The COVID-19 crisis has created challenging and uncertain times for all of us. As we see restrictions being lifted across the country, employers are faced with a new set of challenges as they try to navigate their way through the unknown. Over the last few weeks we have been inundated with questions from clients as they get to grips with the ‘new normal’. Join our team as they delve into the ever changing employment and labour law landscape with the Canadian Employment and Labour Law podcast series.
In this series of podcasts our host Alison Walsh and her guests will offer short, timely and insightful content you can listen to on-demand, whenever and wherever you like.
Dentons vacation toolkit
Summer is coming and with that, an annual right of summer - vacation. Now is an ideal time for employers to refresh their understanding of employee vacation entitlements and ensure that they are in compliance with the laws governing an employer’s vacation obligations. In this episode, host Alison Walsh is joined by Andy Pushalik to discuss employers’ vacation obligations and the Dentons Vacation Toolkit.
https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/articles/2021/june/23/dont-spend-your-vacation-in-a-courtroom (Click here) for more information on vacation time and vacation pay obligations, and find out how you can receive a copy of the Dentons Vacation Toolkit.
The Workplace Post COVID-19
During COVID-19 the workplace has experienced significant upheaval, which has changed how many employers and employees look at “going to work”. In particular, COVID-19 has normalized remote working and shown that remote working is possible on a large scale. In this episode, Alison Walsh and Fausto Franceschi discuss the factors employers should to consider when assessing what their workplace will look like post COVID-19, including the legal and practical implications of permanent remote working.
Disciplining off duty conduct and COVID-19
Can an employer take disciplinary action against employees who refuse to obey or ridicule COVID-19 public health guidelines outside of working hours? In this latest episode, our host Alison Walsh discusses the factors employers should consider when considering disciplinary action against employee for off-duty conduct.
Workplace vaccination policies
The rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations is welcome news to employers looking to return their workplaces to some normality; however, it also raises the question of whether employers can implement vaccination policies in the workplace. In this latest episode, our host Alison Walsh is joined by Roxana Jangi to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations and their implication in the workplace in more detail.
The unexpected tax implications of remote working abroad
Technology has enabled employees to work remotely without geographical limitations, including working remotely outside of Canada. In episode 7 of the Canadian Employment and Labour Law podcast, our host Alison Walsh is joined by Mike Harris to discuss the tax implications that employers should be aware of when considering employee requests to work remotely abroad.
Episode 6: Family status accommodation and COVID-19
In episode 6 of the Canadian Employment and Labour Law podcast, our host Alison Walsh is joined by Cristina Wendel to discuss employers’ family status accommodation obligations under human rights legislation.
Labour Law For Real Life
Concise coverage on topics of interest to employers and employees alike. As a former small business operator turned employee, the education on offer here has helped me to understand both sides and navigate the transition. Thanks and please keep it up!