Members of our national team of employment lawyers will be discussing important considerations for employers as workplaces re-open and employees return to the workplace following the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the topics that will be addressed include:
- The current state of workplace closure laws across Canada
- Planning for re-opening of the workplace
- Notifying employees of the requirement to return to the workplace
- Managing ongoing health and safety risks until a treatment is found
- Human rights accommodation obligations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
- Revisiting telecommuting arrangements after two months of working from home
- Staffing considerations pending a return to the "old normal"
- Side effects of COVID-19 for employers
- LSBC Substantive (1.0), LSO Substantive (1.0)
Richard Press, Partner, Vancouver
Richard Press practices with the Employment Group and focuses both on advocacy and strategic planning with respect to employment and labour matters, as well as related administrative tribunal work, such as human rights, health and safety, workers compensation and employment standards.
Richard advises clients in that regard on employment and consultant agreements, employee policies and procedures (governing, among other matters, overtime compensation, discrimination, bullying and harassment, internet and social media, alcohol and drug use, and health and safety), proprietary asset and confidential information protection, compensation and benefit packages, and collective bargaining.
Ryan Campbell, Partner, Toronto
Ryan Campbell is an employment lawyer. He advises employers on a broad range of workplace issues including occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, performance management, accommodation, allegations of human rights discrimination, terminations, and employment-related litigation.
Ryan is often called upon to advise organizations in crisis situations, including industrial accidents, critical injuries and fatalities in the workplace, and executions of search warrants (pursuant to occupational health and safety, environmental and competition legislation), and to defend clients in regulatory and quasi-criminal proceedings that may arise from such situations.
Tania Da Silva, Associate, Montreal
Tania da Silva is an associate at the firm's Montreal office where she practises in the area of employment law and commercial litigation.
Tania’s employment law practice involves, amongst other things, assisting employers on matters such as wrongful dismissal claims, advising on Labour Standards, Human Rights and Privacy issues, enforcing restrictive covenants, drafting and reviewing employment contracts, employment policy manuals, and codes of conduct, assisting with the hiring, progressive discipline and termination of employees.