Peel: 03.24.20 *VIRTUAL* Employee Benefits in the New Era

Date and Time

Starts:03/24/2021 5:30 PM

Ends:03/24/2021 7:00 PM

Registration Closes:03/22/2021 11:59 PM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hours Hour(s)



Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-members: $30


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

It will have been more than one year since the world as we knew it changed. Over the last 12 months employers and employees have faced many challenges; remote work, layoffs, isolation and risk of illness are just some of the many challenges that have affected the workforce and, in turn, the delivery and administration of employee benefits. The pandemic and its impact on employees and employers has highlighted the importance and precariousness of employee benefits. In this webinar, we will discuss the impact of the pandemic on employee benefits over the course of the pandemic and the coming months.

  • An overview of legislative developments relevant to employee benefits including amendments to pension standards legislation and expansion of protected leaves of absence
  • The impact of remote work on employee benefits
  • Changes in employee benefits over the course of the pandemic including an expansion of virtual health options and an increased focus on employee mental health
  • Potential future trends in employee benefits and what to expect over the coming months
  • Steps that employers should consider taking with respect to the delivery of employee benefits

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the pandemic has affected and could continue to affect employee benefits
  • Gain insight on applicable legislative developments and industry practices
  • Obtain guidance on steps employers can take to adapt to the changing environment

During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  ALL cancellations MUST be received in writing, 3 business days in advance of the event, to  Registration fees are 100% non-refundable after that time. If it is a complimentary event, a $30 no-show fee invoice will be issued to those registrants who do not attend and have not provided the required notice. Cancellation Deadline is Mon. Mar. 22/21

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Mon. Mar. 22/21 at 11:59pm.

QUESTIONS: Please reach out to Tracey Gallacher if you have any questions.

Speaker bio(s)
Lisa Goodfellow

Lisa Goodfellow is a Partner and the Leader of the National Labour and Employment Group of Miller Thomson LLP, working from the Toronto office. Lisa represents and advises employers in a wide range of employment and labour relations matters, including wrongful dismissal actions, human rights, employment standards, executive compensation, certification applications, collective bargaining, unfair labour practice complaints, grievance arbitrations, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and protection of proprietary information. She also conducts and advises on workplace investigations.

Lisa helps clients through complex and ever-changing labour and employment laws to find practical business solutions that work for them. She prides herself in giving practical, pro-active advice on a responsive and timely basis.

She obtained her Honours BA from the University of Toronto in 1988, Her LLB from Western University in 1991, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993. She has practiced exclusively in Employment and Labour Law since that time. She is the Co-Author of the Employment Litigation Manual published by LexisNexis, now in 2nd Edition, and a frequent author and lecturer on labour and employment topics in Canada and the US.

Michael Cleveland

Michael Cleveland is an associate at Miller Thomson’s Toronto office. He provides employers with practical and timely advice on a wide variety of labour and employment law matters including employment standards, labour relations, human rights, occupational health and safety, privacy, and wrongful dismissals. He acts for employers in the provincial and federal sectors in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces.

Michael obtained his Honours BA from the University of Toronto in 2016. He summered and articled with Miller Thomson before returning to the firm as an associate. He received his J.D. from the University of Toronto in 2019 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020.