This session presents the new legal framework within which federally regulated employers must manage developments caused by the spread of the virus. Topics will include:

  • Constructive dismissal risks related to change in working conditions and layoff
  • Strategic return to work considerations in union and non-union environments
  • Protective physical equipment – what is required to meet your obligations?
  • Screening protocols – what is appropriate for your organization?
  • Privacy issues – meeting employer obligations and reducing risk
  • Managing absenteeism and work refusals
  • COVID-19 and potential human rights-based accommodation including disability and family status
  • Temporary measures under Part III of the Canada Labour Code
  • Extension of lay-off periods (new as of June 22, 2020)
  • Leave related to Covid-19 (new as of October 2, 2020)
  • Temporary removal of medical certificate requirements (effective October 14, 2020)
  • Extension of first aid certification validity period (new as of September 11, 2020)