We are going to dive into the residual effects of the pandemic. As with any disaster, the aftershock and cleanup become fundamentally important – COVID-19 being no exception. As we approach the one-year anniversary of our new world, employer obligations that have been pushed back into the future now come into effect. The future is here – so what does that mean? Cost. With employees at the epicenter of these expenses, what are the employer obligations?
With a million things going on at once, it is difficult to prioritize where you need to be at a given time. Customers, operations and ever changing business development are high on the list for any business owner/executive; however; we are here today to shed some light on 1 Core Concept that affects all of the above…. Effective People Management.
Today we are going to dive into the world of Vacations….a looming financial headache we perceive that Employers will inevitably face. For those of you who may not be aware, vacation is based on BOTH VACATION TIME and VACATION PAY – A distinction that needs to be clear and understood.
Accordingly, this causes us to reassess our view of businesses that are operating or not at all. We know there are strict regimens required for businesses that are allowed to be open, and it is crystal clear that various occupational health and safety acts are being enforced.
The concept of lieu time related to overtime is a potential powder keg. Lieu time is a subject that I have encountered over the years with a variety of clients.
It remains a puzzle regarding the relief provided by the federal government. The CERB (Canadian Emergency Response Benefit) is scheduled to expire September 26, 2020. This benefit was highly over-subscribed from the beginning in March.
We have developed a good understanding of the Employer’s Duty to Accommodate, where we use a Functional Abilities Assessment, but have not addressed the potential precursor of this duty, namely the Duty to Inquire. Similarly, we have discussed the concept of Undue Hardship, but with only limited detail.
I use the terms interchangeably because culture and organization or so intertwined. They represent the whole or sum of the parts. When I refer to the parts, I refer to the people that comprise the organization or help to shape the culture.
Culture is defined as ….” is a way of life of a group of people–the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.”