Webinar

Advantage CPD: Return to Work Webinar

Event Details

October 4, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET

Zoom Webinar

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Fee: Complimentary

Overview

More than two years ago, and in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, remote work became the norm for many organizations. As the pandemic evolved, some organizations transitioned to hybrid work models, others proposed that employees return on a voluntary basis, and others are now—for the first time since March 2020—just beginning to have their employees return to the workplace. With the pandemic as a catalyst, many employees fully embraced the opportunity for remote work and moved away from the office to other provinces or countries.

As the workforce continues to move forward and adapt, we will look at the risks associated with a return (or not) to the workplace, as well as solutions for how to make your workplace work regardless of the challenges—or opportunities—you may be encountering now.

Format

In this webinar, we will address the following topics as they pertain to remote work and returning to the workplace:

  • health and safety implications
  • working out-of-province and the laws that govern
  • how working out-of-province/out-of-country has payroll and tax implications and affects workers’ compensation as well as pension and benefits
  • employment contract issues including temporary remote work, changing terms of employment, and constructive dismissal
  • accommodation issues arising from COVID-19 including disability and family status accommodation

Audience and Learning Objectives

This webinar will be of particular interest to human resource professionals and legal counsel who are adapting to a return to the office. Attendees will learn about the risks associated with remote work outside of the province/country as well as how to navigate issues that may arise as a result of partial or full returns to the workplace.

This panel discussion will include an interactive Q&A built into the last 10 minutes of the session to address your questions.

Hicks Morley will endeavour to accommodate guests with a disability in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.