Speakers - 2017
Our panel of legal, front line and human resources experts will help you gain new perspectives and increase your knowledge by addressing current issues facing organizations. This expert panel will discuss the real cutting edge HR issues.
John C. Batzel, Partner ,Canadian Employment and Labour Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary
Paula Breeze, Vice President of Human Resources at CEDA
Scott Wilson, Vice President - Flight Operations at WestJet
John C. Batzel, Partner, Canadian Employment and Labour Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary
|John Batzel has a wide-ranging employment and labour law practice acting for corporations, management teams, executives and employees. |
John specializes in all aspects of employment law, including managing the employment relationship, employee discipline and termination, wrongful dismissal claims, pay disputes, human rights complaints, disability and insurance issues, employee shareholder disputes, enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality agreements, contract negotiation, benefit and incentive plan management, executive compensation, employee privacy issues, workers compensation claims, occupational health and safety matters and alcohol and drug testing. John also regularly advises purchasers, sellers and other interested parties with respect to corporate mergers, acquisitions, financings and restructurings. He advises management clients on various union matters including certification, de-certification, collective agreement negotiation and grievance arbitrations.
John has appeared before a range of adjudicative bodies in Canada and elsewhere including employment tribunals under the Canada Labour Code, labour and employment arbitrations, the Alberta Court of Queens' Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Alberta Labour Relations Board, the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Ontario High Court of Justice, the United Kingdom Employment Tribunal and the Texas District Court.
John makes frequent presentations to clients, lawyers and the public on employment law matters. He also regularly volunteers with Calgary Legal Guidance, a free legal clinic in downtown Calgary.
|Paula Breeze, Vice President, Human Resources CEDA |
|Paula joined CEDA International in August 2016 as Vice President of Human Resources. Paula brings over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and has held senior management roles at a number of publicly traded companies, including the last six years as a Vice President of HR in the oilfield services and energy sector. An expert in talent management and employee engagement, Paula is focused on delivering a platform of high performance human resources services that will create and enable a highly engaged work group. She holds an MBA from University of Calgary, building on her Bachelor of Management in Human Resources and Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development.|
|Scott Wilson, Vice President, Flight Operations WestJet |
Scott has been in safety, quality and flight operations roles for over twenty years in a variety of operations including managing a flight training unit, and regional, domestic and international airline operations.