As we near the four month mark since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, employers continue to adjust to the “new normal,” particularly in light of new and changing government requirements and initiatives. While many Canadian businesses are well on the road to reopening, many have been required to reframe what their workplace looks like in the pandemic era.
In Part I of Effective Workplace Strategies – The ‘New Normal’ Webinar Series, our Vancouver Labour and Employment Group shared its strategies to address occupational health and safety concerns, returning employee accommodation requirements, and related privacy considerations. For Part II of the Webinar Series, our team will provide practical answers to some of our most frequently asked questions over the past month, including:
- How can temporary layoffs be converted to permanent layoffs?
- What are best practices for conducting terminations in the COVID-19 era?
- How can an employer mitigate risk when adjusting terms of employment for its employees?
- What policy amendments should employers make to complement their COVID-19 Safety Plan?
Ontario: This program is eligible for up to 1.0 Substantive Hour.
Saskatchewan: 1.0 CPD Hour.
Alberta: Consider adding this program to your annual CPD Plan.
British Columbia: 1.0 CPD Hour.
July 16, 2020