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COVID-19 Employment Update – A Review of Workforce Planning in the Pandemic (so far)

COVID-19 Webinar Series
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The past month has been dizzying for employers across Canada, who are struggling to keep pace with workforce planning options, legislative changes, and new and evolving governmental supports and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this COVID-19 Employment Update, we will recap the most significant changes to labour and employment laws, workforce planning options, and the current state of employee benefits and wage supports available in Canada.

Specific topics include:

  • Federal Programs including:
    • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”)
    • Employment Insurance and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”)
    • Federal Work-Sharing Program
  • Workforce Reduction Options, including:
    • Temporary Layoffs, Limits and Legislative Changes
    • Salary Reductions
    • Hours Reductions
  • Operating in a Pandemic – Current Requirements and Restrictions, including:
    • New Leaves of Absence for COVID-19
    • Operating an “Essential” Business/Service
  • What comes next – getting out of “temporary measures” and into a new normal


  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm ET Registration
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET Seminar and Q&A

Upcoming Webinars in the Series:

  • Government Relations (and Lobbying Compliance) in a Time of Crisis - April 23, 2020
  • Environment, Health & Safety - April 28, 2020
  • Pivoting your Business Model to Become an Essential Service - April 30, 2020

Additional Information:

1.5Hours Available Via Webinar
Note: This programme contains 1 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contacts

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329
Justin Mui Marketing Events Specialist +1 604 631 3296
Sonia Declair Marketing Coordinator +1 403 261 8495
Raphaëlle Genest Marketing Events Specialist +1 514 657 8281


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