COVID-19 & the Workplace

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Name: COVID-19 & the Workplace
Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

COVID-19 & the Workplace
What employers and employees need to know.

Presented by: Catherine Coakley & Grant Morrison, BTM Lawyers 

The presentation will cover: 
  • Terminations and Layoffs
    • Aim I entitled to temporarily layoff my employees?
    • Are my employees entitled to severance?
    • How much severance or notice are my employees entitled to?
  • Programs and Benefits Available to Employees and Employers Impacted by COVID-19
    • Canada Temporary Wage Subsidy
    • Canada Emergency Response Benefit
    • EI Sickness & Regular Benefits
    • BC Emergency Benefit
    • Tax Relief for Businesses
    • Business Credit Availability Program & Canada Emergency Business Account
  • Maintaining a Safe Work Environment
    • Review amendments to Employment Standards Act that provide unpaid job security for workers unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19
    • Are employers entitled to prevent an employee form going to work due to risk of exposure due to COVID-19?
    • Are employees entitled to refuse to attend work due to risk of exposure to COVID-19?
Attendees will takeaway:
  • Be given the tools necessary to take advantage of available benefits and programs to lessen the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Understand their rights and obligations in dealing with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Provided with the tools to take advantage of newly announced programs
  • Understand your right and obligations as employers and employees in facing the health and economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic

More about Grant & Catherine:
Grant Morrison and Catherine Coakley from BTM Lawyers LLP. Grant and Catherine are experienced employment lawyers that have years of experience representing both employers and employees in a wide range of workplace issues including layoffs, wrongful dismissals, severance negotiations, human rights and WorkSafe BC issues.  BTM Lawyers LLP is a community based full-service law firm that has served the Tri-Cities for over 40 years.
Event Media:
Zoom or Facebook Live
The recording is available on our Facebook page.
Date/Time Information:
Friday, April 3
9:30 - 10:30 PM
Contact Information:
Stephanie Rennie, Director of Operations