North Bay: 10.21.20 *VIRTUAL* Legal Update

Date and Time

Starts:10/21/2020 1:00 PM

Ends:10/21/2020 4:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

3 hours Hour(s)



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


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Legal Update

Part 1: Challenging Times: Navigating the New Normal with COVID-19 & Your Workplace - Zachary T. Courtemanche, B.A., J.D. 

Discussion may include, but not limited to: 
  • Right to refuse to work 
  • Temporary change in duties
  • Terminations, layoffs, reduced work weeks, not recalling seasonal employees, terminating people on leave
  • Leaves of absence (sick leave, family leave) 
    • Including any requirements to accommodate those with children and working from home or choosing not to send their kids to school
    • Legal implications for asking employees to stay home for 14 days if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Case Law Review and Comment 

Part 2: Morningstar and the Right to Sue for Mental Distress Damages: Employees may get a Rude Awakening  - Michel R. Carré

A look at the legislative changes and a case law review of how those changes impact an employee’s ability to bring a civil suit against their employer for instances of alleged chronic mental stress and/or mental stress injuries sustained at the workplace. The main case is Morningstar v. Hospitality Fallsview Holdings Inc.

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. Oct. 19/20.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Mon. Oct. 19/20 at midnight.

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

Speaker bio(s)
 Carre, Michel

Zachary Courtemanche