- 04:00 PM

Work From Home: The New Normal?

CPD for Lawyers: 1 Substantive Hour, CPD for HRPA and CHRP Members: 1 Hour


One of the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been its impact on the workplace. Remote work, which became the standard during the pandemic, is still in place at many workplaces, at least to some degree, and there has been a growing tension in the workplace with respect to a physical return to the office. Factors such as productivity, availability and talent attraction and retention make this a difficult area for employers to navigate.

Among the hot topics of conversation: Can an employer mandate the use of cameras during virtual meetings? Do the same occupational health and safety rules apply at home? What types of mutual responsibilities are there when an employee works remotely from another jurisdiction?

Join members of the Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Group as they discuss the legal and practical challenges involved in dealing with remote workers, and provide best practices for managing the workplace in this time of transition.

Topics Include:

  • What's in the contract/policy:
    • Employment Standards Act "at work" and paid time
    • Camera use in virtual meetings
  • Moving out - recruitment and employee movement:
    • Multi-jurisdictional issues
    • Out-of-country issues
  • Occupational health and safety considerations:
    • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage
    • Harassment policies
  • Breaking up is hard to do - managing a termination:
    • Constructive Dismissal
    • Family status