Quinte: 02.17.21 New Developments in Employment Law: From COVID-19 to the Courts – Lessons from 2020
2020 will undoubtedly be remembered as a year that dramatically altered the nature of employment relationships across all sectors and uncovered deficiencies in many existing contractual and policy arrangements. However, the pandemic has perhaps overshadowed several significant court decisions that may have equally lasting implications for Ontario employers.
This session will provide an overview of the important changes and lessons in workforce management stemming from COVID-19, as well as recent legal developments affecting termination clauses, arbitration agreements, and more.
Through this session, the participant will:
• Understand the legislative changes introduced in response to COVID-19, and how they may continue to apply going forward
• Learn what COVID-19 revealed about approaches to workforce management, including employment contract provisions and workplace policies to facilitate reductions, closures, accommodations, and return to work arrangements
• Learn about court and labour arbitration decisions respecting employee health and safety, employment contract language, arbitration agreements, and more.
6:00 PM Welcome and Chapter Update- Upcoming events
6:05 PM Presentation
7:05 PM Questions and Answers
7:25 PM Closing Remarks