Barrie and District: An Evening Symposium: Legal Lessons from a Global Pandemic an Employment Law Edition

Date and Time

Starts:10/20/2021 6:00 PM

Ends:10/20/2021 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:10/19/2021 11:59 PM

Event Type: Webinar

2 CPD Hour(s)


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


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

The Barrie and District Annual Symposium has gone virtual for 2021! Please join us for this evening event. David Turner of Turner HR Law will be presenting on a series of key employment law areas that relate to the impact of the global pandemic. These key areas are at the forefront of HR discussions and this program will provide guidance on how to manage employer programs and policies while ensuring employment standards are upheld.

Overview of Evening Symposium:

  • An Unclear Legal Landscape - Evolving Legislation - Infectious Disease Emergency Leave - Contradictory Court Decisions - COVID-19 and Constructive Dismissal
  • Remote Work Considerations - Performance Management from Afar - When and How to Return Employees to the Workplace* The Updated Employment Contract - New COVID-19 considerations
  • Flexible Work Weeks and Hours
  • Competing Obligations: OHSA; Human Rights; Privacy; ConstructiveDismissal - COVID-19 Accommodations - Maintaining a Safe Workplace upon a Return to Work - Mandatory Vaccination Policies
  • Open Forum Discussion / Q & A

Registration Closes:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:59PM

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Tracey Gallacher

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Speaker bio(s)
David Turner, Partner

David acts as counsel to management with respect to all aspects of Canadian employment and labour law. This includes advising, representing and litigating on behalf of clients with respect to: employment law; labour relations; wrongful dismissal; employment standards; human rights; workplace policies and procedures; employment contracts; performance management; and workplace safety and insurance matters.
David strives to assist employers to develop and articulate clear policies that protect the employer’s interests. He also works with his firm’s clients to develop practical and workable responses to employment issues such as performance management, employee discipline and workplace harassment.
David has lectured at the Law Society of Upper Canada and Ryerson University on Employment and Labour Law.
Free time in the summer is spent with his family at his cottage. In the winter David coaches his son’s hockey team.
He graduated from Queens Law School in 1984 and was called to the bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1986. He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

Melissa Ragogna

Melissa Ragogna is an Associate Lawyer at Turner, A Human Resources Law Firm™. She previously gained valuable litigation experience at a leading litigation boutique firm in Toronto. Melissa’s practice involves all facets of management-side labour and employment law, including: employee relations; Ontario’s Employment Standards Act 2000 and Human Rights Code compliance; drafting and reviewing employment contracts and termination letters; workplace Health and Safety; conducting and advising on workplace investigations; policy development and implementation; workplace privacy; Workplace Safety and Insurance Board matters; Employment Insurance; and wrongful and constructive dismissal claims. Melissa was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Toronto Lawyer’s Association. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys outdoor activities, crafting, and spending time with her family as a new mom.