Event: Fail to Plan? Plan to Fail. Pandemic Planning and Response for HR and OHS

Date: 03/27/2020
Type: Free
Seating capacity: 1000

Cost: $ 0.00


Presenters: Ryan J. Conlin and Jeremy D. Schwartz

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This webinar will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 and will run from 12 pm to 1 pm ET (including an interactive Q&A). Unique log-in instructions will be delivered separately in advance of the program.

***Webinar now extended to run 12pm - 1:30pm ET, to provide a longer Q&A***
***Additional topics listed in bullets below***

The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.  Not since H1N1 and SARS before that, have employers faced such a fundamental challenge.  It is not too late to put plans and policies in place to manage the impact on your organization.

This session will discuss:

  • How employment standards, health and safety, human rights and other regulatory requirements apply to a pandemic;
  • Strategies for managing attendance and remote work;
  • "Essential services" and work refusals under occupational health and safety legislation;
  • WSIB's recently released guideance on COVID-19;
  • Managing the risk of constructive dismissal when implementing alterations to schedules and compensation, as well as implementing temporary layoffs;
  • How to use Work Share and Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans to support employees and avoid claims of constructive dismissal; and
  • Practical guidance for creating a pandemic response plan, amending policies as necessary, and communicating effectively with employees.