March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Implications for Employers

March 25, 2020 at 12:00 noon

Hosted by Williams HR Law

The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is rapidly developing, with media coverage focusing on its public health and societal impact. Employers must also consider the pandemic's impact on the workplace and many are perplexed about what they legally can and should do to respond, particularly given the Ontario government's announcement that the province is ordering all non-essential workplaces to close for 14 days, effective March 24, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Join Laura Williams of Williams HR Law on Wednesday, March 25 at 12:00pm for a free one hour webinar to help employers understand their obligations and strategic options in light of the significant legal and operational implications caused by COVID-19. This webinar will explore the most recent developments related to navigating this unchartered terrain, including those related to:

  • Employee leave entitlements, including recently-announced temporary changes to the federal Employment Insurance program
  • Key human rights and harassment obligations
  • Employers' contingency plans, including considerations related to closures and/or layoffs
  • Key elements to include in Coronavirus-related policies and communications to employees

Thank you to our member Laura Williams of Williams HR Law for hosting this free webinar to support local business!
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Sandra Ferri
President & CEO
Aurora Chamber of Commerce