act. Canada will become the first G7 country to fully legalize recreational cannabis, making it the only drug approved for both medical and recreational uses. The rapid and significant changes to the legal status of marijuana raise new questions and challenges for Canadian employers.

Join Singleton Reynolds’ employment lawyers Melanie Samuels and Talya Nemetz-Sinchein as they discuss how employers can practically manage marijuana related issues in an ever changing legal landscape.

Veronica Rossos to present on Employment Law at Experts Panel hosted by Montridge Advisory Group

On September 27th Veronica Rossos will present as part of the Experts Panel seminar hosted by Montridge Advisory Group.

The seminar is targeted a senior members of your company’s leadership team that frequently navigate complex issues that need input from more than one resource.

Attend the experts panel for answers in the areas of employee benefits, wellness, training & recruitment and employment law.


Following the panel, guests are invited to a wine & cheese reception to have their questions answered one-on-one.

To register for the seminar click here.

Tax Planning Simplified Seminar with Singleton Reynolds and Crowe MacKay

Date: May 17th 2018.
Time: Registration and Breakfast from 8.00am. Seminar from 8.30am – 10.30am.
Location: The Vancouver Club, 915 W Hastings St.

To register for this seminar click here.

Please join Singleton Reynolds and Crowe MacKay for an informative seminar: Tax Planning Simplified – How to navigate the tax implications following the 2018 Federal Budget 

In light of tax proposals in the recently announced 2018 Federal Budget, we’re combining our experience to discuss two significant changes to the taxation of private corporations and their shareholders—the tax on split income rules, and the new passive investment income rules— and how a company can be structured for flexibility.

Garrett Louie, Tax Partner and Devon Huber, Tax Manager at Crowe MacKay along with Alana Dale-Johnson, Partner and Virginia Zhao, Associate at Singleton Reynolds, will discuss:

1. The tax on split income rules (TOSI);
2. The new corporate passive investment income rules;
3. Restructuring considerations in light of the new rules; and
4. The use of family trusts in corporate structuring and their (non-tax) advantages.

Who should attend: professionals with corporations, businesses and individuals with holding or investment companies, family run businesses, and anyone thinking about whether incorporation is right for them.


Singleton Reynolds Annual Workplace Law Seminar – Sex, Drugs, Responsibilities and Roles

Date: April 11th 2018.
Time: Registration and Breakfast from 8.00am. Seminar from 8.30am – 11.30am.
Location: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation: Registrants can claim 1.5 hours of CPD credit for attending this seminar.

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Today, more than ever, employers need to be aware of the changing world in which they’re operating. People are demanding changes from the world they live in and those expectations don’t end at the front door of their workplace. Be it changes to harassment policies, responses to legalization of marijuana or alternative employment contracts, employees expect their employers to take steps to keep up.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this wave of change and like you’re wading through a minefield of potential HR disasters; you’re not alone.

The good news these changes are making workplaces more flexible, driving improvement on old or outdated policies and providing safer places for people to build their careers.

It is also putting increased pressure on HR departments to be prepared and to understand the nuances in the policies and procedures they implement, including consideration of the way in which they are delivered and communicated. It’s a fine line to walk for HR professionals and business owners/operators alike.

Join Singleton Reynolds Workplace Law Lawyers Melanie SamuelsVeronica RossosDavid Edinger and their colleagues as they review recent case law and explain how you as an employer can confidently navigate these issues in 2018.


Detailed description below: 


We all know that sex sells but this portion of the talk is about recent cases related to gender and human rights issues, a new buzz word called intersectionality and what it all means in the workplace. HR has an important role to help protect their employer’s interests but that also includes ensuring the workforce that makes it all happen feels safe and respected so they can focus on the job they need to do.

We’ll discuss some recent cases for context and add some tools to your toolkit so you can design programs and policies that help your business stay out of our “what not to do” example materials!


Weed like to talk to you about drugs (see what we did there?), and how to juggle your internal impairment policies with emerging changes in the law as it pertains to your employees’ use of them while on the job.

There’s been a lot of focus on the cannabis industry and the legalization of pot recently but prescription drug use is also common. Despite its prevalence it is definitely less talked about so we’ll cover that as well.

Responsibilities and Roles 

Over the years an employment contract with typical “bankers hours” and set break times has changed, often to the benefit of both the employer and the employee. The employment contract can be easily misunderstood and mismanaged with implications for everyone involved.

We’ll discuss the changing nature of workplace relationships and in particular, what it means to have “contractors” including what your obligations are as an employer.

Our hope is that you’ll walk away from our talk understanding how you can approach these sensitive topics with a renewed sense of confidence in your HR leadership role.



Best of Both Worlds: 5 Real Estate and 5 Estate Planning Practice Points to Keep You (and Your Clients) out of Court

Date: March 15th 2018.
Time: Registration and Breakfast from 7.30am. Seminar from 7.45am – 9.00am.
Location: Attend in person at Singleton Reynolds Vancouver Office (925 W Georgia St, Suite 1200) or attend via webinar.

Notaries are very capable of providing their clients with services in the areas of real estate and estate planning. Particularly in the HOME Program, Singleton Reynolds (previously Singleton Urquhart) has had the pleasure of working with some of the best notaries in BC.

Still, no matter how careful you try to be, there are always those transactions that give you a sinking feeling in your stomach and make you wonder if you are missing something that could become a bigger issue later on.

Join Singleton Reynolds’ lawyers Susan Do & Darren Stewart to discuss five areas in real estate and five areas of estate planning where issues often arise. They’ll offer tips to help you recognize potential pitfalls early to ensure you (and your clients) stay out of court.

Real estate topics will include PTT, GST, PST and second mortgages while estate planning topics will include property transfers with spouses or children, will and wills variation and capacity.

This seminar is accredited by the Society of Notaries Public of BC and attendees can claim 1 CPD point.

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