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.
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.
Episode 5: Paid sick leave for Canadian workers
Despite the uncertainty of the last few months, the Canadian economy is finally reopening and employees are returning to work. Tune in to the Canadian Employment and Labour law podcast, where your host Alison Walsh sits down with Stephanie Lewis to discuss paid sick leave for Canadian workers.
In this episode, we cover provincial unpaid job-protected leaves, the recent federal government announcements granting workers across Canada 10 paid sick days per year, and the challenges in implementing a national paid sick leave program.
If you have any questions regarding the content of this podcast, please contact Alison or Stephanie.
Episode 4: Written employment agreements – benefits and pitfalls to avoid
In episode four of the Canadian Employment and Labour law podcast, host (https://www.dentons.com/en/sarah-sobieraj) to discuss the benefits of written employment agreements as well as five common pitfalls that employers should avoid when drafting a written employment agreement.
If you have any questions regarding the content of this podcast or need assistance with your employment agreements, please contact Alison or Sarah.
Episode 3: Managing remote working risks
COVID-19 has significantly disrupted what it means for an employee “to go to work.” Instead of physically being in the workplace, many employers and employees are adapting to new ways of working remotely. In this episode of the Canadian Employment and Labour law podcast, Alison Walsh and Adrian Elmslie continue their discussion on remote working arrangements, the challenges and issues employers should be aware of. They will also be addressing complying with employment standards rules, the privacy implications of installing monitoring software and occupational health and safety obligations.
Episode 2: Supporting remote working
COVID-19 has significantly disrupted what it means for an employee “to go to work”. Instead of physically being in the workplace, many employers and employees are adapting to new ways of working remotely. In this episode of the Canadian Employment and Labour law podcast, Alison Walsh and Adrian Elmslie discuss what businesses should consider when implementing or maintaining remote working arrangements, the benefits of these arrangements, as well as managing employees working from home.
Episode 1: COVID-19 workplace safety plans
Across Canada we are seeing some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and business begin to reopen. Whether businesses are currently operating or planning for their workers to return to work, governments and public health authorities across Canada require businesses to develop a plan to work safely.