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COVID-19 Question Series: More Answers About What You May Owe Employees

Posted by HRdownloads on Apr 3, 2020 2:32:00 PM

We received many questions during our recent webinar on COVID-19. In case you missed it, you’ll find a link to the recording at the bottom of this article. In a difficult time like this, we wanted to make sure the answers to these challenging questions were available, so we’ve created a multi-part question series on our blog to help ensure employers and HR professionals have access to the information they need. We will continue to post these COVID-19 Question Series articles, so keep your eye on our blog and subscribe for updates.

In this article, we address additional questions we’ve received about what you may owe your employees or may wish to provide to your employees.

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

COVID-19 Question Series: More Record of Employment and Layoff Answers

Posted by HRdownloads on Apr 2, 2020 3:16:00 PM

We received many questions during our recent webinar on COVID-19. In case you missed it, you’ll find a link to the recording at the bottom of this article. In a difficult time like this, we wanted to make sure the answers to these challenging questions were available, so we’ve created a multi-part question series on our blog to help ensure employers and HR professionals have access to the information they need. We will continue to post these COVID-19 Question Series articles, so keep your eye on our blog and subscribe for updates.

In this article, we address additional questions we’ve received about how seniority affects layoffs, the wording we used in the webinar to communicate a layoff, and how to properly complete a Record of Employment in a variety of difficult situations.

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

COVID-19 Question Series: Answers to Your Questions About Sick Days, Vacations Pay, and More

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 31, 2020 2:45:37 PM

We received many questions during our recent webinar on COVID-19. In case you missed it, you’ll find a link to the recording at the bottom of this article. In a difficult time like this, we wanted to make sure the answers to these challenging questions were available, so we’ve created a multi-part question series on our blog to help ensure employers and HR professionals have access to the information they need. We will continue to post these COVID-19 Question Series articles, so keep your eye on our blog and subscribe for updates.

In this article, we address questions we’ve received about sick days, vacation pay, and other instances where it may not be clear whether you must pay employees.

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

COVID-19 Question Series: Answers to Your Questions About EI, ROE, and Layoffs

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 30, 2020 2:04:00 PM

We received many questions during our recent webinar on COVID-19. In case you missed it, you’ll find a link to the recording at the bottom of this article. In a difficult time like this, we wanted to make sure the answers to these challenging questions were available, so we’ve created a multi-part question series on our blog to help ensure employers and HR professionals have access to the information they need. We will continue to post these COVID-19 Question Series articles, so keep your eye on our blog and subscribe for updates.

In this article, we address questions we’ve received about Employment Insurance (EI), Record of Employment (ROE) documentation, and layoffs.

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

COVID-19 Question Series: A Q&A Update of What We Know So Far

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 27, 2020 4:02:00 PM

We received many questions during our recent webinar on COVID-19. In case you missed it, you’ll find a link to the recording at the bottom of this article. In a difficult time like this, we wanted to make sure the answers to these challenging questions were available, so we’ve created a multi-part question series on our blog to help ensure employers and HR professionals have access to the information they need. We will continue to post these COVID-19 Question Series articles, so keep your eye on our blog and subscribe for updates.

In this article, we address questions we’ve received about what we know so far, from government updates to reporting and self-isolation.

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Constructive Dismissal Claims

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 25, 2020 4:06:51 PM

It is never easy to deliver bad news to an employee about their employment. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employers and HR professionals find themselves having to arrange such conversations. It is a time of high stress for everyone involved, and management must work with employees to navigate this uncertain landscape. But even with a careful approach and sensitivity to the feelings and emotions of employees, there is still a frequent fear that employees may interpret major changes to their employment status as constructive dismissal.

Questions about constructive dismissal have become more frequent during the COVID-19 pandemic as many organizations explore options to alter or scale back their operations, such as temporary layoffs or reduced working hours for staff. Below we answer some common questions we've received relating to the pandemic and employers' fears of taking action that would lead to a constructive dismissal claim.

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

Record of Employement (ROE) Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 20, 2020 3:27:00 PM

Employers and HR professionals are facing a whole new set of challenges they've likely never faced before because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Canadian businesses have had to lay off employees, some businesses for the first time since they've been open. It's understandable that these decisions are not made lightly, and the questions that come along with these decisions can make the situation even more stressful. 

With decisions getting more and more difficult, we're here to help ease your concerns with answers to some of the more challenging questions you may have. 

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

Questions about COVID-19 are not getting any easier, but we have answers

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 19, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Questions about COVID-19 are getting more and more difficult for Canadian employers to address, and decisions are getting harder and harder to make. Layoffs, Employement Insurance (EI) claims, benefits, and entitlement are all topics employers are starting to think deeply about. 

With the complexity of this pandemic event increasing, we're here to support you with answers to some of the more challenging questions you may have. 

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

Breaking news! Keeping Canadian employers updated on COVID-19

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 18, 2020 1:36:24 PM

News is continually coming at us about COVID-19 and new measures to address its spread. Canadian employers and HR professionals may be confused and uneasy about a lack of targeted, actionable advice on keeping their organizations running and their employees safe.

Employers and HR professionals are left wondering, “Where can we go to get accurate and timely information?”

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

Safety (and Accessibility) First: How Accessibility and Health and Safety Intersect

Posted by HRdownloads on Feb 27, 2020 2:30:00 PM

 

HR has a lot of responsibilities in the workplace, and sometimes they feel like one huge interconnected task. Everything affects everything else, and this is particularly true of the relationship between accessibility and health and safety. In both domains, employers bear enormous responsibility for ensuring compliance and anticipating employee needs.

Health and safety legislation across Canada already requires employers to do everything reasonable under the circumstances to protect workers and prevent injuries. Increasingly, jurisdictions are passing laws requiring similarly thorough efforts to remove barriers to access for persons with disabilities. Ontario and Manitoba have already enacted accessibility standards related to employment, and other provinces and the federal government have taken steps towards establishing comprehensive regulations of their own

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Topics: Health and Safety, Accessibility

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