The COVID-19 pandemic has up-ended the employment relationship, forcing employers to make many difficult decisions to let employees go and to meet the countless legal and administrative requirements that go along with terminations.
In addition, recent court cases have altered key legal aspects of terminations and contracts, relating to:
- Just-cause termination clauses
- Employers’ duty of good faith
- Post-termination bonus payments
How will these court decisions on terminations and employment contracts affect you?
Learn the Latest® at the Ontario Virtual Employment Law Conference on June 17, 2021, brought to you by First Reference and Stringer LLP. It’s the essential one-day update for human resources managers and consultants, business owners, labour relations, staffing, payroll, and finance and accounting professionals in Ontario!
Employers should review their contracts and policies. You may be required to make significant modifications to limit your liability and ensure your contracts are enforceable.
Have you had to:
- Temporarily lay off an employee during a lockdown?
- Permanently terminate a worker due to loss of revenue?
- Offer an employee an early retirement package to reduce payroll costs?
- Fire someone with just cause for refusing to follow safety protocols?
- Think about when furloughed employees may consider themselves constructively dismissed?
If so, these recent court decisions might have an impact on how you deal with the above issues.
Get answers to your questions about terminations and employment contracts at the Ontario Virtual Employment Law Conference for 2021!
Plus, because you can’t join us in person, we’re sending attendees a $35 food voucher to use for lunch! And you’ll have access to a video of this and every conference session.
You’ll also learn about these essential COVID and employment law topics and get the opportunity to ask your questions!
- When the Pandemic Finally Ends – Working from home, constructive dismissal and reducing termination costs
- Mental Health Fallout of the Pandemic – Duty to accommodate mental health conditions and obtaining medical information from employees
- Workers’ Compensation Changes and COVID-19 Relief – Review of the WSIB’s handling of claims related to COVID-19 and the WSIB’s policies