Toronto VIRTUAL The Effect of COVID-19 on Employment Law: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, Layoffs & More

Date and Time

Starts:12/07/2021 8:00 AM

Ends:12/07/2021 10:00 AM

Registration Closes:12/06/2021 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

2 CPD Hour(s)



Members Free / $5 Donation / Non-member $30


Additional Information

Registration closes 8am October 6, 2021

Event Sponsor

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so does employment law. This presents new challenges for workplaces. The recent court case of Taylor v Hanley Hospitality Inc. (o/a Tim Hortons) addresses the interpretation and impact of Infectious Disease Emergency Leave and layoffs during the COVID-19 period. Employment lawyer, Stephanie Miner, will discuss this ongoing court case and why it is important in a larger context. Attendees will also gain key insight on the rapidly evolving interplay between workplace legislation, the common law, and employer practices. 


  • specific changes to employment law given COVID-19
  • uncertainties in employment law given COVID-19
  • an overview of recent and relevant case law
  • evolving employer obligations during the COVID-19 period


8:00am Introduction

8:05am Presentation

9:40am Q&A

10:00am Even Concludes

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Speaker bio(s)
Stephanie Miner

Stephanie Miner joined Mason Bennett Johncox as an associate lawyer after her call to the Ontario Bar in 2017. Stephanie practices in the areas of Civil Litigation and Employment Law. In her litigation practice, Stephanie represents corporations and individuals in a variety of contractual disputes at all levels of court. In her employment law practice, Stephanie advises both employers and employees regarding employment contracts, workplace policies, termination packages, wrongful dismissal, and human rights matters. Stephanie has previous experience working at Human Rights Watch and at the Ontario Provincial Legislature. Recently, Stephanie acted as defence co-counsel in the matter of Taylor v Hanley Hospitality Inc. (o/a Tim Hortons), a key case in determining the interpretation and impact of employment regulations during COVID-19.