Workplace Privacy: Top Five Issues Faced by Employers
Our clients are faced with workplace privacy issues on a daily basis. In this session we will discuss some of the most frequent privacy-related issues, including workplace surveillance, employee monitoring, and access to information. We will provide helpful guidance regarding the scope of an employer’s right to use various background checks, including criminal record checks, credit checks and social media checks. We will also discuss recent developments in the law regarding employee social media use in the workplace and steps that an employer can take to monitor and control this activity.
The Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) has pre-approved this webinar for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.
Dealing with Invisible Issues: Mental Health in the Workplace
Recognizing and managing mental health issues in the workplace can be one of the most challenging human resources issues facing employers. In this 3 hour interactive workshop, we will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to recognize potential mental health issues, know when the duty to inquire arises, determine the your ability request medical information, and understand the extent of your duty to accommodate.
Up in Smoke: The New Era of Workplace Drug Management
Managing your employees’ use (and abuse) of drugs and alcohol is a complex issue. Employees already have easy access to medical marijuana, which can create a conflict between an employer’s obligation to ensure a safe workplace and the duty to accommodate. Legislation that will legalize the recreational use of marijuana is expected in Spring 2017. In this session, we will cover myths and facts about marijuana, an employer’s obligation to ensure its employees are unimpaired and fit for work, and what employers should be doing to prepare for the legalization of marijuana.
Monitoring and managing employees’ attendance can be a time consuming task, seemingly fraught with legal risk. In this 3-hour workshop, we will help you learn to navigate attendance-related issues, including policy drafting and implementation, accommodation of disability-related absences, and understanding when the employment relationship can be terminated as a result of poor attendance.