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Episode 14:

Employment Law: What Charities & Not-For-Profits Need to Know

April 8, 2021

Our Charities & Not-For-Profits group key contacts, Raman Johal and Areet Kaila, recently hosted this second in a series of informative webinars.

Charities and Not-For-Profits are employers and may have volunteers, so ought to be aware of the responsibilities, duties and risks that accompany these relationships. The current pandemic has imposed another layer of complexity on the relationship that must be carefully maneuvered. Clark Wilson’s Employment & Labour group lawyers provided important information on these topics.

  • Employees, contractors, and volunteers: obligations and mitigating risks (Catherine Repel)
  • Human rights, diversity, and inclusion: requirements and best practices (Anne Amos-Stewart)
  • Workplace safety and COVID-19: tips, tricks and tough questions (Debbie Preston)

 


Episode 13:

Blizzard Warning: A Primer on the Basics of Employment and Immigration Laws in Canada

February 25, 2021

Our Employment & Labour group – Andrea Raso, Anne Amos-Stewart, Catherine Repel and Debbie Preston – and our Immigration Consultants, John Soden and Pu Zhang recently recorded a webinar that was crafted to cover some of the key aspects of Canadian employment law. Canadian employment law affords a great deal of protection to employees and non-Canadian employers are often unaware of significant potential liabilities and how to minimize them.

In this webinar, we provided information on the following topics that employers should be aware of:

  • Applicable legislation and jurisdiction
  • Entitlements on termination and leaves of absence
  • Human rights
  • Workers compensation
  • Immigration issues and considerations

This webinar is presented by our Employment & Labour group – Andrea Raso, Anne Amos-Stewart, Catherine Repel and Debbie Preston – and our Immigration Consultants, John Soden and Pu Zhang.
 

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[ 0:01:02 ] Canadian Employment Legislations and Jurisdiction
[ 0:01:50 ] Employment Standards Legislation
[ 0:02:23 ] Minimum Standards from Legislation
[ 0:04:46 ] Group Terminations
[ 0:05:15 ] Leaves of Absence
[ 0:06:17 ] Complaints Process
[ 0:07:50 ] Terminations
[ 0:08:37 ] Limited Liability of Common Law Notice
[ 0:09:38 ] “Just Cause” for Termination
[ 0:10:12 ] Constructive Dismissal
[ 0:11:00 ] Human Rights
[ 0:13:11 ] Discrimination
[ 0:16:55 ] Discrimination – Inability to Preform Job
[ 0:17:56 ] Duty to Accommodate
[ 0:18:36 ] Harassment
[ 0:19:37 ] Enforcement
[ 0:20:50 ] Workers Compensation
[ 0:21:13 ] Administration and Registration
[ 0:22:50 ] Workplace safety legislation
[ 0:24:02 ] Claims and complaints
[ 0:25:40 ] Risks of not registering
[ 0:27:27 ] Immigration
[ 0:27:27 ] Summary of Canadian Immigration Recruitment and Retention Programs
[ 0:28:59 ] Work Permits
[ 0:30:26 ] Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Exempt Programs
[ 0:33:08 ] Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Required Programs
[ 0:34:11 ] Work Permit Durations & Family Members
[ 0:34:34 ] Business Visitors
[ 0:35:28 ] Travel Restriction Exemptions

Episode 12:

Navigating Construction Disputes: Key Considerations for Your Project

November 25, 2020

Our Infrastructure, Construction and Procurement Group recently hosted a webinar that was crafted to assist construction professionals navigate disputes during these unprecedented times. The webinar focused on a number of topics that require regular consideration on most construction projects including:

  1. Construction Delays: A primer on notice and what can be claimed as damages for construction delays (Scott Lamb & Michael Larsen)
  2. Liens, CPLs and Other Charges: An analysis of liens, CPLs and other charges – how to register, remove and manage these charges (Anna Sekunova)
  3. Bond Basics: An overview of performance bonds and labour and material payment bonds, including benefits and potential pitfalls to be aware of (Rosalie Clark)
  4. Dispute Resolution Options for Construction Projects: An examination of dispute resolution processes under CCDC contracts and other dispute resolution options (Satinder Sidhu)

 

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[ 0:00:01 ] Introduction
[ 0:01:49 ] Construction Delays
[ 0:04:11 ] Triggers to Delay Claims
[ 0:04:56 ] Impacts
[ 0:05:21 ] Contractual Notice Requirements
[ 0:06:32 ] CCDC 2 Notice
[ 0:11:16 ] Purpose of Notice in Writing
[ 0:12:11 ] Consequences of Notice in Writing
[ 0:16:19 ] If No Strict Compliance – There are still Arguments
[ 0:19:53 ] Lessons Learned
[ 0:21:20 ] Construction Delay Damages
[ 0:21:23 ] Disruption vs Delay
[ 0:22:51 ] Categories of Delay
[ 0:25:29 ] Identifying Delay
[ 0:30:15 ] Calculating Delay Damages – Contractors
[ 0:32:02 ] Calculating Delay Damages – Owners
[ 0:32:38 ] Preparing for Delay Claims
[ 0:34:46 ] Liens, CPLs and Other Charges
[ 0:35:56 ] COVID-19 Context to Liens and Other Charges
[ 0:37:49 ] Builders Liens
[ 0:44:52 ] Certification of Completion
[ 0:46:52 ] Timeline for Filing a Lien
[ 0:47:19 ] Lands That Can Be Liened
[ 0:49:02 ] What One Can Lien For
[ 0:49:58 ] If Payment is not Received
[ 0:51:11 ] Certificate of Pending Litigation
[ 0:53:11 ] Removing Liens/CPLS – Clearing Title to the Property
[ 0:56:10 ] How to Remove Liens Against Land
[ 0:58:25 ] Early Advice
[ 0:59:13 ] Bond Basics
[ 1:00:19 ] Bonds
[ 1:01:02 ] Performance Bonds
[ 1:06:25 ] Labour and Material Payment Bonds
[ 1:10:49 ] Dispute Resolution Options for Constructions Projects
[ 1:12:21 ] Negotiation
[ 1:13:28 ] Consultant Intervention
[ 1:14:37 ] Mediation
[ 1:17:20 ] Arbitration
[ 1:18:00 ] Litigation
[ 1:19:03 ] Other CCDC Documents
[ 1:20:09 ] The Arbitration Process in BC
[ 1:24:56 ] Litigation in BC During the Pandemic
[ 1:26:02 ] Looking Ahead: Statutory Adjudication
[ 1:28:00 ] Questions

Episode 11:

The Pandemic, Peeping Toms and Poisonous Workplaces: Current Issues in Employment and Labour Law

November 5, 2020

The workplace is an essential part of everyone’s livelihood. Ensuring that where we work is fair and productive is essential to our collective success. In recognition of this need, we combine the tenacity and pragmatism of a boutique with the efficiency and knowledge of a large firm to help our clients create and lead healthy workplaces.

In this webinar, our Labour & Employment Group, which includes Andrea Raso, Anne Amos-Stewart, Catherine Repel and Debbie Preston, explored the key challenges facing today’s innovative businesses and their unique work environments and provided in-depth insights and practical guidance on:

  1. COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective and Prospective Look at Employment Issues
    • What can employers do better if there is a next wave?
    • What changes to employment law did you miss during lock down?
  2. Technology and Surveillance
    • What are the limitations for employers in monitoring productivity and technology use?
    • What are the limitations for the employees, i.e. recording meetings with management?
  3. Avoiding “Toxic” Workplaces
    • With “toxic” workplaces being front and centre in the media, what are best practices to avoid this
      label?

 

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[ 0:02:00 ] COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective and Prospective Look at Employment Issues
  What can employers do better if there is a next wave?
[ 0:03:25 ] Layoffs
[ 0:05:46 ] Recall an employee
[ 0:08:53 ] COVID-19 Leaves of absence
[ 0:11:35 ] Provincial: Sick Leave and COVID Related Leave
[ 0:14:55 ] Working from home
[ 0:18:44 ] Duty to accommodate caregivers and parents
[ 0:20:19 ] Home office expenses
[ 0:21:58 ] Employees who do not want to return to work
[ 0:23:36 ] What changes to employment law did you miss during lock down?
[ 0:29:02 ] Questions?
[ 0:32:27 ] Technology and Surveillance (Peeping Toms)
  What are the limitations for employers in monitoring productivity and technology use? What are the limitations for the employees, i.e. recoding meeting with management?
[ 0:34:49 ] Criminal Law
[ 0:35:45 ] Privacy Law
[ 0:37:09 ] Employment and Labour Law
[ 0:36:01 ] Monitoring
[ 0:41:09 ] Video Surveillance
[ 0:41:52 ] Case Examples
[ 0:50:02 ] Best Practices
[ 0:54:30 ] Avoiding “Toxic” Workplaces
  With “toxic” workplaces being front and centre in the media, what are the best practices to avoid this label?
[ 0:55:50 ] Case Law
[ 0:57:30 ] Human Rights
[ 1:00:33 ] Workers Compensation Legislation
[ 1:01:41 ] Examples of types of conduct that form bases of toxic workplace
[ 1:09:30 ] Options when a complaint is made
[ 1:16:59 ] Best Practices
[ 1:17:38 ] Questions

Episode 10:

Cybersecurity: What Charities and Not-For-Profits Need to Know

November 4, 2020

In light of a recent breach of fundraising software used by those in the charitable sector, Raman Johal and Areet Kaila of our Charities & Not-For-Profit Group, hosted Andrew Plummer of PwC Canada and Monica Sharma to discuss the impacts of cybersecurity and privacy breaches.

Some of the key topics covered include:

  1. Cyber threats: what types of threats exist, what they mean to your organization, and how to help prepare you for a cyber-attack.
  1. Privacy and cybersecurity risks and repercussions: an overview of the legal framework for privacy and cybersecurity in Canada, penalties for breaches, and how to protect your organization’s reputation through best practices.

 

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[ 0:04:04 ] Cybersecurity Best Practices and Security Awareness (PWC)
[ 0:18:38 ] Social engineering attacks (phishing)
[ 0:21:50 ] Privacy Laws and Cybersecurity: Understanding the Legal Framework and Best Practices (CW)
[ 0:22:10 ] Legal Framework for Cybersecurity
[ 0:26:43 ] Cybersecurity and the Privacy Laws
[ 0:28:29 ] Best Practices for Cybersecurity
[ 0:30:03 ] Resources for Cybersecurity Compliance
[ 0:31:19 ] Repercussions for Non-Compliance with the Privacy Laws
[ 0:33:42 ] Questions

Episode 9:

Business Dispute Fundamentals and Avoidance Strategies

September 16, 2020

When working with their clients, accountants and other financial services professionals are often uniquely positioned to spot potential business disputes before they erupt and can provide helpful early advice to their clients to avoid the vagaries and costs of litigation.

This webinar focused on the origins of the most common types of business disputes and strategies to avoid them – from the perspective of experienced commercial litigators.

Topics included:
  • shareholder agreements,
  • real property transactions,
  • financial controls and record keeping,
  • employment agreements, and
  • alternate dispute resolution procedures.

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[ 0:03:33 ] Shareholders Agreements
[ 0:15:59 ] Real Property Transactions
[ 0:30:35 ] Employment Agreements
[ 0:39:15 ] Financial Controls and Corporate Records Keeping
[ 0:49:51 ] Dispute Resolution Agreements
[ 0:52:23 ] Preliminary Advice

Episode 8:

Changing World, Changing Tech: Quick Technology Law Tips

July 21, 2020

In this practical, one-hour session directed towards the private sector, learn about these topics:

  • Contracting for Technology Solutions in a Rush
  • Adopting Remote Working Tools for your Business’ New Normal
  • Tips to Protect Licensees from Uncertain Licensors
  • Surveillance of Employees

This webinar was hosted by Clark Wilson’s Information Technology and Intellectual Property groups. The presenters were Monica Sharma, Jeff Holowaychuk, Zakhir Nathoo and Catherine Repel. The moderator was Athar Malik.

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0:01:22 Contracting for Technology Solutions in a Rush
0:03:26 New Technology Solutions and Little Time – 9 key points
0:12:44 Adopting Remote Working Tools for your Business’ New Normal
0:15:08 Key Considerations for Remote Tool Adoption
0:21:52 Tips to Protect Licensees from Uncertain Licensors
0:22:31 Protection of Critical Software
0:24:56 Term and Termination
0:29:18 Assignment/Change of Control
0:31:39 Escrow Arrangement
0:34:03 Legislative Protections: Bankruptcy
0:35:44 Surveillance of Employees
0:36:16 Tips and Tricks: Steps Employers Can and Can’t Take to Monitor Employees
0:37:49 Video Surveillance
0:41:18 Computer/Online Activity Monitoring
0:47:07 Best Practices
0:49:15 Questions

Episode 7:

COVID-19: Impacts on Construction Projects in BC

June 25, 2020

The construction industry in BC is doing its part to combat COVID-19 by adapting its practices to minimize the risk of transmission, while providing much needed economic support for the province. A number of legal issues have arisen for contracting parties as a result of these changes.

Our Infrastructure, Construction & Procurement group lawyers recently hosted a webinar to consider the new regime under which construction projects are permitted to operate and provide guidance in relation to the following key topics:

  1. Guidelines and Best Practices for the Operation of Construction Sites – Satinder Sidhu
  2. Delay Claims and COVID-19 in Construction Contracts – Scott Lamb
  3. Insurance Considerations – Samantha Ip and Erin Barnes
  4. Builders Lien in COVID-19 Times – Anna Sekunova

 

 Click here for the video webcast.

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[ 0:02:00 ] Impacts on Construction Projects in BC
[ 0:03:20 ] Guidelines and Best Practices for the Operation of Construction Sites
[ 0:04:31 ] PHO Guidelines For Construction Sites
[ 0:07:57 ] PHO Order for Industrial Camps
[ 0:10:08 ] Worksafe BC Protocols and Enforcement Monitoring
[ 0:13:12 ] Other Resources for Best Practices
[ 0:13:50 ] Confirmed Case Onsite
[ 0:14:54 ] Limitation of Liability
[ 0:15:57 ] Delay Claims and COVID-19 in Construction Contracts
[ 0:17:41 ] Common Law Mechanisms to Address Delays
[ 0:21:27 ] CCDC Contracts – Delay Claims
[ 0:30:06 ] CCDC Contracts – New Projects
[ 0:32:55 ] Insurance Considerations
[ 0:35:48 ] Builder’s Risk Insurance – What Does it Cover?
[ 0:36:37 ] What Is Excluded from Coverage?
[ 0:37:07 ] Steps To Coverage Under Builder’s Risk Policy
[ 0:38:20 ] Coverage under Builder’s Risks & COVID-19
[ 0:39:14 ] Delayed Start-up Coverage Under Builders Risk Policy
[ 0:40:29 ] Civil Authority Coverage Under Builders Risk Policy
[ 0:41:07 ] Getting Past The Insurance Agreement (Section 1) – Direct Physical Loss or Damage
[ 0:46:39 ] Application of MDS Will Be Limited To Its Facts (Sam’s opinion)
[ 0:47:20 ] Are COVID-19 Related Issues In Construction Covered Under Builder Risk?
[ 0:47:58 ] Is There Physical Loss From COVID-Related Closure of Construction Site?
[ 0:49:25 ] Builders Lien in COVID-19 Times
[ 0:49:49 ] COVID-19 Context to Builders Liens
[ 0:51:32 ] What is a Builder’s Lien?
[ 0:54:59 ] Filing Liens in COVID-19 Times
[ 0:56:21 ] Builders Liens Strick Compliance Required
[ 0:57:17 ] Builders Liens – Case Comments
[ 0:58:30 ] Timeline for Filing a Lien Against Land
[ 0:59:10 ] Timeline for Filing a Lien Case Comment
[ 1:00:26 ] What Can One Lien For?
[ 1:02:22 ] Removing Liens/Clearing Title
[ 1:04:41 ] How To Enforce A Lien Against The Title or Land?
[ 1:05:53 ] Preliminary Advice
[ 1:07:00 ] Questions

Episode 6:

Complex Employment Issues as Businesses Re-Open After COVID-19 Isolation

May 5, 2020

As businesses begin to re-open, Andrea Raso, Chair of our Employment & Labour Group, answers pressing questions about the confines of personal boundaries vs. the health and safety of the overall workplace. Topics covered include:

  1. Can employers enact mandatory health procedures amongst employees? (ie. temperature checks, compulsory face masks and gloves etc.)
  2. If an employee has underlying health conditions or feels uncomfortable returning to work, are they obligated? Could this be grounds to terminate the employee if they refuse?
  3. Will employees be required to disclose if they or someone they live with, are showing symptoms of the virus?
  4. If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, are employers required to notify other staff members?
  5. As employees are asked to take precautionary measures to stay home if they feel slightly symptomatic, are they required to use sick days/vacation days or should the employer be responsible for coverage?

 Click here for the video webcast.

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[ 0:01:26 ] Can employers enact mandatory health procedures amongst employees? (ie. temperature checks, compulsory face masks and gloves etc.)
[ 0:03:30 ] If an employee has underlying health conditions or feels uncomfortable returning to work, are they obligated? Could this be grounds to terminate the employee if they refuse?
[ 0:07:10 ] Will employees be required to disclose if they or someone they live with, are showing symptoms of the virus?
[ 0:08:44 ] Is an employee required to disclose to their employer or other employees if they are living in a home with someone who is exhibiting symptoms?
[ 0:11:30 ] If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, are employers required to notify other staff members?
[ 0:14:30 ] As employees are asked to take precautionary measures to stay home if they feel slightly symptomatic, are they required to use sick days/vacation days or should the employer be responsible for coverage?
[ 0:16:58 ] The Employment Stardards Act allows employers to temporarily lay off employees for up to 13 weeks in a 20 week period. What happens if employees are not recalled at the end of the 13 week period?

Episode 5:

Indigenous Governments Providing Essential Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2020

Michael McDonald, QC, Chair of our Indigenous Law Group, and Saul Joseph discuss how Indigenous Nation communities have been affected by COVID-19. Some of the topics covered include:

  1. What are Indigenous Governments doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst their community?
  2. How do Indigenous Nations maintain their services (Ex. health, housing, education etc.) while ensuring the health and safety of their membership?
  3. How Clark Wilson’s Indigenous Law Group is providing support to First Nations communities.

 Click here for the video webcast.

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[ 0:01:25 ] What are Indigenous Governments doing to maintain their services (health, housing, education, finance, etc.) while continuing to ensure that their memberships receive the level of attention and care to which they are entitled?
[ 0:04:41 ] How have our clients in the Indigenous communities been adjusting to carrying out the governance and business obligations?
[ 0:06:32 ] How has our Indigenous Law Practice Group responded to the pandemic in terms of providing services to our clients?
[ 0:10:27 ] What information has our Indigenous Law Practice Group provided to our clients regarding the funding opportunities provided by the Federal Government?
[ 0:12:52 ] Should Indigenous Governments stay as busy as possible?
[ 0:16:47 ] What tips do you give Councils to balance the many competing obligations such as: providing essential services to its membership, compiling with the Provincial Health Office and First Nations Health Authority orders, and project contractual obligations?
[ 0:19:57 ] What should Indigenous community do going forward as the rules start to be lessened?

Episode 4:

Guidance for Construction Sites Operating During COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Satinder Sidhu, Co-Chair of our Infrastructure, Construction & Procurement Group, addresses how COVID-19 has impacted the construction industry. A few of the topics covered include:

  1. The new mandatory health and safety measures on construction sites.
  2. What happens if there is an outbreak on site?
  3. The type of liability a developer may face if there is an outbreak.

 Click here for the video webcast.

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[ 0:01:52 ] What are the essential impacts on the construction industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
[ 0:03:32 ] What are the health and safety measures that construction firms must implement in order to maintain operations on site?
[ 0:08:22 ] What happens if there is an outbreak on site and how are they monitored?
[ 0:14:03 ] Can a developer or general contractor be held liable if there is an outbreak on site?
[ 0:15:15 ] Are construction firms insulated from liability as they continue to operate during COVID-19?
[ 0:16:55 ] What are some of the specific concerns our clients have raised with us related to their construction contracts?
[ 0:18:35 ] What is force majeure and will a force majeure clause in an agreement allow you to avoid an obligation or payment obligation?
[ 0:24:20 ] If force majeure doesn’t help people adhere to their obligations, would frustration of the contract be of assistance to either side?
[ 0:26:17 ] What has changed in the world of builders liens as a result of COVID-19?

Episode 3:

Commercial Leasing Issues and COVID-19

April 15, 2020

William Holder is a senior litigation lawyer and mediator who has a deep understanding of commercial leasing, commercial real estate and business litigation. Here are a few topics that William covers in this podcast and webcast:

  1. Is there any basis under which a tenant can avoid rent payment?
  2. What options does a landlord or tenant have when looking at deferral of rent arrangement?
  3. Can a landlord proceed with legal remedies if a tenant doesn’t pay its rent?
  4. What steps should a landlord and tenant take if the leased premises are being closed?

 Click here for the video webcast.

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[ 0:01:45 ] Do tenants have to pay rent?
[ 0:03:03 ] What is force majeure and frustration and how, if at all, do these legal doctrines apply to ‘Do I have to pay rent?’.
[ 0:05:10 ] What is the difference between a deferral and an abetment of rent?
[ 0:08:10 ] What options does a landlord or tenant have when looking at deferral of rent arrangement?
[ 0:10:50 ] Can a landlord proceed with legal remedies if a tenant doesn’t pay its rent?
[ 0:12:28 ] How should a deferral agreement be documented?
[ 0:15:03 ] Can a landlord force a tenant to maintain their operation as being open?
[ 0:16:13 ] What steps should a landlord and tenant take if the leased premises are being closed?
[ 0:19:24 ] With the courts closed, what options are available if a landlord and tenant have a dispute?

Episode 2:

Contract Performance Issues in the Context of COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Anna Sekunova and Brent Meckling, Co-Chairs of our Business Litigation Group, address difficult questions surrounding the performance of contracts that many companies are currently facing due to COVID-19. Some of the topics covered include:

  1. What is “force majeure” and how does it work?
  2. With courts essentially closed, how can parties resolve disputes?
  3. If parties agree to adjust or postpone contractual obligations, how do you ensure this is confirmed or documented?

 Click here for the video webcast.

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[ 0:03:09 ] If a payment obligation arose from goods or services that were delivered before the pandemic crisis starting, do any of the government restrictions and programs that are now in place give a valid reason to avoid payment?
[ 0:05:03 ] If a tenant has shut down or reduced their operation and their use of their premises, are they entitled to pay discounted or no rent?
[ 0:07:57 ] What remedies does a landlord have if a tenant decides to withold rent, without discussion, or requests for a deferral or an abatement of some of the rent?
[ 0:10:43 ] What is “force majeure” and how does it work?
[ 0:15:36 ] If an agreement to provide a good or a service does not have a force majeure clause, are there other types of clauses, remedies or provisions that could be looked to to provide comfort in this current situation?
[ 0:19:31 ] With courts essentially closed, how can parties resolve disputes?
[ 0:25:27 ] With the courts closed what happens to limitation periods?
[ 0:27:58 ] If parties agree to adjust or postpone contractual obligations, how do you ensure this is confirmed or documented?
[ 0:29:51 ] What options are available to the none defaultng party if the parties do not come of an agreement of payment or delivery deferral?

GVBoT | Business Resiliency Series: Commercial Leasing – Navigating COVID-19

April 14, 2020


GVBoT | Business Resiliency Series: Contract Performance – Navigating COVID-19

April 6, 2020


Episode 1:

COVID-19 Employment Concerns for Businesses

April 1, 2020

Andrea Raso, Chair of our Employment & Labour Group, answers some of the most pressing questions and concerns businesses may have during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the topics covered include:

  1. What are the rules around temporary layoffs?
  2. Can an employee claim any other severance?
  3. As an employer, what are my obligations when terminating a large group of employees?
  4. What role does the BC Government play, and will they provide any assistance to businesses?

 Click here for the video webcast.

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[ 0:01:20 ] What are the rules around temporary layoff?
[ 0:02:07 ] Can any employee be temporarily laid off?
[ 0:04:48 ] Can an employee who is temporarily layoff request to be permanently laid off? What are the implications to the employer?
[ 0:05:45 ] In addition to the severance under the Employments Standards Act, is there any other severance that an employee can claim if they are terminated or choose to the terminated?
[ 0:08:30 ] What are the options for employers to have employees work reduced hours?
[ 0:11:00 ] What are the special rules when laying off a larger group of employees?
[ 0:13:23 ] Is there any relief from the provincial government to the provision of laying off larger groups of employees?
[ 0:14:10 ] What changes has the provincial government made to the Employments Standards Act since the COVID-19 crisis began?
[ 0:16:46 ] What changes have been made to the Canada Labour Code to reflect COVID-19?
[ 0:18:02 ] What assistance is available to employees who are laid off or terminated under the Employment Insurance program?
[ 0:19:55 ] What advice do we give our clients in terms of what they should say to the employee when they are going through the laying off process? What kind of discussions should they have?
[ 0:21:13 ] What programs is the Federal Government offering that benefit employers?
[ 0:22:57 ] What can an employer do if an employee is unwilling to return to work because of the concerns about COVID-19?
[ 0:26:03 ] What steps should employers who have moved their employees to remote work be taking?