Working in Times of COVID and Beyond

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Date(s) - February 24th, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Via Zoom
Virtual, BC


COVID-19 has brought many changes into our lives, and the way we work – both within our traditional workspace and now from a distance as we work from home – has been a significant concern for employers.  As we enter 2021 and long term strategic planning, firms are thinking about short and long term policies and processes which will keep employees safe and satisfied, businesses operating and our industry flourishing.

Now with a vaccine on the horizon, along with a workforce that has a desire to continue to work from home, it’s time for firms to start contemplating the longer term considerations for how we’ll move forward through the rest of COVID-19 and beyond.

Join us for a moderated panel discussion on what you’ll need to consider when developing your plans for safe return to the office and remote working practices.

Our panel, comprised of labour & employment lawyers, an HR specialist and the Director of OHS Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC, will discuss what a return to the office may look like, the employer/employee responsibilities when an employee moves to a permanent or hybrid remote working situation, how develop effective work-from-home policies, and tips and tricks to deal with performance management issues and metrics.

Sign up to hear our panel of experts speak to this important topic and answer your questions!  Please ensure to send us your questions when you register. This event is proudly sponsored by 


Our Panelists:

Chris Back is the Director of OHS Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC. Consultation & Education Services serves the workers and employers of BC by positively influencing health & safety behaviours and disability management practices through partnerships, consultation, and outreach. Chris has been with WorkSafeBC for six years. Before moving into the Director role, Chris managed the manufacturing & retail portfolio as well as the construction portfolio in Consultation & Education Services. Prior to WorkSafeBC, he held various leadership positions in health and safety and disability management, primarily in the healthcare industry. Chris is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist and holds an MBA from Royal Roads.

Cissy Pau is a Principal Consultant with Clear HR Consulting. Her track record of over 25 years in HR management has earned her a reputation as a leading HR expert who is in demand by a varied client list across Greater Vancouver and BC. A Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Commerce graduate from UBC, Cissy is known for her straightforward approach and her ability to talk clients through the most complex of HR matters. Cissy is frequently profiled and called upon to share HR expertise by media outlets and publications such as BC Business Magazine , CBC, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s , and Business in Vancouver. She was named one of Canada’s Top 25 HR Professionals by Canadian HR Reporter.

Andrea Raso is a senior partner and the Chair of the Employment & Labour practice at Clark Wilson LLP.  Andrea has experience in all areas of employment and labour law and draws upon her 25+ years of experience when assisting clients. She helps resolve issues that permeate the work environment and that may detract from productivity. Her approach to problem-solving is ambitious and versatile. Andrea’s top priority is to help her clients’ reach their goals practically and efficiently, and achieve the best possible results.

Mike Jones is an employment lawyer with HHBG Lawyers.  His practice includes assisting employees at all stages of the employment relationship, from contract review, to workplace and human rights, to wrongful dismissals.  Prior to joining HHBG, Mike worked at a general litigation firm where he practiced in a number of areas, including employer sided employment law.    He has appeared before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Provincial Court of B.C., the B.C Human Rights Tribunal and other administrative tribunals.  Mike earned his J.D from the University of British Columbia in 2014.

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