Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Employment Standards Act Refresher (Webinar)
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
Event Description

The Employment Standards Act sets the rules for employment practices in your office and in the field. Your current work rules may fall short of your statutory obligations even though they are well accepted by your staff or seem like standard practice. if you learn too late that you are not in compliance you may be faced with certain consequences including owing months of back pay in wages.  


This 1.5-hour online seminar will give you a review of Employment Standards Act requirements that are particularly relevant to construction industry employers, including:  


  • Who is a "manager" and exempt from certain requirements 

  • Independent contractors vs. employees 

  • Hours of work and overtime 

  • Averaging agreements for hours of work 

  • Vacation and statutory holidays 

  • Paid sick days 

  • Job protected leaves of absence 

  • Termination of employment 

  • Impact of the common law 


Duration:  One and half hours (1.5 Hours) of virtual lessons with an instructor. 

Workshop Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Delivery Method:  Virtual Session – Zoom Webinar 

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and upon completion a digital certificate if requested. 




There are no prerequisites for this course.   


Who Should Attend?  

This session was designed for anyone in the construction industry who wants a better understanding of the Employment Standards Act. 



Presenter: Jessica Thomson | Partner | Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP 


Jessica practices in all areas of labour and employment law, with a focus on employee management and discipline, employment litigation, labour relations, human rights proceedings and workplace investigations. 


Prior to joining PCM, Jessica was a joint venture partner of a nationally recognized management-side legal services boutique firm in Alberta. Jessica is known to provide strategic advice and representation regarding the interpretation of workplace policies, collective agreements, rights and interest arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution processes. She has extensive litigation experience and has established herself as a strong advocate when litigating matters involving labour relations board proceedings and arbitrations, employment standards tribunal complaints, wrongful dismissal litigation, human rights complaints and disciplinary proceedings. 


Jessica also has a keen interest in the handling of complaints of workplace misconduct including allegations of bullying and harassment. She has conducted numerous complex workplace investigations in highly sensitive circumstances and is committed to ensuring due process and procedural fairness. 


From 2008 to 2014, Jessica served as a Crown Prosecutor for the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service and established herself as an effective litigator, handling a high volume of cases and successfully managing the expectations of various stakeholders. In this role, Jessica gained experience working with victims of trauma, including those affected by sexual and domestic violence. Prior to joining the Crown Prosecution Service, Jessica worked as criminal defence counsel. 


Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or [email protected] for more information.

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Members $25.00
CHBA Central Interior Members $25.00
CHBA Northern BC Members $25.00
CHBA Southern Interior Members $25.00
Non-Members $40.00
Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
Agenda (Pacific Time)
9:00am - 10:30am
Additional Information


  1. Computer or laptop
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS is reccomended 
  2. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  3. A quiet space with minimal distractions - Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  4. Comfortable chair 
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 5 business days prior to the webinar date will result in a full refund.


Registrants who do not attend/log into a webinar, and/or who do not notify ICBA of cancellation at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the webinar. There will be no refunds,transfers, or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the webinar.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel webinars due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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