Quinte: February 17, 2021 *Virtual* Employment Law – Labour Relations, Cristy Nurse, Templeton LLP

Date and Time

Starts:02/17/2021 6:00 PM

Ends:02/17/2021 7:30 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1 Hour(s)





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Event Sponsor

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

Speaker bio(s)
Cristy Nurse

Cristy Nurse grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Georgetown, Ontario. When urban pressures prompted a relocation to Prince Edward County, Cristy followed the family east. After completing her articles with Templeman’s Belleville office, Cristy joined the firm’s Labour and Employment Group on her Call to the Bar in 2018.

Cristy holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph where she was awarded Academic All-Canadian status, a distinction recognizing varsity athletes who maintain Dean’s List standing, and received the Marion McKenzie prize as the top student in Canadian history.

Cristy subsequently attended the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, graduating cum laude in 2013. While in Ottawa, she completed placements with the Department of Justice and the Adjudication Board of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as an internship in the office of the Honourable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills.

A member of Guelph’s OUA-Championship basketball team, Cristy went on to become an Olympian and six-time world medallist in the sport of rowing. Both during and after completing her law degree, Cristy trained and competed with Canada’s national team and is a former Rowing Canada athlete of the year.