Webinar | Navigating COVID-19 Legal Issues in the Workplace, presented by Arete HR

On Tuesday, May 5, we were joined by Killian McParland, a lawyer in the Employment & Labour practice group at Stewart McKelvey. Killian presented on key legal issues that clients are currently facing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including operational restructuring, temporary layoffs, and employees refusing to return to work.


Killian McParland

Killian McParland is a lawyer in the Employment & Labour practice group at Stewart McKelvey and an active member of bars of both the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Law Society of Ontario. Killian works with employers across a wide variety of industries and provides advisory and advocacy services to assist clients with the core of their organization: the people. He regularly assists clients in matters concerning wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation; human rights; employment standards; occupational health and safety; employment contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures; and collective agreement negotiation, administration, and grievances. Prior to beginning private practice, Killian clerked at the Federal Court of Canada. He earned his law degree at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, and his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

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