Wednesday, May 27, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Online – Zoom Meeting, a link will be shared with the registration confirmation email
Workshop Registration Fee:
This workshop is free to attend
During the ongoing pandemic, many events and festivals are being postponed or cancelled due to physical distancing restrictions, impacting both arts organizations and individuals alike. On Wednesday, May 27 Michelle Willette and Todd Stanley, partners at the St. John’s law firm Cox & Palmer, will offer a legal perspective of the potential implications of COVID-19 on employment and commercial contracts. This information session will help participants navigate their way through contract language and best practices including:
COVID-19 and Employment Contracts
Amendments to the Labour Standards Act
Refusal to work under OHS
Bringing employees back to work
COVID-19 and Commercial Contracts
How is Covid-19 affecting contracts?
What does it mean if a contract cannot be performed?
What are special contracts and issues to watch out for?
This information session is suitable for employers, employees (part-time/full-time) and contractual workers or freelancers. There will be opportunities to ask questions. It will be hosted on Zoom. A link to the event will be shared with your registration confirmation email.
Michelle Willette, Partner
Michelle Willette is a partner in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer and Chairs the Regional Employment and Labour Practice Group. She practices primarily management-side labour and employment law, acting on behalf of provincially and federally regulated employers. Michelle represents private corporations, public institutions and non-profit organizations, providing advice with respect to all aspects of employment and labour law.
Todd Stanley, QC, Partner
Todd Stanley, QC is a partner in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer. He has practiced commercial law in both the private sector and with government for over 20 years, and also was an instructor in business law at Memorial University. Todd has represented businesses and government in matters relating to natural resources industries and energy law issues. He also has a broad range of public legal issues including administrative law, constitutional law, regulatory enforcement, and human resources and collective bargaining matters.
About Cox & Palmer
Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm. We have the knowledge and experience you can rely on for solid legal solutions. We work with clients to understand their needs and provide valuable advice when it matters most.