COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the Canadian workforce and economy, putting employers and employees in the difficult position of having to understand legal obligations and rights in rapidly changing and uncertain times. Among that, we also recognize that organizations have questions about transitioning back to the office from a remote work environment. With our leading employment lawyers, who continue to monitor COVID-19 developments, during this webinar, will canvass a number of legal issues that have most recently arisen, share insights relating to legal and business considerations, and address potential risks to your employees and business.
Keynote Session 1:
"Human Resources in an Endemic: Moving Forward with COVID-19"
Speaker: David Brown, CPHR - Co-Founder + Partner of Ascent Employment Law
In recent weeks, governments across Canada have begun to ease the economic and social restrictions that have been ever-present during the COVID-19 pandemic. These policy changes are controversial, and heated debates have raged about how we should be continuing to respond to the virus.
With these policy changes, it appears that Canada is moving towards the “endemic” phase of COVID-19. Businesses and employees will again need to adapt to the virus as we re-engage in previously restricted activities.
In this presentation, labour and employment lawyer David Brown will ask human resources will look like in a COVID-19 endemic. In doing so, he will carefully consider divisive topics such as:
- What role, if any, do vaccine mandates continue to have?
- What are foreseeable health and safety risks?
- How to manage and heal internal divisions?
- Vaccine mandates and handling related terminations/layoffs;
- Ongoing Health and Safety considerations;
- Restoring workplace culture;
- Labour shortages.
Keynote Session 2:
"The New Normal: Re-Opening after Covid-19"
Speaker: C. Ryan Chan - Harper Grey LLP
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the workplace. After two years, we are optimistic that we are close to the light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel. Human Resources are now faced with two issues: 1) how can we get back to “normal” and 2) can we get back to “normal”? As restrictions are being lifted and employees are encouraged to return to the workplace, there are a number of pitfalls and potential issues that should be considered.
- Return to workplace issues and strategies
- Potential constructive dismissal and human rights considerations
- Remote work considerations and policies
- 5 day paid sick leave
Video - Human Resources in an Endemic: Moving Forward with COVID-19
PowerPoint - Human Resources in an Endemic: Moving Forward with COVID-19
Video - The New Normal: Re-Opening after Covid-19
PowerPoint - The New Normal: Re-Opening after Covid-19
About this course
- 5 lessons
- 2 hours of video content