Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Webinar: Labour & Employment Relations during COVID-19: A Public Library Board discussion

April 28, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT), On LearnHQ (log-in required)
Guest Speakers: Martin Addario, Partner, Hicks Morley; Stephanie Jeronimo, Partner, Hicks Morley

This webinar will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on labour/employment relations at public libraries, specifically from a Board perspective. We (SOLS, OLS-N, OLBA, and FOPL) have been engaged and listening to what has been going on across the province. There are many questions being asked, and it was made clear that it would be helpful to have legal experts on a call to discuss the current challenges that library boards are facing with respect to their workforce.

Please keep in mind that our guest speakers will NOT be providing binding legal advice on this call. They have kindly agreed to spend some time discussing questions and topics within their areas of expertise to help library board members hopefully get some clarity on things like terminology and recent responses to labour situations they have experienced.

Audience: Public library board members. CEOs may choose to attend if a board member is unable to attend.