Webinar recording: COVID-19 Essential Human Resources Issues

May 6th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

Just posted: a recording of a webinar organized by United Way Greater Toronto featuring Iler Campbell lawyer, Safia Lakhani. This webinar took place on April 20th. View it below. If you’re interested in the topic (and in the most up-to-date information) be sure to sign up for Safia’s May 13th webinar, “Considerations for employers during COVID-19.”

You can download Safia’s handout here.

Here’s the webinar description from UWGT:
In less than a month the fundamental nature of work as we know it has changed. NFP employers are struggling with the implications of what seem like daily changes in legislation. At the same time, they must also address how to support and supervise off-site staff dealing with new technology and onsite staff directly in contact with vulnerable people. For their part, many employees are suffering from isolation and fears of employment precarity.

This webinar will provide updates on and the implications of current employment legislation as well as sharing good organizational practices to support employees in the present situation. In particular, the session will focus on:
• Responsibilities and liabilities of NFP employers at this time
• Understanding organizational implications of current employment legislation such as the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and changes to employment standards
• Sharing approaches to managing HR operations, including new organizational policies which may be needed
• Fostering the health and wellbeing of employees

Who: This webinar is for senior staff of small to medium organizations with HR responsibility

When: Monday, April 20, 2020 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM


Safia Lakhani is an Associate at the law firm Iler Campbell which specializes in all aspects of NFP law. A member of the IC litigation team, Safia focuses on employment and human rights law. She is currently the Chair of the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation, a charity that works to ensure housing stability for marginalized groups throughout Ontario.

Charissa Tucker, Human Resources Partner & Specialist at Family Service Toronto is a seasoned HR professional with experience teaching at the College level. Previously, Charissa worked as Director of Human Resources Catholic Crosscultural Services and Director of Human Resources Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Filed in: Employment Law, IC Education Resources, IC Education Updates

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