When the first “phase” of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end, employers may face new and different challenges. Topics include:
Recall and Rehire
Selective recall: is this an opportunity to ‘shed’ unproductive employees?
Appropriate use of employment contracts when hiring new employees.
Managing Illness and Absenteeism
When an employee does not want to return due to fear of COVID-19.
When an employee still has childcare-related responsibilities due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Screening and clearance considerations when returning a COVID-19 positive employee.
Can an employee be required to take vacation during a shutdown (or slowdown)?
Can an employee be asked to “forfeit” vacation when work resumes?
Incentive Compensation – Risks and Benefits
Coordinating Government Benefits/Programs
Our firm presents several conferences throughout the year. Please check back for future offerings.
You are also welcome to join us at our HReview Breakfast Seminars held four times a year. See “HReview Breakfast Seminar” for more information.
Absenteeism and Attendance Issues in a Covid-19 World Workshop
Half-Day Intensive Virtual Workshop
As the Ontario economy reopens and employees are permitted to return to work on-site, the potential for increased absenteeism is real. At the height of the pandemic scare, the Government of Ontario introduced a new COVID-19-related protected leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, to complement the general duty to accommodate disability and family status under human rights legislation.
In this practical, half-day workshop participants will acquire knowledge and tools to address a range of absenteeism and attendance issues related to COVID-19, including: when is an employee entitled to time off of work, what is an employer’s entitlement to medical (and other) information, and are there best practices to manage a request for time off or a refusal to return to the workplace?
Using interactive learning and real life-scenarios, topics include:
Illness and Isolation: When should an employee be required to remain at home?
Leave Entitlements: To what leaves of absence might an employee be entitled?
Family Status: Is there an obligation to provide accommodation for childcare or eldercare?
Medical (and Other) Evidence: What can be requested to substantiate a request for time off, or to verify an ability to return?
Work Refusal: How to respond if an employee refuses work either related to COVID-19, or because of a desire to remain on government benefits?
June 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sold Out) |
June 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sold Out) |
June 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Sold Out)
Where:Zoom Virtual Workshop
Cost:$400 + HST
As this is a small group workshop, space is extremely limited.
(for emergencies our 24 Hour Line is 416.420.0738)
We look forward to seeing you!
* Law Society of Ontario CPD Credits: This workshop may be applied toward general CPD credits.
* HRPAO CHRP designated members should inquire at www.hrpa.ca for certification eligibility guidelines regarding this workshop.