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2021: Another Novel Year, Another Novel Review
As the global pandemic continues and businesses face the associated challenges, 2021 has become another hallmark year for labour and employment law developments. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the legal developments of 2021, analysis of the key changes relevant to employers, and insight into key issues expected to arise in 2022.

Topics covered in this engaging webinar will include the following: 
> Wrongful dismissal litigation: how have the courts addressed CERB and Infectious Disease Emergency Leave?
> Human rights and accommodation: what obligations arise in administering vaccination and masking policies?
> Potential new tort actions: what impact does the new internet harassment tort have on Ontario workplaces?
> Independent contractors and employees: should gig economy workers be considered employees?
> Competing labour and human rights jurisdiction: how have the Courts address unionized workers bringing claims in other forums?
> Legislative changes: what should employers know about the newly introduced Working for Workers Act, 2021? 

We look forward to having you at our webinar!

Dec 2, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lucas Mapplebeck
Associate @Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP.
Lucas Mapplebeck is an associate with the firm. He worked at the firm as a summer student and articling student before joining the firm as an associate upon being called to the Bar in 2018. Lucas provides advice and representation to private and public sector employers in all areas of management-side labour and employment law. Lucas has a particular interest in education law, having previously worked as a middle school teacher and college instructor.
Matthew R. Vella
Partner @Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP.
As a partner in the firm, Matthew represents employers with respect to all aspects of labour & employment law including: union avoidance, wrongful dismissals, employment contracts, workplace policies, human rights and WSIB issues. Matthew is an experienced advocate. He has argued at all levels of Superior Court, as well as at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and in labour arbitrations. In addition to advising and representing employers in respect of legal matters, Matthew is also a trained and experienced workplace investigator. He has conducted numerous investigations into allegations of harassment, sexual harassment, reprisals and theft. Matthew has obtained certification as an investigator and has also completed extensive training in investigative interviewing. Matthew’s clients represent a broad spectrum of the economy, including companies in manufacturing, construction, and financial.
Clifton Yiu
Associate @Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP.
Clifton is an associate lawyer in the Toronto office. He completed summer and articling terms with the Firm before returning as an associate. Clifton received his Juris Doctor from Queen’s University Faculty of Law and has an undergraduate degree from York University with a double major in Sociology, and Human Rights and Equity Studies. Prior to law school, Clifton worked as a licensed paralegal in a boutique employment law firm. Clifton’s education and work history informs his holistic, yet practical, approach to the practice of law. His understanding of the intersection between human rights and employment law allows him to guide employers through even the most challenging workplace issues. Fluent in both English and Cantonese, Clifton provides advice and representation to employers – of all sizes and across all sectors – on a full range of labour, employment, and human rights law matters.