The Province of Ontario has released an action plan and guidelines to get people back to work. What does this mean for your business and how do you move forward?

As these guidelines continue to role out, our Experts in Residence – The Legal Brief session dove into supporting business owners with some insights on how to take precautions and put measures into place in order to give your employees confidence with getting back to work. Experts Barriston Law was joined by special guests MPP Barrie-Innisfil Andrea Khanjin and Janice Leroux of HR Performance & Results to discuss the guidelines and protocols further.

Some of the main points covered include:

  • Reopening of select Ontario Businesses 
  • Best Practices for all industries
  • Legal obligations of the employer
  • COVID-19 Policies
  • Physical Distancing in the workplace
  • Sanitation considerations & more

Webinar facilitators

Josh Valler

Joshua Valler is an Associate Lawyer at Barriston Law practicing in the areas of Employment Law and Civil / Commercial Litigation. Josh passed the bar in 2016 after graduating with honours from the J.D. program at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Prior to practicing law, Joshua worked in various capacities for the Federal Government including roles as a Special Assistant to the Member of Parliament for Barrie, a Legislative Assistant to a Senator, and as a Special Assistant to the Minister of National Defence.

Janice Leroux

Janice Leroux is the founder and Partner at HR Performance and Results. The boutique style firm was opened in 2003 and strongly believes that all businesses, regardless of size need senior level HR expertise from partners who are attuned to their business needs.

MPP Barrie-Innisfil
Andrea Khanjin

As elected MPP of Barrie -Innisfil, Andrea works hard to bring positive results for everyone. She hopes to secure funding for our infrastructure needs, make life in our communities more affordable, and deliver an economic strategy that will help bring better-paying jobs. Andrea is also a Member of the Ontario PC Caucus, Andrea knows what it takes to focus on the things that affect our communities, including the continuation of cleaning up Lake Simcoe. Andrea’s care and desire to help create a better community and habitat landed her the title of Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. In this role, she will be able to help improve the community that she is so very proud to call home.This community is Andrea’s home. She is proud of the values of hard work, service, and respect that she has learned while living here. She is ready to serve Barrie-Innisfil and bring those values into Queen’s Park.

Interested in hearing more from our Experts at Barriston? Check out our session on Force Majeure Clauses – How Are Contractual Obligations Impacted By COVID-19. 

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