COVID-19: The Legal Considerations for Employers  

Mar. 31, 2020
ZOOM Webinar Online

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Suzanne M. Kennedy, Partner, Harris & Company LLP
Andrew C. Wood, Partner, Harris & Company LLP
Sari A. Wiens, Partner, Harris & Company LLP

Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Members: Complimentary
Non-Members $50.00 (+GST)

CPD Hours: 1 Hour of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC
This webinar will qualify for the practice management component of LSBC's CPD requirements.


Harris & Company LLP lawyers Sari Wiens, Andrew Wood and Suzanne Kennedy, will discuss the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the legal issues for employers to consider, including:

  • Frustration of contract;        
  • Layoff or termination situations and health benefits;
  • Records of employment (ROE);
  • Workplace and remote work safety obligations;
  • Public health authorities and their powers; and
  • Working from home – privacy considerations and best practices.


About Suzanne Kennedy

Suzanne has built a strong practice in access and privacy law. She advises both public and private sector employers on their responsibilities as they navigate the implications of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and other related legislation.

About Sari Wiens
Sari has practiced for over 20 years in the areas of labour relations, human rights, and employment law. She defends employers before arbitration boards, human rights tribunals, labour relations boards and other administrative tribunals, and at the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the BC Court of Appeal.

About Andrew Wood
The largest area of Andy’s practice is occupational health and safety (OHS). He provides strategic advice and representation to his clients on issues relating to the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, the Canada Labour Code, and associated federal OHS regulations. He is especially skilled at working on matters regarding serious injuries and fatalities, and advising clients on how to avoid administrative penalties and prosecutions.


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
The CBABC acknowledges that the land from which we gather and host this webinar from is the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, and in particular the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations, and we encourage  members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous peoples, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada from the past to the present. 

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