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FREE webinar: How COVID-19 is Impacting Reasonable Notice

November 26, 2020
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Blue J Legal

Bettina Xue Griffin, Blue J Legal
Samantha Lucifora, Monkhouse Law
Jody Sutherland, McLennan Ross
COVID-19 has forced many companies to lay off employees without cause. Canadian employers are grappling with difficult decisions around the appropriate amount of reasonable notice they must provide workers.

During this webinar, employment lawyers from leading Canadian employment & labour law firms will discuss how the current economic environment may impact reasonable notice periods awarded by the courts. Specific attention will be placed on the dramatic shift in job market conditions across industries and geographic locations.

Learning Objectives:
  • Current national, provincial, and industry-specific labour market conditions
  • Common components of severance packages and where reasonable notice fits
  • How economic conditions can impact reasonable notice
  • Looking back: how reasonable notice periods were affected by past recessions
  • Looking ahead: what we might expect in the coming months
Who should attend: HR professionals / in-house counsel, especially those that handle terminations.
Format: Online - Live Webinar
Time: Log-in: 9:15 - 9:30am (PST); Presentation: 9:30am - 10:30am (PST)

All login information will be sent to you via email the day prior to the session.

Both registration and payment are required for every person attending this webinar. Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to
Note: If you have not received your login access information the day prior to the webinar date, or for inquiries regarding online workshops, please email or call 604.684.7228.

About the speakers:
Bettina Xue Griffin Bettina Xue Griffin is a legal research associate at Blue J Legal. She has experience in commercial litigation and applies her practice expertise to develop machine-learning software on topics such as US and Canadian federal tax law and Canadian employment law.
Samantha Lucifora In her employment law practice, Samantha Lucifora routinely deals with various workplace issues, including wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissal, human rights violations in the workplace, and disability claims for employees. For Toronto employers, she helps with preventing, planning for, and successfully navigating various workplace issues. Having developed an interest in workplace investigations, Samantha has completed HRPA’s Workplace Investigations Training and Certificate Program.
Jody Sutherland Jody Sutherland focuses on collaborating with her clients to come up with creative, proactive solutions, catered to their specific needs. Her experience representing both employees and employers in employment and human rights matters provides her with an understanding of the different perspectives, typical problems, and arguments for parties facing termination, employment contract disputes and wrongful dismissal claims, and human rights complaints. In addition to representing her clients, Jody regularly provides strategic advice to employers on best practices for accommodation, return to work, drafting of employment contracts and workplace policies, and workplace investigations.
This webinar is complimentary to all CPHR BC & Yukon members. Register early to avoid disappointment!
Registration Fees

Registration Deadline:
 November 23, 2020





Fees and/or agenda are subject to change without notice.

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