Windsor: 10.22.20 *VIRTUAL* Legal plus Health and Safety Implications of COVID-19 in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:10/22/2020 11:30 AM

Ends:10/22/2020 1:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 Hour(s)



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


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Windsor: 10.22.20 *VIRTUAL* Legal plus Health and Safety Implications of COVID-19 in the Workplace

Join us for a very informative webcast providing professional advice on how to approach legal plus health and safety issues emerging from COVID-19 fallout.

Our local legal professional will discuss:

• How to deal with employees who refuse to return to work because of COVID-19;

• Consider dismissals and layoffs in light of COVID-19;

• Manage human rights issues arising from COVID-19.

Our WSIB expert will provide an overview of:

• Top 5 industries/sectors impacted and the effect on claims;

• How WSIB is adjudicating COVID-19 claims and allocating COVID-19 claims costs;

• Specific WSIB resources employers can use to help address COVID-19 H&S priorities including: o MLTSD COVID-19 H&S guidelines o WSIB’s Health and Safety road map for pandemic readiness and recovery.


11:30am  Welcome and Introductions

11:35am - Speaker Presentations

1:00 pm - Event Concludes


Registration closes: October 21 at 8:00am.

** 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. **

Speaker bio(s)
Michelle Jaworiwsky

Michelle Jaworiwsky is a Health and Safety Excellence Consultant at the WSIB. She has 10 years of experience with the WSIB’s Workwell Program conducting health and safety program evaluations to assist employers with building effective health and safety programs. Michelle worked in the gaming/hospitality and automotive sectors as a health and safety and disability management professional and is a Certified Disability Management Professional.

Jeffrey Patterson, Associate

Jeffrey Patterson is a labour and employment lawyer at Miller Canfield’s Windsor office. In his labour and employment practice, Jeffrey has represented clients and appeared before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He routinely provides training to clients on a variety of topics including human rights and accommodations, health and safety, workplace harassment and violence, and employment standards. Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Jeffrey practiced in Toronto at Canada’s largest labour and employment law firm, and served as in house counsel to one of Canada’s largest banking institutions on a secondment. Jeffrey is active in the Windsor community and serves as a Director on the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association.