As you face difficult decisions and exceptional challenges regarding your workplace in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know what options you have available.
The pandemic that came to Canada in March 2020 has changed the world of work and continues to have a significant impact despite the “flattening of the curve”. Workplaces have gone from responding to the threat of the virus with either complete shutdowns or moving operations to remote only to now facing how to restart operations and return workers to the workplace. The pandemic has challenged employers financially, has required them to be creative and nimble in their response to the restriction in operations and has required a level of cooperation and transparency with workers that is unprecedented.
While our government and regulatory bodies have provided various types of financial and other assistance to employers, you may need more to protect your business – practical advice and sophisticated insights.
Since the pandemic was declared, we have been working closely with employers and workplaces throughout the country to help resolve the many workplace issues associated with the pandemic. We are committed to continuing to provide the guidance, resources and support you need to help you strategically find the best way forward for your workplace.
The easing of restrictions will present multiple challenges that we can help navigate including complying with occupational health and safety guidelines, identifying available government funding options, dealing with workers’ fears about returning to the workplace, and finding ways to continue to support workers in remote work Our priority remains to ensure that you are able to open your workplace in a way that keeps workers, customers and clients safe.
Scott Marcinkow and Rose Keith, QC have the experience and expertise to provide you with the information that you need to safely return your workers to the workplace, and to navigate the challenges that will inevitably arise as you do so.
If you are in the process of re-opening your business during the pandemic, read Scott and Rose’s recent article that answers common questions regarding re-opening here.
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