Grand Valley and Guelph & District: 09.22.2020 - Legal Update with Hicks Morley
has experienced the difficult circumstances under which business has been
carried out since March of 2020. HR Professional were key leaders in
navigating the uncharted waters, whether in lay-offs, a myriad of government
programs, new ESA provisions, or health and safety in returning to work, as
well as how to work in the age of COVID-19. Our speakers from Hicks
Morley were partners with HR Professionals at the forefront of the legal and
business challenges as the crisis unfolded. As we are now in Stage 3,
with some further uncertain times ahead, insight into the legal risks and
challenges going forward is essential for every HR Professional.
Our speakers will share their experience and observations about how the
pandemic has impacted the workplace and employment &labour laws , looking
to what potentially lies ahead. This will include how the new leaves in
the ESA will likely continue to apply in different employee circumstances, the
interaction with federal benefits like CERB and new EI changes, how temporary
lay-offs will apply following the end of the lay-offs being deemed an IDEL, and
how common law and constructive dismissal claims are unfolding from the
temporary work reductions.
addition, Hicks Morley will review recent legislative changes and interesting
cases from the Courts and Tribunals. This will include a review of the
enforceability of contractual termination provisions, including the very
significant impact created by the recent Court of Appeal decision in Waksdale.
Please join us in what will be an informative and comprehensive review of how 2020 has impacted the workplace.
Stephen Goodwin, B.B.A.,
M.B.A., LL.B., Hicks Morley Law Firm
Stephen practices labour and employment law in Hicks
Morley’s Waterloo office, where he advises both public and private sector
employers on all aspects of human resources law.
Stephen has appeared
extensively before the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), the Workplace
Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT), the Human Rights Tribunal of
Ontario (HRTO), at labour arbitrations as well as in the courts defending
wrongful dismissal claims. Stephen has in-depth expertise in collective
bargaining, having bargained over 50 collective agreements including first
contracts. He provides advice and guidance to companies in purchase and sale
transactions, restructuring and closures.
Stephen has particular
expertise in construction labour law, social services and union organizing and
certifications. Stephen provides practical advice for employers’ ongoing
practices and policies to assist them in managing compliance and reducing risks
involved with today’s complex labour and employment laws.
Evan Taylor, B.Sc. (Hons), J.D,
Hicks Morley Law Firm
Evan is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks
Morley’s Waterloo office. He advises private and public sector employers on a
wide variety of labour, employment, human rights, occupational health and
safety, and WSIB issues.
Evan obtained his Juris Doctor
from the University of Toronto. Prior to enrolling in law school, he taught in
Seoul, South Korea. He has also worked in the construction and manufacturing
industries. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours Specialization with
Distinction) in Genetics from Western University. Evan articled at the firm
before returning in 2018 as an associate.
Glenn Christie, B.A., M.B.A.,
LL.B., Hicks Morley Law Firm
Glenn, a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks
Morley’s Waterloo office, provides strategic advice and legal services to a
wide range of clients and is known for his practical and proactive approaches
to client problems.
Glenn’s advocacy practice
places him before the courts, arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board
and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. A very experienced negotiator, he has
acted as spokesperson in several rounds of high profile, politically sensitive
collective bargaining. Governance and other types of organizational support are
also an important part of his practice.
Glenn is a leader in providing advice to Police
Services Boards on a wide variety of issues, including Police Services
9:00am - Opening Comments and Introductions
9:10am - Speaker Presentations
11:00am - Closing Comments and Conclusion
September 19, 2020 - 6:00pm