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Bringing employees back to work? Key employment law considerations!

  • Thursday, June 11, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online Webinar
  • 68

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The SBA, along with Forte Law, is pleased to present the following FREE 1 hr employment law CPD webinar:

Hello from the other side! It is exciting to see restrictions loosening and the economy rebuilding, but calling law firm employees back to the office from layoff or remote work can be tricky.  Many law firms are looking at changes to jobs, hours and firm operations, and we all have a new layer of workplace health and safety to consider.  Some of these changes are transitional as we rebuild, and other firms are looking at permanent changes to their operations and staffing as part of the “new normal”.  

In this session we will walk you through employment law strategies to avoid workplace conflict at this critical time. We will talk about potential liabilities including severance pay, human rights, and other key legal risks and how to avoid them. We will also touch on ethical considerations unique to law firms as employers.

Presenters:  Sara Forte & Christie Gilmour

Sara Forte and Christie Gilmour are lawyers with Forte Law, an employment law boutique firm based in Surrey. Forte Law advises employees, contractors and businesses of all sizes, including law firms and lawyers, about legal problems at work from hiring to firing and everything in between. We have presented on various issues to local bar associations including Lawyers as Employers, Staffing for Success, and Flexible Law Firm Staffing. Our approach is practical, cost effective and solutions oriented. Sara is the firm founder, and has practiced exclusively in the area of employment law for 15 years. Christie was the first lawyer to join Sara at Forte Law in 2017 after spending several years defending lawyers in professional negligence and professional disciplinary matters. Sara and Christie are passionate about public legal education about employment law and have discovered a new love for webinars.

This will be a Zoom based webinar. Please register by June 10, 2020 through the link to the left. Registration will be limited to the first 100 attendees. A link for the Zoom meeting room will be emailed to registered attendees on June 10, 2020.

This webinar qualifies for 1 hour of CPD credit toward your annual Law Society requirements.




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