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COVID-19 Question Series: All About Working From Home, Work Sharing, and Those Feeling Left Behind

Posted by HRdownloads on Apr 7, 2020 11:02:00 AM

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 working from home and potential job sharing options.

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Topics: Health and Safety, HR Challenges

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

Best Practices for Managing Remote Workers

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 26, 2020 3:04:00 PM

Considering or beginning the transition to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ve heard a few common concerns organizations have when it comes to working outside of the office: 

"Will my employees still be productive?"

"How do I keep my team engaged and connected?" 

"What policies do I need to have in place?"

These and other questions weigh heavy on employers’ minds when considering whether employees can manage to work from home. With the added pressures from the pandemic, employers who normally would not allow employees to work from home are trying to determine whether it's at all possible. If this could be an option for your business, we have some advice to help you manage remote workers.

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Topics: Workplace Culture, 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

Business Planning During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 25, 2020 10:45:00 AM

To help businesses prepare for and manage during the current public health crisis, we have developed a brief guide to assist business planning and continuity efforts. This guide addresses some situations we've been hearing about.

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Topics: HR Challenges

Breaking News: Governments to shut down all non-essential workplaces

Posted by HRdownloads on Mar 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Quebec and Ontario order all non-essential workplaces to close.

What we know so far about Ontario:

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Topics: HR Challenges, Legislative Changes

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