Navigating COVID-19 in Canada
With cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the rise, governments encouraging social distancing, and, in some cases, invoking a state of emergency, we know HR teams and employers are rapidly trying to keep up with the latest recommendations, keep their employees safe, and continue running their businesses. And, everyone is struggling to understand their rights and obligations in this unprecedented set of circumstances.
Get your HR questions on COVID-19 answered
Watch this webinar to hear from employment lawyers from Rudner Law, who will help you understand the legal implications of different coronavirus-related workplace questions, including:
- Should I require employees to work from home or prohibit work-related travel?
- If an employee is travelling for personal purposes, may I ask for details on where they are going?
- What are my wage or salary payment obligations to employees if I decide to temporarily close my operations?
- If we continue our operations but tell some staff to stay home, do we have to pay them?
- If an employee chooses not to attend work, what are our rights and obligations?
- What are my legal obligations as an employer if I find that an employee in the workplace tests positive for coronavirus?
Stuart Rudner, Employment Lawyer and Mediator, Founder of Rudner Law
Stuart Rudner is an Employment Lawyer and Mediator and the Founder of Rudner Law, a boutique law firm specializing in HR law. Stuart is also the author of You're Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in Canada" the area of Employment Law for the past four years.
Nadia Zaman, Associate and Employment Lawyer, Rudner Law
Nadia was called to the Ontario bar in 2016 and was elected to the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association's Labour and Employment Law Section. Practicing at Rudner Law, she provides strategic advice to employers to help minimize their liability and navigate complex workplace situations.