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Virtual Lunch & Learn Series - Webinar - Contract Best Practices

Single-day Event
  • 2020-05-27 12:30:00 | 2020-05-27 14:00:00
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Register and attend live to one of SICA's webinars between May 25th and June 5th and be entered to win a Margaritaville Blender. Contest sponsored by BC Concrete & Piling. One entry every time you attend. 


Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Lunch & Learn Series...

Enjoy your lunch and join like-minded people within the Construction Industry to listen and learn. Each series will have a different topic to speak on and experts to offer information and takeaways.  

TOPIC: Contract Best Practices

Contract documents are essential to the functioning of the construction industry when it comes to both projects and employment. Having the proper documents in place prior to starting a project can make a major difference on how the project runs, not only with respect to payment, but also with changes, delays and unforeseen circumstances such as a pandemic. We will discuss common errors in construction contracts and their implementation.


In the employment context, the appropriate documents should also be in place before the employee starts work. Poorly drafted employment agreements; a lack of appropriate employment policies and procedures; and the improper implementation and adherence to employment agreements, policies and procedures, ultimately lead to expense and time consuming legal disputes.   We will review some basic employment law principles and educate you on a “best practices” approach to successfully managing your human resources, in order to avoid wrongful dismissal claims, WCB bullying and harassment investigations, and human rights complaints, in the workplace.


When: Wednesday May 27th, 12:30pm

*The link to the webinar will be in the Event Registration email you receive shortly after registering. 

Investment: Free to members and $25 for non-members

 Contact Candace for sponsorship opportunities 250-809-2215                                 


Nathan MacDermott, Pihl Law

Nathan is an associate at Pihl Law Corporation practicing in civil and commercial litigation, with an overall focus on construction matters. Nathan has worked on a broad number of matters, assigning with civil, commercial and construction disputes, as well as with the negotiation of settlements and the drafting of contracts and other agreements. Prior to studying law, Nathan spent over 10 years in the construction industry, giving him a practical perspective to share with his clients. 

Sean Pihl, Pihl Law


Sean was raised in the Okanagan Valley and was called to the Bar in 1997.  After practicing law briefly in Vancouver, he returned to the Okanagan to raise his family.  Sean has appeared at the Provincial, Supreme and Appellate Court levels, in addition to his extensive arbitration and mediation experience. He has volunteered as a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) and has presented at educational seminars on a variety of legal topics.  Sean practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment & labour law,commercial & construction litigation and complex personal injury litigation.