Webinar: Legal Implications of the New Definition of the Worker – How Does It Impact Me?

Webinar: Legal Implications of the New Definition of the Worker – How Does It Impact Me?

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Webinar Date & Time

Wednesday, March 11 from 1-2 pm (EST)



Are volunteer workers and students entitled to the same rights and benefits as a paid worker?  Does a student have the right to refuse work and participate on the Joint Health and Safety Committee? What precautions and obligations are employers going to be held accountable for?

Join us on March 11, 2015 to discover the answers to these questions and more.  OSG has invited a guest speaker to share his legal opinions on the definition of a worker.  He will also discuss the implications the new definition will have on employers. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the implications of the definition of the worker
  • Recognize the impact the new definition has on worker rights & responsibilities
  • Describe the importance of training and insurance

With any OSG Webinar you can expect to interact with a safety professional, and receive a few freebies!  This webinar will provide you with access to the following:

  • New hire orientation checklist
  • Worker rights summary sheet
  • Work refusal flow chart

Speaker: Christopher A. Sinal

Christopher A. Sinal
Christopher A. Sinal

Christopher A. Sinal is an associate with the firm practicing exclusively in the area of labour and employment law representing employers. Prior to practicing at Siskinds, Chris articled and worked for a number of years at the London office of a large management-side labour and employment law boutique.  Chris’ wide-ranging practice includes assisting employers with Occupational Health and Safety and WSIB matters, human rights concerns and employee discipline and termination issues.

Chris graduated from Western University with a Juris Doctor degree in 2011 and was called to the Bar in 2012.  Before law school, Chris received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Huron University College, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Historiography from the University of Alberta. Chris has also worked as a manager and instructor in the health and fitness industry.

Chris currently sits as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Addiction Services of Thames Valley, and is a member of Huron University College’s Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of the London Waldorf School. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of Western University.

Chris is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Middlesex Law Association.