Event: Navigating the Attendance Management Minefield in the COVID era

Date: 09/04/2020
Type: Free
Seating capacity: 1000

Cost: $ 0.00


Presenters: Ryan J. Conlin and Jeremy D. Schwartz

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This webinar will be held on September 4, 2020 and will run from 12 pm to 1:00 pm ET (including an interactive Q&A). Unique log-in instructions will be delivered separately in advance of the program.

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has employers walking a legal tightrope in terms of employee attendance management.  The issues of elder care and constantly shifting school schedules has exacerbated the challenge that employers face.

The Webinar will cover:

  • The rights of employees to “work at home” due to child care needs created by students learning at home.  Does it matter if a parent chooses not to send a student back to school?
  • Does an employee have a blanket right to refuse to return to work due to living with a potentially vulnerable person?
  • What happens if the job can’t be performed from home?
  • Preventing reprisal claims: How to handle performance issues with an employee who is raising concerns about human rights issues
  • What happens if an employer breaches the Human Rights Code?  Can an employer be ordered to allow an employee to work at home?

(Presentation and comments are not legal advice.  Please contact our team should you need to retain counsel to advise)