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ORBA: COVID-19 and the Construction Workplace – Labour & Employment Law Webinar

May 19, 2020  By Ontario Road Builders' Association

Toronto – ORBA is offering a complimentary, weekly series of COVID-19 industry-related webinars that will provide expertise from various industry sectors to help members and stakeholders navigate the industry landscape in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar series will run from May 1 to June 26.

ORBA’s webinar series are open to both members and non members. Below are details and highlights for our May 20 webinar. Please click here for full details and to register and to access recording to past ORBA COVID 19 & The Road Building Industry Webinars.

Labour & Employment Law: COVID-19 and the Construction Workplace

Presenter: Keith Burkhardt, Sherrard Kuzz, LLP


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


  • COVID-19 and the Government of Ontario’s response to it has had a significant impact on construction industry employers.  Over the past two months, contractors have experienced – among other things – layoffs, work refusals, offers of government subsidies and new expectations for health and safety protocols.


  • Assessing your organization’s risk and developing a plan forward requires an understanding of government legislation and regulations, collective agreements, employment contracts and common law principles, all of which are being viewed through the lens of a global pandemic.

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