Ask our lawyers: Employment law & COVID-19

Live webinar

23 April 2020
12 noon - 1 p.m. EDT

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The Employment, Labour and Equalities Group at Gowling WLG will be holding a live 'Ask our Lawyers' session on a variety of topics related to COVID-19 and the workplace challenges your business might be facing, whether you continue to operate as an essential business or have temporarily ceased operations voluntarily or pursuant to a government-mandated shutdown. The session will also address the various government relief programs that have been introduced by provincial governments and by the federal government over the last several weeks. These are unchartered waters we all find ourselves in; allow us to help you and your organization navigate through and weather the storm.

You are invited to join us for a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 12:00 noon EDT.

The purpose of this session is to respond to your inquiries. We ask that you please submit your questions in advance by completing the quick pre-webinar survey which can be found at this link.

While the content of the session will be dictated primarily by the participants, you can expect that we will address the following topics:

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
  • Temperature Screening and Wellness Checks in the workplace
  • Temporary Layoffs
  • Salary and/or hours of work reductions
  • Positive COVID case protocol
  • Considerations for foreign workers
  • New leaves of absence and other changes to employment standards