COVID-19 has significantly disrupted what it means for an employee “to go to work.” Instead of physically being in the workplace, many employers and employees are adapting to new ways of working remotely. In this episode of the Canadian Employment and Labour law podcast, Alison Walsh and Adrian Elmslie continue their discussion on remote working arrangements, the challenges and issues employers should be aware of. They will also be addressing complying with employment standards rules, the privacy implications of installing monitoring software and occupational health and safety obligations.
About Alison Walsh
Alison Walsh is a partner in Dentons Canada LLP’s Employment and Labour group. She provides strategic and practical advice on all areas affecting the employment relationship. Alison assists her clients on sensitive workplace matters including workplace discrimination and harassment complaints, conducts workplace investigations, and provides support to employers conducting internal investigations. In addition, Alison regularly represents employers in all areas of labour and employment litigation, including wrongful dismissal matters, human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations and unfair competition claims.
About Adrian Elmslie
Adrian Elmslie is the head of Dentons LLP’s Edmonton Labour and Employment Group. Adrian joined the firm in 1999 after completing his articles with the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal. He provides labour and employment advice to a diverse cross section of employers in both union and non-union settings.