Hamilton: Employment Law in the Post-lockdown World

Date and Time

Starts:09/22/2021 12:00 PM

Ends:09/22/2021 1:30 PM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 Hour(s)



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


Additional Information

Registration Closes: September 21, 2021 at 5:00PM

Event Sponsor

As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, HR professionals are faced with many questions about how to enter the "Next Normal" and what is going to change from an employment law perspective.

Participants will learn:

  • What a return to in-office work will look like
  • What rights employers have to insist that employees work in the office, keep working remotely or a combination of the two
  • What to do about employees who don't want to return to work
  • Whether employers are still required to provide paid time off
  • How should we be adjusting our contracts to be ready for the post-pandemic world
  • What's new in employment law

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to prepare for issues that may arise during a return to in-person work
  2. Address deficiencies in current employment contracts
  3. Learn about critical changes to implement in employment contracts.


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Speaker bio(s)
Robert Richler, Lawyer and Human Resource Advisor

Robert is an employment and labour lawyer and human resource advisor with Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP. He has obtained a wide range of experience as both as in-house counsel and in private practice. His time as in-house counsel, coupled with his MBA training, has given Robert great insight into the needs of organizations. He is attuned to the types of considerations organizations must weigh when making decisions about their employees. Robert works with both unionized and non-unionized employers to find innovative ways to resolve conflicts and legal challenges in a cost-effective manner that is sensitive to the business needs of an organization.

Robert advises employers and employees in contract negotiations, terminations, wrongful dismissals and collective bargaining matters. Robert also conducts workplace training investigations. Robert has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as at the Human Rights Tribunal and the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal. He has also appeared as counsel at federal inquiries, mediations, arbitrations, trials and before various regulators. Robert takes pride in his ability to help parties resolve workplace challenges in situations they believed could not be resolved.