Second wave unrest due to the COVID-19 pandemic is lingering. Re-openings here, and tightening restrictions there, there is never enough information to go around when it comes to securing the safety of your workplace and employees. 

In our recent Experts in Residence session – The Legal Brief, Sandbox hosted experts lawyers of Barriston Law and guest expert Janice Leroux from HR Performance and Results to provide a summary of the changes experienced in employment law throughout the COVID-19 pandemic so far. They discussed employer and employee rights and responsibilities, and how they have been affected by the pandemic.

Many questions were asked, and many were answered! Check out the video below to get acquainted with our experts, the topic, and leave this page feeling supported and more knowledgeable when it comes to your rights as an employer, an employee, specifications, and more.  


Some of the main points covered include:

  • Replacement of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • New Recovery Benefits: CRB, CRSB, CRCB
  • Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
  • CERB Enhancements
  • Mandatory COVID-19 Screening Requirements
  • Experience With Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Workplace
  • & more!

Webinar facilitators

Joshua 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.

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