Workplace accommodation can be a challenge for even the most seasoned HR professional. Join us as we discuss recent human rights decisions and how they might impact your workplace. Topics include:
Must an employer accommodate an employee’s commute-related restrictions?
Is an employee entitled to the employee’s preferred accommodation?
What, if any, accommodation is required when an employee claims return to work during COVID-19 causes anxiety and discomfort?
Family Status Discrimination
Must an employer accommodate an employee’s child care preferences?
Does COVID-19 impact the decision-making?
Does an employer “set a precedent” by agreeing to a flexible start time?
Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
Can an employee be dismissed for failing to participate in a drug or alcohol test?
Recent case law on accommodation of a substance use disorder.
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.
Work-From-Home: An Employer’s Rights and Obligations Workshop
Half-Day Intensive Virtual Workshop
When most workplaces shuttered in March of 2020 due to COVID-19, work-from-home arrangements became a necessity for many employers. While most physical workplaces have now reopened, many employers continue to have all, or part, of their workforce work remotely.
In this practical, half-day workshop, participants will acquire knowledge and tools to address a range of issues related to remote work. Using interactive learning and real life-scenarios, topics include:
Performance Management: Can an employer use surveillance or other forms of monitoring to
manage remote work? Can a work-from-home employee be disciplined for low productivity?
Health and Safety: Is remote work covered by WSIB and the Occupational Health and Safety Act?
Does an employer have any obligation to protect health and safety in the home?
Family Care: When is an employee entitled to work remotely for childcare reasons? Does an employer have an obligation to accommodate low productivity due to a home schooling arrangement?
Compensation: Is an employee entitled to compensation for work supplies and equipment required at home? Conversely, can an employer reduce compensation when the employee is no longer required to commute to work?
Making it Permanent: Can an employer require an employee to accept a permanent work-from-home
arrangement? If remote work is to become the norm, what changes should an employer consider making to its employment agreements and workplace policies?
September 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sold Out) |
September 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sold Out) |
September 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sold Out) |
September 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sold Out) |
October 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sold Out) |
October 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sold Out) |
October 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm |
October 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where:Zoom Webinar (You will receive a attendee link 24 hours before the event)
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.