COVID-19: Implications for Employers Webinar

Wed 8th April 2020
Online Webinar

Session Title:
COVID-19: Implications for Employers

Date: Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Time: 12 noon (EST) 

Registration: CIMA Members

Session Description: The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly developing, with media coverage focusing on its public health, economic and societal implications. Employers have been thrust into reactive mode as they deal with the pandemic’s impact on the workplace, and many are perplexed about what they legally can and should do to respond, particularly given the Ontario government’s order that all non-essential workplaces close and evolving requirements and changes in the law.

Join Laura Williams on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 at 12 noon (EST) as she conducts a webinar designed to help music industry employers understand their obligations, requirements, risks and strategic options in light of the significant legal and operational implications caused by COVID-19.  Attendees will explore the most recent developments, including those related to:

  • Employee leave entitlements
  • EI and government assistance programs and measures
  • LayoffsKey human rights and harassment obligations
  • Implications arising from work from home arrangements
  • Rules related to workplaces deemed non-essential
  • Key content to include in employee communications

To facilitate Laura’s ability to address as many of your questions as possible, please send your questions in advance to  Laura will also address questions that arise from the content in the live Q&A session during the webinar.

Please feel free to contact Laura with any other questions you may have.

Laura Williams Bio: Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Speaker, HR Business Consultant, Workplace Investigator, Thought Leader performance.

As the founder and principal of Williams HR Law Professional Corporation and Williams HR Consulting Inc., Laura boasts more than two decades of experience providing strategic advice and representation to organizations operating across virtually all industries.

Laura has built two highly respected firms which respectively provide proactive HR law and HR consulting advice designed to minimize workplace law challenges, maximize employee engagement and boost bottom-line performances. 

Laura has been named on the Canadian Business Magazine’s W100, which lists the top female entrepreneurs in Canada and, among other awards, in 2018 Williams HR Law was honoured with the Labour and Employment Boutique Law Firm of the Year award at the national Canadian HR Awards. Laura has achieved the coveted Certified Speaking Professional designation, which is a globally recognized designation held by 70 Canadians and fewer than 17% of the world’s professional speakers.

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