This year's agenda is dedicated to helping organizations in Ontario manage and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating social, organizational and economic impacts.
Stringer LLP's employment law experts will cover the following topics. Click for details.
Opening Remarks – Landon Young
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many employers have had to lay off employees or reduce their pay and hours. Such changes would normally trigger constructive dismissals. Can employers expect a flood of litigation?
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COVID-19 has created unprecedented health and safety issues for employers. As businesses return to regular operations, these issues are not likely to go away.
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The pandemic has created a number of workplace privacy challenges for employers. A delicate balancing of employee privacy rights with employer rights and obligations is required.
Amanda will cover:
The government introduced a plethora of programs to assist employers and employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rules under these plans have been confusing for employers to navigate. However, they have also been invaluable to employers in surviving the pandemic when used with a clear strategy in place.
Jeremy will discuss:
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised some difficult and novel human rights issues with employees seeking human rights related accommodation issues to care for family members.
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The pandemic has raised a wide range of issues under the ESA. The impact of the employment standards fallout from the pandemic will continue to be felt for a long time. Employers need to ready.
The topics Landon will cover include:
COVID-19 has reminded us of how vulnerable our organizations can be to a pandemic or other emergency. Advance planning can help reduce the impact on your organization. Learn about the essential elements of a sound and workable emergency response plan.
Given the unprecedented workforce reductions employers had to carry out in response to COVID-19, we can expect a wave of litigation. Find out how the courts and tribunals can be expected to operate in the coming months and what this means for claims from former employees arising out of the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic will be giving rise to new types of claims to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. The WSIB has also continued to operate and adjudicate employee claims during the pandemic. Find out how the WSIB is handling claims for benefits for COVID-19 contracted in workplaces as well as COVID-19 related chronic stress.
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This program is approved for 5.75 HRPA CPD hours.
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1-800-750-8175 to claim yours.
This conferencequalifies for up to 5.75 hours of human resources law content, which may apply toward Substantive CPD Hours for Ontario lawyers and paralegals. In addition, this program complies with the Quebec requirements for activities automatically recognized as "out-of-province" activities.