Chamber Talks - Employment Law Essentials

October 25, 2022 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (PDT)


Join us for the Tri-Cities Chamber’s newest educational series, Chamber Talks! 

Employment Law Essentials

Presented by Jay Spiro, Lawyer at Spraggs Law


**This event will be streamed live on Zoom, as well in-person. Zoom link will be sent once registration is confirmed** 


Business owners and managers know how challenging workforce management can be. From new health and safety protocols to remote work arrangements, vaccine mandates to the “Great Resignation”, cost of living increases to mental health awareness and diversity initiatives, the complexities and opportunities of the post-pandemic workplace are immense.


This session will provide employers with a basic overview of employment law essentials that will help them navigate these interesting times. Attendees will leave with a greater awareness, confidence, and understanding of their legal obligations and entitlements, as well as the tools and best practices to manage their workforces effectively.


Who is this session for: Business leaders, small business owners, and individuals looking to start a new business. Anyone looking to:

  • Expand their current business or explore workplace development
  • Manage or implement changes in the workplace
  • Launch or grow a startup
  • Hire more employees


You'll learn:

  • Best practices (legally speaking) for hiring and onboarding employees.
  • The benefits and risks of employment contracts.
  • Legal rules for managing change and performance.
  • How to terminate employment properly.

 You'll receive on-hand materials to fill in and take away, as well as receive an abundance of resources to help you through these unpredictable times.

Don’t miss this fun and engaging talk so that you can not only stem the tide of the impending recession, but thrive through to the other side!



About The Presenter


Jay Spiro is an employment lawyer with Spraggs Law in Coquitlam, BC. As a trusted advisor and problem solver, Jay helps businesses and nonprofits manage their workforces effectively and lawfully. He regularly advises employers on hiring practices, terminations, severance packages, job changes and reorganizations, human rights and workplace accommodation issues, and WorkSafeBC issues. He has represented individuals and businesses in the BC Supreme and Provincial Courts, the BC and Canadian Human Rights Tribunals, and the Federal Court of Canada.

Spraggs Law has been operating in the Tri-Cities for over 50 years and is a proud member of the community, sponsoring many events such as the Crossroads Hike for Hospice. The firm provides various types of legal services, including estate law, employment law, landlord and tenant law as well as offers HR consulting services. 

At Spraggs Law, clients are the primary focus. They take great pride in delivering exceptional client services and producing excellent results. To achieve this as a firm, they capitalize on each other’s strengths and collaborate as a unified team. 




Chamber Talks is presented in partnership with the Coquitlam Public Library.



Members: $15+GST

Non-Members: $20+GST

Coquitlam Public Library - Pinetree
1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 Canada
October 25, 2022 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (PDT)
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